Wednesday, 22 February 2012
THE LIFE AQUATIC: THE REAL ADMIRAL ACKBAR SPEAKS!
Iconic Rebel Alliance hero Admiral Ackbar of the Mon Calamari has had a very good 12 months, what with his appearance in the epic four-part story arc that was the CLONE WARS adventure Water War, and as a comedian in fun spoofs like ROBOT CHICKEN. His classic line, "It's a Trap!", has now become legendary, too.
Operated as a puppet by Tim Rose on the Elstree sets of England during February 1982, the final voice of the character in 1982/83 post-producion was ultimately provided by actor/academic Erik Bauersfeld. Check out this recent interview that he did for the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Being Admiral Ackbar: Berkeley man reflects on brush with “Star Wars” | The Big Event | an SFGate.com blog, in which he talks about how he got the role of Ackbar and the legacy of playing the part (as well as voicing Bob Fortuna and being a voice test candidate for ESB's Yoda when it wasn't confirmed that Frank Oz would be doing the final voice).
With thanks to the OFFICIAL STARWARS.COM site for the heads-up...