Opening with a montage of clips both old and new, Adult Swim’sRobot Chicken Comic-Con panel on Friday was packed to the rafters not only with fans, but with theshow’s writers and voice actors as well. The table on the dais was practically burstingby the time Seth Green (pictured), along with writers Matthew Senreich, Tom Root, DougGoldstein, Breckin Meyer, Kevin Shinick, and voice actor Tom Kane, filed onto thestage. They fielded questions from the audience (including oneproposal by a very well-meaning mother and her daughter) and gavefans some tantalizing peeks into the new season of Robot Chicken — as well as the show’slatest Star Wars special (this time centering on the bounty hunters), currentlyin the works.
The Aug. 31 season premiere of Robot Chicken will be host to someof the biggest names in geek TV, including Joss Whedon, Seth MacFarlane, RonaldD. Moore, and Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff. The season itself will havesketches skewering everything from Batman and The Shawshank Redemption (KevinShinick calls it “Shawshank Arkham Asylum”) to Indiana Jones and Tron, as wellas a Living Lohan sketch voiced entirely by Meyer.
As for the new Star Wars special, Green promised that thebounty hunters would finally get their due, with sketches that would peek intothe backgrounds of favorites like Dengar and Bossk (the writers-room favorite, who Root is determined to get into a tuxedo at some point). Another sketch: One that Meyer promised would finally articulate the true nature of the relationship between BobaFett and the Sarlacc Pit. Production has already started,and Green said that fans can look forward to some familiar voices, includingStar Wars luminaries like Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams.