Ian Abercrombie with Cat Taber and Matt Lanter at a 2010
by Bonnie Burton for StarWars.com.)
Ian Abercrombie, who voiced Palpatine on The Clone Wars, died Thursday at the age of 77.
He may be best known to masses for his role on Seinfeld, playing
Elaine’s boss Mr. Pitt. His other credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, Army of Darkness, and Wizards of Waverly Place.
Dave Filoni wrote
a tribute to Abercrombie on Facebook, while several of the Clone Wars voice actors took to Twitter. See what they had to say below the cut.
James Arnold Taylor, who voices Obi-wan, will be live with fans on the Entertainment Weekly site during the airing of ‘Friends and Enemies’ tonight.
The chat will begin at about 7:45pm ET.
James Arnold Taylor’s one man show, as performed at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends this year.
There’s no new Clone Wars tonight, but there are several tidbits of news.
First off, there’s
another Chewbacca video and some finale rumor dispelling ( Sort of?) going around. Spoilers?
On Twitter, an actress you might recognize reveals that
she’ll be voicing a character… But given the lead time on these things, I’m guessing we probably won’t hear much more until next season.
More imminent is Free Comic Book Day on May 7 and StarWars.com has a preview of Dark Horse’s
Savage Opress offering. (Psst, Avatar: The Last Airbender fans… That preview is over here.)
The show is back tonight with
a Padme-centric episode that’s likely to bore the pants off the kids and delight the adults – or at least the adults that really like Padme (and/or Agatha Christie.) And since last we checked in, StarWars.com posted an excerpt from the . Insider interview with Dee Bradley Baker
The fandom’s quick-draws (and British and Canadians) may have already caught ‘Senate Murders,’ but for everyone else it’s still preview time. Prep with the
episode guide and some Padme insight from Catherine Taber.
Satine and Obi-Wan are on the run, gothic-romance style, from the Death Watch Mandos tonight’s episode. In the meantime, Satine’s voice actress Anna Graves talks to StarWars.com.
Barriss Offee (voiced by
Meredith Salenger,) joins the cast for ‘Weapons Factory.’
As the legion of
Star Wars accounts on Twitter grows, it’s getting harder to keep track of. It’s impossible to list everyone, but here are a few accounts that may be of interest.
Please note that although we provide this page as a service to fans to find official accounts and other people they may wish to follow, we do
not encourage pestering or harassing celebrities and/or other fans. Please be respectful to the celebrities and each other.
And if you’re wondering about hashtags, StarWars.com has
some suggestions (though I’m not about to give up on #EpisodeVII!)
Carrie Fisher (
@CarrieFFisher) Played Princess Leia in the original trilogy. Mark Hamill (
@HamillHimself) Played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy. Anthony Daniels (
@ADaniels3PO) Played C-3PO in all six movies. Ewan McGregor (
@mcgregor_ewan) Played Obi-wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy. Samuel L. Jackson (
@SamuelLJackson) All -around badass; Played Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy. David Prowse (
@isDARTHVADER) Played Darth Vader (in the suit) for the original trilogy. Peter Mayhew (
@TheWookieeRoars) Played Chewbacca in the original trilogy and ROTS. Bonnie Piesse (
@BonniePiesse) Played Beru Lars in AOTC and ROTS. Ahmed Best (
@ahmedbest) Played Jar Jar Binks in the prequels. Warwick Davis (
@WarwickADavis) Played Wicket W. Warrick in Return of the Jedi as well as several characters in The Phantom Menace and many other films. Ray Park (
@PARKYBOY74) Played Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace. Richard LeParmentier (
@AdmiralMotti) Played Admiral Motti in A New Hope.
Joel Aron ( @joelaron ) Visual effects on Revenge of the Sith, The Clone Wars
Bad Robot ( @bad_robot) Home base of Episode VII director J.J. Abrams.
Dave Filoni (
@dave_filoni) Supervising director of The Clone Wars, Rebels. Phil Tippett (
@PhilTippett) VFX artist who now heads Tippet Studio; Did stop motion effects for ANH and ESB. Greg Weisman ( @Greg_Weisman) Writer on Rebels. Worked on Gargoyles, Young Justice.
Matthew Wood (
@matthewood) Skywalker Sound; Voice of General Grievous in Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars.
Matt Lanter (
@MattLanter) Voice of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars Ashley Eckstein (
@HerUniverse) Voice of Ahsoka Tano. Used mostly for Her Universe business, and also listed under licensees, but Ashley shares other stuff here as well. James Arnold Taylor (
@JATactor) Voice of Obi-Wan in The Clone Wars Catherine Taber (
@cattaber) Voice of Padme Amidala in The Clone Wars Sam Witwer (
@SamWitwer) Voice of Darth Maul on The Clone Wars, Galen Marek/Starkiller in The Force Unleashed. Dee Bradley Baker (
@deebradleybaker) Voice of The Clone Wars clonetroopers. Phil LaMarr (
@phillamarr) Voice of The Clone Wars’ Kit Fisto. Meredith Salenger (
@MeredthSalenger) voiced Barriss Offee in The Clone Wars. Simon Pegg (
@simonpegg) Voice of Dengar in The Clone Wars. Director/Actor, Shaun of the Dead, Scottie in Star Trek prequel/reboot.
