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"Bananakin Skywalker" Interviews

Posted By Mike on May 11, 2007

Just occasionally, TheForce.Net finds something a little bit...different in its inbox.

Today, we got an e-mail pointing us to www.ccbanana.com which might be best described as "guerilla pop-culture journalism from a guy dressed up as a curvy yellow fruit."

From the e-mail:

"To commemorate the first 30 years of the Star Wars phenomenon, comedian C.C. Banana has launched his Peel The Force anniversary campaign. Over the course of this week-long event, C.C. Banana (in the guise of his alter ego Bananakin Skywalker) will issue a series of interviews with the stars of the Star Wars saga. In the first of these 5 encounters, Bananakin Skywalker speaks with actor Daniel Logan, known for his portrayal of the young Boba Fett in Episode II. A few excerpts from the interview follow:"

Bananakin Skywalker: Daniel, what are your feelings as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga?

Daniel Logan: It's just unbelievable to think that it's been around for that long! Star Wars is getting older but it's still going strong, so obviously it's doing something right. Before you know it, we'll be celebrating the 40th!

Bananakin Skywalker: Have you followed the further adventures of the young Boba Fett in the Scholastic book series?

Daniel Logan: Yes, I have! In fact, I recently had a meeting with Scholastic here in New York City. Hopefully they're going to do more young Boba Fett stories because I really like them. In the books, Boba Fett has this little animal that he keeps in his home. At one point, he's going to go away with his father so he just grabs the creature and throws it over the balcony, into the ocean! He never knows whether it lives or dies. That was kind of mean and a nice kid would never do that, but it tells you something about his character.

Bananakin Skywalker: Are you afraid that you might one day launch a missile from your rocket-firing backpack and accidentally choke a small child?

Daniel Logan: You know what? That is actually my biggest fear. So you know what I do? I carry a sign with me at all times that says, "Not recommended for children under 3." You know, "Contains small parts."

Bananakin Skywalker: I wouldn't go spreading that around, kid.


Click here to visit CCBanana.com for the full interview.


UPDATE: "Bananakin Skywalker" also took some time to speak with Ray Park. See below for some excerpts:


Bananakin Skywalker: Ray, what are your feelings as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga?

Ray Park: I'm pretty excited. It's the 30th anniversary and they're going to have another big Celebration for the fans in Los Angeles. I'm also feeling rather old, because I was only 7 or 8 when I first saw Star Wars. I remember my mom and dad taking me to see it. It was the first movie I ever saw on the big
screen so it was a real treat. That's what got me interested in films and martial arts. Star Wars was a big part of my life as a kid so that's why I'm doing what I do today.

Bananakin Skywalker: Have you ever worn the full-body Darth Maul tattoo make-up?

Ray Park: Not yet! I would like to, but I would first need to lose a bit of weight. If they had brought back Darth Maul and shown his full body, that would have given me a good motivation to get back into shape.

Bananakin Skywalker: Was it difficult getting roles in Hollywood after you were cut in half?

Ray Park: Yes, it was. I was half the man I used to be!

Click here for both interviews.

Big thanks to TF.N's own Paul Urquhart for the intro. Go team TF.N!


UPDATE #2: Just added an interview with author Tim Zahn. (Heir to the Empire, Survivor's Quest, Allegiance...)

Click here to check out the interview with one of the greats in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Scroll down to the bottom for the new interview.

UPDATE #3: Just added an interview with the beautiful Nalini Krishan or otherwise known as Jedi Knight Barriss Offee in Episode II.

Click here for the fun and scroll down to the bottom for the new interview.

UPDATE #4: That magnificent banana has scored yet another Star Wars great in the form of Peter Mayhew. As an added bonus, "Bananakin Skywalker" faces off against his nemesis "Maul Stanley" in a battle of the wits. Ok, so its not much of a battle but its full of puns that will make you groan.

Click here for all the fun and scroll down to the bottom for the new interviews.







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