ALthough not scheduled to be a part of Star Wars Celebration VI at the Orange County Convention Center, George Lucas made a surprise appearance. The “Super Secret Star Wars Panel with Todd, Seth and Matt”, that George appeared at may seem like a give-away title, but the panel was also held on Friday without George. The “Super Secret” was the announcement of a new animated comedy television show from the makers of “Robot Chicken” called “Star Wars Detours”.
They said they were surprised when George suggested putting him in the show and said they had already started doing models of him. It took some doing, but they talked George into voicing his character. You’ll see a clip of it in our video below.
Just as the clip ended, out came George. The crowd was surprised and jumped to their feet cheering. George joked that he liked being with these guys because he’s taller than most of them, something he’s not used to.
James Arnold Taylor, who does the voice of Obi Wan and others on “Star Wars The Clone Wars”, was led away at the beginning of the show “to be put in carbon freezing”. He came back out to end the show.
Here’s our video of George’s appearance:
Here’s the full trailer for the new Star Wars Detours show:
No launch date or channel information has been released.