In the end, Seth Green learned, George Lucas was less of a “force” to be reckoned with than a generous fellow with a great sense of humor.
Interviewed tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Somewhere In Vegas, the actor who played Doctor Evil’s son Scott in the Austin Powers series recounts how he and his Robot Chicken co-creator, Matt Senreich, came to learn of the Star Wars mastermind’s interest in their stop-motion animated TV series.
“We’d done a sketch on the show, called The Emperor’s Phone Call, in which the emperor from Star Wars takes a call from Darth Vader, explaining how the Death Star has been destroyed, and all his plans were for naught,” Seth tells host Marq with a Q.
“Then we got a call – and the caller ID said ‘Lucasfilm.’
“And both Matt and I were kind of s – – – – – – – in our pants, thinking we’re for sure being sued,” contiunues Seth, who’s also known for his roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and That ’70s Show.
“Instead, they were really nice, and invited us to take a tour of the facilities. They actually thought it was funny, and wanted to have lunch with us.
“We wound up going to take a tour. We then had some conversations about things we might do and Matt suggested a whole half-hour of Robot Chicken that was totally Star Wars.
“They liked that idea, and we jumped right into it.”
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