This Saturday sees the premiere of David Tennant’s appearance in the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, which takes place between the movies Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Speaking to IGN, the series’ supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that Tennant was cast after Filoni’s wife had turned him onto 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.”
“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.”
Take a look at the former Tenth Doctor’s performance below…
The episode “A Test of Strength” airs this Saturday, November 10th at 9:30am on Cartoon Network UK.