Galaxies collide! Katee Sackhoff is trading in her Viper-pilot flightsuit for some Mandalorian armor. Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck is voicing a new, pistol-packing character on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and, before it even screens tomorrow at the 4:45 p.m. Clone Wars panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con, EW has an exclusive video sneak peek. Check it out below:
Sackhoff will be the first female Mandalorian warrior we’ve seen on the show. Her episode, set to air midway through the Cartoon Network series’ fourth season, reunites Padawan Ahsoka Tano with her Separatist friend Lux, who’s renounced Count Dooku’s galaxy spanning war against the Republic. To oppose Dooku, Lux has sought refuge with the Death Watch, a Mandalorian terrorist group.
In case you’ve forgotten your Expanded Universe lore, the Mandalorians are the helmeted warrior race that spawned Jango and Boba Fett. When last seen, the Death Watch faction was led by a platinum-haired militant voiced by Jon Favreau (whose Cowboys & Aliens will make its debut at Comic-Con), who will be reprising his role this season as a Big Bad. But the sight (or rather, sound) of Sackhoff returning to the space opera genre, with her character this time appearing in chrome-domed glory herself, is cause for a major geekquake. So say we all?