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Palpatine's new voice actor

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by darkchrono, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. darkchrono Jedi Master

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    I heard the voice actor for Palpatine/Darth Sidious passed away a little while back but they managed to do most of season 5 already before he did pass. But now that they are towards the end of season 5 does anyone know if his work is still being used or has the new voice actor been in the last couple episodes. Wonder what the new voice actor will sound like.
  2. Togruta Jedi Master

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    I don't think there's been any confirmation. There was just that "Petty crooks" line in "Revival" where his voice was noticeably off.
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  3. Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Darth JSlom Jedi Youngling

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    I wanted to know the same thing. Anybody in Canada know if Palpatine has a speaking role in this episode? I thought i heard that The Lawless was Ian's last performance.
  5. General Immodet Jedi Master

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  6. Kualan Jedi Master

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    Not the latest episode.
  7. Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master

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    Abercrombie? no his very last role was The Lawless, they will have a new voice actor
  8. swcolts1277 Jedi Knight

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    It's likely Tim Curry.
  9. IG_2000 Jedi Master

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    McDiarmid
  10. darkchrono Jedi Master

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    I would think the actors who actually played the characters in the movies would probably be a little too expensive for them to warrant the idea for a cartoon that only a very small percentage of fans are going to watch anyway. Plus their schedules would probably already be full.
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  11. Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master

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    well they could have used Hayden for Anakin since he wanted to reprise his role
  12. 07jonesj Jedi Master

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    But they didn't because Hayden can only play one aspect of Anakin - the hurt, depressed Anakin. He's good at that one aspect, but unfortunately lacks at all others. That's why they picked Matt Lanter - he's managed to pull off happy-go-lucky Anakin, protective of Ahsoka-Anakin, and anger building up and about to punch you in the face Anakin.

    Besides that, what makes a good visual actor can often heavily differ from what makes a good voice actor. An actor's best asset is their expressions, and they can't use them with voice work.
  13. JackG Jedi Grand Master

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    TOS said that Lawless was one of Abercombie's last roles as Palpatine.
  14. fett 4 Jedi Grand Master

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    They got Sam Jackson and Chris Lee for the CW film
  15. 07jonesj Jedi Master

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    Presumably "The Lawless" was his last major appearance, as they dedicated that episode to him. Maybe he'll appear with a line or two in another episode.
  16. fett 4 Jedi Grand Master

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    Put simply the responses were probably like this

    Samuel L Jackson, "yeah that's great we'd love you to be in it"

    Christopher Lee "yeah that's great we'd love you to be in it"

    Hayden Christiansen, "We'll call you"
  17. StarWarsVerses Jedi Knight

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    Palpatine's final line in The Lawless doesn't sound like Abercrombie to me. The register is a little deeper, closer to 'petty crooks'. Just an observation.
  18. Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master

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    Lee and Jackson only reprised their roles in TCW movie,
  19. LordMortis315 Jedi Knight

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    I think "Do not worry, I'm not going to kill you. I have...other uses for you. [cackles]" was done by another VA.
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  20. Yodaminch Jedi Grand Master

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    They pay Anthony Daniels. And Peter Mayhew guested as Chewie. If he's on as infrequently as Anthony Daniels, it may not be too bad. On the other hand, if his role is expanding, all the more reason to have a great voice for Palpatine.
  21. Kualan Jedi Master

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    I think they would have at least approached McDiarmid, who has always seemed very keen to reprise the role of Palpatine (in regards to a sequel film or live action series, at least). Whether or not it worked out with scheduling and what not remains to be seen.
  22. Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master

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    Hopefully we get an announcement soon
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  23. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Jedi Master

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    I disagree, I think Sidious' final line in The Lawless is definitely still Ian Abercrombie. As Midnight Cowboy said in the commentary, he captured perfectly the deeper, more guttural side of Sidious' voice we see in certain parts of ROTS.
  24. vong333 Jedi Master

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    LordMorits, your avatar is cool as hell. Were is it from?
  25. COMPNOR Jedi Master

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    Clive Revill is still around. He has some experience with Star Wars.
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