|A new discovery for Kanan in STAR WARS REBELS. Image: DISNEY/LUCASFILM.|
STAR WARS fans previously enjoyed the further exploration of the Force and all its aspects within the adventures of THE CLONE WARS, now that storytelling aspect continues in STAR WARS REBELS, especially with this new third season coming to DISNEY XD US and UK screens next month, as the (temporarily?) blind Kanan encounters the mysterious Bendu alien creature on the Rebel's new base planet, discovering the creature's powers as a fellow Force-sensitive. The pairing should prove intriguing and hopefully not a singular encounter with the season opener. One thing's for sure, the Bendu's too big for Kanan to go backpacking with!
|Master of time, space and franchises: Tom Baker. Image: Oliver McNeil.|
For such a larger than life and charismatic alien character you need a larger than life and truly charismatic actor, one that's also played an enigmatic and amazing alien on TV, so former Fourth DOCTOR WHO Tom Baker, master of the scarf and the unending Jelly Baby bags, more than fits the bill, blessed with a rich voice that has been a mainstay of British television commercial voiceovers for forty years, and a welcome continuance of Dave Filoni's nice referencing to the classic British sci-fi series: Eleventh Time Lord actor David Tennant having previously voiced an award-winning droid role in the fifth season of THE CLONE WARS.
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