Star Trek's Brent Spiner Joins Star Wars Rebels
created 02/18/2014 - 6:14pm
Seems J.J. Abrams isn't the last person to crossover from Star Trek to Star Wars as the latest has Brent Spiner joining the cast of Star Wars Rebels.
Brent Spiner, of course known for playing Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation, let it be known that he will be voicing a character for Disney's new animated series Star Wars Rebels while being a part of a panel at the Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles.
A Twitter user at the Young Justice panel posted the news.
Carmelle (@Con_noisseur) February 16, 2014
It's unknown which role Brent Spiner will be voicing in Star Wars Rebels, but the actor is no stranger to voice acting as he has worked on Robot Chicken, Generator Rex, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Family Guy.
Star Wars Rebels premiers with an animated movie on Disney followed by the regular series.
In Star Wars Rebels, Darth Vader enlists The Inquisitor to hunt down the last of the Jedi Knights. The series takes place about 14 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, a time in which the Emperor's rule is secure and the Empire is seeking to expand its power to Outer Rim territories. That leads Imperial forces to Lothal, a poor planet that initially welcomes the Empire on the promise of security and prosperity. It soon becomes obvious, however, that the Empire does not have Lothal's best interests at heart, as the Imperials exploit its people and begin recruiting young citizens to join TIE fighter and Stormtrooper academies, or to work in the Sienar Fleet Systems factory -- which builds TIE fighters -- in the planet's capital.