I totally called this one: Tim Curry takes over Palpatine

I just found out that Tim Curry is taking over the voice of Palpatine for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon. My first thought was, “wait, they’re still making that cartoon?” But my second thought was: I totally called this one.

Okay, actually I didn’t call it. I just said it would be awesome if the Star Wars prequels were remade with Tim Curry as Palpatine, without ever expecting it or anything like it would happen. But I’m still ridiculously happy about this.

As I argued six years ago, Ian McDiarmid was a terrible prequel Palpatine, because he played the guy who was supposed to be cleverly leading the entire Galactic Republic astray the exact same way he played the obviously evil old wizard from Jedi. Curry, in contrast, has a knack for playing villains with some actual charisma.

Here’s Tim Curry as a pirate:

  • Rain

    At first I thought calling the Pope elections Tim Curry was going to be the new Pope. I had to do a double take in that one.

    • Rain

      I typed a little fast on that one, but hopefully everyone gets the drift of it.

  • http://secularoutpost.infidels.org Jeffery Jay Lowder

    We’ll have to agree to disagree about Ian McDiarmid. I, for one, thought he was terrific. In Episode III, I thought he delivered his best performance in the entire franchise. I also think his performance in Episode III was the best of all the performances in that movie.

  • andyman409

    *And here’s Tim Curry as a Tranvestite from Transsexual Transalvania!*

    seriously though, McDiarmand’s Palpitine did kinda come off as a creep in the prequel trilogy. I’m not sure what sort of advanced civilisation would elect him as their chancellor, let alone dictator.

    • http://theotherweirdo.wordpress.com The Other Weirdo

      At least he didn’t say “My task is complete!” and turn into a flight of bats like Karl Rove did on American Dad.

  • Gwynnyd

    seriously though, McDiarmand’s Palpitine did kinda come off as a creep in the prequel trilogy. I’m not sure what sort of advanced civilisation would elect him as their chancellor, let alone dictator.

    Dick Cheney – I rest my case.


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