It may not be the crossover event that many may have wanted, but it’s still big news knowing that former ‘Doctor Who’ star, David Tennant, will be guest starring on the animated series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars.’
Tennant will appear (or at least his voice will be heard) on Saturday’s November 10th episode titled ‘A Test of Strength.’ The episode picks up from last week’s storyline where a group of young Jedi set out to build their first lightsabers. Tennant will be voicing the android named Huyang who is said to be a “crucial part of this journey.”
As a ‘Star Wars’ fan himself, it’s not surprising to hear that Tennant accepted the offer of ‘The Clone Wars’ supervising director, Dave Filoni, who himself is a ‘Doctor Who’ fan. Speaking about Tennant’s appearance, Filoni remarked:
“As a fan that has the privilege of playing in the’ Star Wars’ galaxy, I am always on the lookout for others who appreciate, and would enjoy, an opportunity to go on an adventure in George’s galaxy far, far away. When I heard the Doctor himself, David Tennant, was a fan of ‘Star Wars,’ I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on ‘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. 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.”
Tennant is well-known in the UK and to his fans not only for his acting accomplishments, but also in his performances with voice work. He has starred in many radio plays for the BBC (such as ‘The Purple Land’ and ‘Stonemouth’) , narrated documentaries (such as ‘The Hidden Life of the Cell,’ ‘Earth Flight,’ ‘Monty Python In Aberystwyth’ and the mockumentary ‘Twenty Twelve’) and lent his voice to animated films like ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits.’
A clip of Tennant’s performance from the episode ‘A Test of Strength’ can be seen below courtesy of IGN!
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ – A Test of Strength Clip:
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ airs Saturdays on the Cartoon Network at 9:30am ET/PT.