More and more pics from Star Wars Weekends this week. Mike Quinn and Warwick Davis were the guest stars, and fun guest stars they were. Warwick, who played Wicket the Ewok in “Return of the Jedi” (as well as several roles in “The Phantom Menace”) showed us just what a versatile and quick actor he was by playing several of his characters on stage for us. He even lead the audience in a charms lesson from Harry Potter. So watch out if he see me swishing and flicking — “Wingardium Leviosa!”
Mike Quinn is another incredible guy. He puppeteered Nien Nunb, the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in “Return of the Jedi”. Before that, he worked for the Henson company as a puppeteer. Turned out he lived not too far from the studios where “The Muppet Show” was made when he was a kid, and he just bribed his way past the guards and met with Jim and crew and showed them his puppeteering work and eventually got hired. He’s also worked as a digital animator for Pixar, animating the marionettes in the Woody’s Roundup sequences in “Toy Story 2”. Now he’s doing face acting. Pretty amazing guy.
Enjoy the pics. Really, there’s some video coming some day. Gallery, the software I use to manage all the pics, just doesn’t like uploading video right now, so I’m going to have to build some links.