David Tennant is to appear in this coming Saturday’s (10th November, 2012) Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode – A Test of Strength.
The former Doctor Who star will voice Huyang (below), a droid who is crucial to a group of young Jedi who set out to build their first lightsabers
Clone Wars’ supervising director Dave Filoni told IGN that it was his wife who was the one who first got him watching Doctor Who.
“I remember thinking that the series (Doctor Who) had many of the same production challenges that we do on The Clone Wars – creating galactic scale adventures and planets with strange life forms,” he said.
“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.”