By Christian Blauvelt
Updated July 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

It’s a trap!

Okay, not really, but we have to say that every time Admiral Ackbar’s around. The lovable, on-the-nose-dialogue shouting, future Rebel Alliance leader is set to make his Clone Wars debut this fall on the season four premiere. In Return of the Jedi, we only got to see the fishy wonder leading his forces from the bridge of a starship. Two decades before the events of the original trilogy, Ackbar gets into the fray himself, leading his fellow squid-headed militants into an underwater battle on his aquatic homeworld of Mon Calamari. Check out this Comic-Con video of a blaster-wielding Ackbar, at this time just a captain, and answer for me this question: When did sushi become badass?

I think my favorite moment is that bizarre, body-twitching rebel-yell that Ackbar bellows. Or maybe the fact that The Clone Wars is taking a page from Thunderball with the clearly SPECTRE-issued submersible that Ahsoka pilots into battle.

Still not certain what relationship this conflict will bear to the Mon Calamari conflagration previously seen in 2003’s hand-drawn Clone Wars micro-series, in which Nautolan Jedi Kit Fisto showed his mad underwater skills, as he also does here, but continuity schmontinuity.

Surely your eyes aren’t capable of repelling awesomeness of this magnitude, right? Right? And how does this compare to the sight of Katee Sackhoff as a Mandalorian warrior?