Doctor Who Star David Tennant Goes Droid for Star Wars: The Clone Wars
As the tenth doctor on Doctor Who, David Tennant has already visited most of the remote corners of the universe, but this week he’s traveling to a galaxy far, far away.
On Saturday, November 10th, Tennant will make his series debut as a new character in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Dave Filoni, Supervising Director, Star Wars: The Clone Wars says he contacted Tennant after learning that he was a fan of the original movie.
“I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The result was ‘Huyang,’ an ancient droid in the service of the Jedi Order, whose sole task in life has been overseeing the construction of lightsabers.”
Tennant’s first episode is titled “A Test of Strength.” After that, he’ll appear in two more episodes “Bound for Rescue” and “A Necessary Strength.”
“I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint. He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.”
Here’s a clip from the episode which airs Saturday, November 10 at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network.
Did you know?
- Petro’s lightsaber training maneuver – the Whirlwind of Destiny – was actually created a young fan as part of the Join the Jedi contest sponsored by Hasbro. The winning entry was animated into the show.
- The training remotes seen aboard the Crucible are the same design as the one seen aboard the Millennium Falcon in Episode IV, and in Jedi Temple youngling training verandah in Episode II.