IGN got an exclusive clip from this Saturday's episode of The Clone Wars, "A Test of Strength" (S5 Ep. 7), which reveals that David Tennant, star of the hit BBC series Doctor Who, will make his Star Wars debut in a guest role on the series. In "A Test of Strength," Tennant voices a droid named Huyang, who will play an important role in the Jedi younglings' quest to build their lightsabers. IGN's Eric Goldman explains:
This was all set in motion when The Clone Wars' supervising director, Dave Filoni, discovered the joys of Doctor Who. As Filoni explained to IGN, “My wife was the one who got me watching Doctor Who and I am really glad she did. I remember thinking that the series (Doctor Who) had many of the same production challenges that we do on The Clone Wars - creating galactic scale adventures and planets with strange life forms.”
Click through to IGN to watch the exclusive clip from "A Test of Strength" and to read more from Dave Filoni about the series' newest guest-star.