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Robot Chicken special to feature Lucas, Hamill

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 25th 2007 1:35PM
robot chickenDetails are finally being revealed today about the Robot Chicken: Star Wars special that is coming up on June 17th on Cartoon Network. We first heard about it last fall when Adam interviewed Morel Orel creator Dino Stamatopoulos, who shares a studio with Robot Chicken. The news today is that George Lucas and Mark Hamill are both participating. Lucas will play himself and Hamill will play Luke Skywalker. And, as Adam reported late last year, producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are actually working with LucasFilm Ltd. to create the 30-minute parody of the Star Wars series. Senreich says it's a dream come true and "How many people can say that George Lucas let them play with his entire Star Wars universe and do Robot Chicken-like things to it?"

I'm really looking forward to this episode. Green and Senreich have pretty much been obsessed with Star Wars and it has appeared in Robot Chicken many times. But- to be able to recreate the entire series with the blessing of The Godfather? Awesome!

By the way, this will be Mark Hamill's second visit to Robot Chicken. He voiced three characters, one of them was himself, in a 2005 episode. Other celebrity voices in the Star Wars special include Conan O'Brien, James van der Beek, Hulk Hogan, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer, Joey Fatone, and regular Seth MacFarlane.

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Will working with Lucasfilm make the show funnier?

April 26 2007 at 9:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Breckin Meyer is a Robot Chicken regular, too.

April 25 2007 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm completely onboard this. You can add the Emperor on the cellphone with Vader bit to the list.

April 25 2007 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil

I am both looking forward to this and dreading it.

The Vader collect call and Vader/Luke "thats highly improbable!" sketch are two of my favorite RC sketches. However, stretching the whole thing out to a half hour show may stretch the whole thing thin. The fact that Lucas is on board for this does give me a little bit of hope (as much as I despise his treatment of past product)

April 25 2007 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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