Greg Proops (
@GregProops) Voice of Beed Annodue in The Phantom Menace. Peter Serafinowicz (
@serafinowicz) Voice of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace.
Lucasfilm and licensees
Other official types
Chris Argyropoulos (
@ThatChrisA) Lucasfilm Publicist Dan Brooks (
@dan_brooks) Works for StarWars.com Tracy Cannobbio (
@Tcann13) Lucasfilm Publicist Mary Franklin (
@MaryLFL) Sr. Event Lead for Lucasfilm, queen of all she surveys Jennifer Heddle (
@jenheddle) Senior Editor (fiction) at Lucasfilm. Pablo Hidalgo (
@infinata) Brand Communication Manager for Lucasfilm, author, internet rockstar Leland Chee (
@HolocronKeeper) Keeper of the Holocron, Lucas Licensing Matt Martin (
@missingwords) Works for StarWars.com Erich Schoeneweiss (
@Darth_Duff) Del Rey editor Randy Stradley (
@Randy_Stradley) Vice President of Publishing, Dark Horse Comics
Aaron Allston (
@aaronallston) Author, X-Wing, Legacy of the Force, Fate of the Jedi series. Kevin J. Anderson (
@TheKJA) Author, The Jedi Academy Trilogy Corinna Bechko ( @CorinnaBechko) Writer, Legacy
Haden Blackman (
@HadenBlackman) LucasArts / Writer, The Force Unleashed Jeremy Barlow (
@Jeremy_Barlow) Writer / Dark Horse editor Bonnie Burton (
@bonniegrrl) Writer, You Can Draw: Star Wars Nathan P. Butler (
@swfanworks) Writer, ‘Equals and Opposites’ / StarWarsFanWorks.com Chris Cassidy (
@Yav14) Writer, ‘Precipice’ James.S.A.Corey (
@JamesSACorey) aka Daniel Abraham ( @AbrahamHanover) and Ty Franck. Authors, Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves. Paul Ens (
@paulens) Writer, R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, ‘Evasive Action’ webstrips / Owner of Red 5 Comics / Former Director of Lucas Online Jason Fry (
@jasoncfry) Author, The Essential Atlas Christie Golden (
@ChristieGolden) Author, Fate of the Jedi Kevin Hearne (
@KevinHearne) Author, upcoming Empire and Rebellion Luke novel. Helen Keier (
@HelenKeier) Writer, The New Essential Guide to Alien Species Drew Karpyshyn (
@DrewKarpyshyn) Author, Darth Bane novels. Paul S. Kemp (
@Paulskemp) Author, Crosscurrent Tim Lebbon (
@timlebbon) Author, Dawn of the Jedi novel John Jackson Miller (
@jjmfaraway) Writer, Knights of the Old Republic, Kenobi Abel G. Peña (
@ThePhilodoxer) Writer, things fanboys love J. W. Rinzler (
@jwrinzler) Writer, The Making of Star Wars, other nonfiction. Joe Schreiber (
@joeschreiber1) Author, Death Troopers Mike Stackpole (
@MikeStackpole) Author, X-Wing series Matthew Stover (
@MWStover ) Author, Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, Revenge of the Sith novelization. Tom Taylor (
@TomTaylorMade) Writer, Invasion comic. Paul Urquhart (
@quhart) Writer, The Essential Guide to Warfare Dan Wallace (
@danwall88) Author, The Essential Atlas Martha Wells (
@marthawells1) Author, Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge Sean Williams (
@adelaidesean) Author, The Force Unleashed novelizations Ryder Windham (
@ryderwindham) Brian Wood (
@brianwood) Writer, Star Wars, the comic that began in 2013
Fan sites and the like
Cleolinda Jones (
@cleolinda) Snarker, Movies in 15 Minutes Kristen Bell (
@IMKristenBell) Actress, Fanboys, Veronica Mars Felicia Day (
@feliciaday) Actress, Dr. Horrible, The Guild Seth Green (
@sethgreen) Robot Chicken. Jon Favreau (
@Jon_Favreau) Director, Iron Man Jaime King (
@Jaime_King) Actress, Fanboys, Sin City Greg Grunberg (
@greggrunberg) Actor, Heroes, Alias J.K. Rowling (
@jk_rowling) Author, Harry Potter series William Shatner (
@WilliamShatner) William. Shatner. Joss Whedon (
@josswhedon) Geek god, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, The Avengers, etc. Will Wheaton (
@wilw) Actor, internet superstar Weird Al Yankovic (
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Panels and things. StarWars.com has reports of panels with , The Clone Wars voice actors and Robot Chicken . Family Guy
Fannishly. StarWars.com continues their Fan Movie winner profiles with (yay!) and Star Wars: Retold . They also round up their picks for Star Sports best (play spot the Jader in this one) and Star Wars costumes best costumes.
Videos. Big Shiny Robot caght up with Clone Wars voice actors Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka,) Dee Bradley Baker (OMG MOMO, uhh, he voices the clones) and Catherine Taber (Padme.)
Muggs. Empire Muggs back profiles of Dave Filoni, Cat Staggs, Robot Chicken’s Rebecca Van Cleve and Adam Koford. And thr auction is on now, with one or two figures currently fetching up to $425. (Most are still much lower.)
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