This article was taken from the upcoming Fangoria and should shed some light on this report: FM: Is it true that the bounty hunter Zam Wessel is also a shapeshifter called a Clawdite in the upcoming movie? GL: Yes. FM: A shapeshifter is an unprecedented alien lifeform in the Star Wars universe. Why did you choose to explore that route? GL: A friend of mine over at Paramount wondered if I could do anything to save the 'Trek' franchise. He [Brannon] drove up to the ranch one day and we sat and talked about tying the two film franchises together. We ultimately realized that by making Zam a shapeshifter or "changeling" we could introduce a Delta quadrant subplot in Episode 3 and pull in Renee Auberjonois who was delightful as Odo. FM: Sounds fantastic... Any chance for more Star Trek crossover cameos for Episode 3? GL: Well I really like the timeship "Tapestry" concept, so we may bring back some major characters like Barkley or Wesley Crusher. FM: Episode II: Attack of the Clones opens in theaters May 16.