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Robot Chicken Returns to Star Wars Roost


When Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II debuts Sunday night, the stop-motion special will once again skewer sci-fi's greatest pantheon with extreme comedy that doesn't shed a tear, even as its slays younglings or pwns Vader.


From Boba Fett's cackling slaughter of Ewoks to stormtroopers taking their kids to work with them, Seth Green and Matt Senreich's fanboy toy satire fires on all cylinders and leaves a hilarious mess where there once stood an unassailable canon.


The two writers and producers of Adult Swim's stand-alone special once again got help from the inside as they messed with Star Wars' memorable characters, although they didn't sucker George Lucas into playing along this time.


"We did that once, and he's a very demanding actor," Senreich told Wired.com.


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