Welcome to C.C. Banana's Peel The Force celebration, featuring the triumphant return of Bananakin Skywalker!
Ever since C.C. famously slipped a hilarious one-liner past Star Wars creator George Lucas at Celebration III, he's looked forward to the day he might return to that galaxy far, far away to conduct some bona fide Bananakin interviews. His opportunity finally came at the recent New York Comic Con, where he was able to ambush several Star Wars stars in one fell swoop! So as the world prepares to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars phenomenon, enjoy the following interviews with 5 of its more memorable personalities.
Oh, and be on the lookout for a surprise guest who might just crash the party
before all is said and done!
Daniel Logan may be one of the youngest members of the Star Wars family, but he also has some of the biggest shoes to fill. As the young man who would one day become the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy, Daniel hit the ground running in Episode II with his portrayal of the young Boba Fett. Perhaps even more impressive, he proved himself a worthy opponent during his confrontation with Bananakin Skywalker!
Daniel, what are your feelings as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga?
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!
With a name like Logan, do you have any affinity for characters like Wolverine or Beast Boy?
Oh, I love Wolverine! He's actually my favorite Marvel character. I've always wanted to have claws come out of my arms and pick someone up over my head!
Have you followed the further adventures of the young Boba Fett in the Scholastic book series?
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.
Have you ever thrown any of your pets off a balcony, Daniel?
No, I haven't.
When you grow up, do you think you'll look like Jeremy Bulloch?
I hope not! I wash my face every day to prevent wrinkles and I take vitamins so my hair doesn't thin. So hopefully I won't look like Jeremy when I'm older.
I'm sure he'd be delighted to hear you say that.
Not that there's anything wrong with looking like him!
Is it weird stepping into the role of a character who was created before you were even born?
It's actually pretty amazing. When I first got the part, I sat down and watched all the Star Wars movies but I couldn't believe how little Boba Fett was actually in them. He was only on screen for about 3 seconds! So I was afraid that I'd only be in the film for about 2 seconds. I wanted to get as much screen time as possible because Boba Fett is just such an awesome character. I kept suggesting new things for Boba to do, but George already had his own vision of the character. Most people tell me that I did a pretty good job with the role, which I'm always glad to hear. I'm just grateful that Jeremy paved the way for so many years before me.
Are you afraid that you might one day launch a missile from your rocket-firing backpack and accidentally choke a small child?
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."
I wouldn't go spreading that around, kid.
Well, just so the children don't choke.
So does being in Star Wars get you chicks?
Yeah, plenty of them. Too many, in fact! I'm overbooked this year and I really need to set up a better schedule. I'll need to start slotting them in for just half a day each!
Are you disappointed that you didn't get to play "teen angst" Boba Fett in Episode III?
I'm not going to lie, I was disappointed by that. I wanted Boba Fett to come back and do something really cool in the next movie. I wanted to see the little boy become the bounty hunter. But I understand that there's just not enough time in the films for everybody to do everything they want.
Would you like to portray a young Boba Fett in a potential live action Star Wars TV series?
I would love to. In my heart, I feel like I'm the best candidate for the role. If they do put Boba Fett in the TV show, I would truly love to be there.
Do you know how many Jedi Master points your action figure is worth?
I think it's, uh... 16?
That was actually a trick question. All basic action figures were worth 10.
What is next on the horizon for Daniel Logan?
Well, hopefully I'll be doing something soon with the cousin of The Rock. I just can't remember his name at the moment!
Actually, this was all set up through my buddy Sala Baker, who played Sauron in Lord of the Rings. He's the one who suggested me for the role. I went in for a meeting and they really liked me. They told me to grow my hair out and said they'd also put extensions in when we start filming, which will hopefully be in May. The film is called Tabaka.
Any relation to Chewbacca?
No, it's actually a story about a young savage kid as he transitions from little boy to grown man. It's a really emotional journey.
Do you have any parting words for the fans, Daniel?
Peel the Force, everyone!
Further information on actor Daniel Logan is available at his website:
Next up is action man Ray Park, better known to Star Wars fans as the demonic Darth Maul from Episode I. The crimson-faced Sith Lord has been a fan favorite since even before his onscreen debut and since then his legend has only continued to grow (despite his untimely demise at the end of the film). Though Ray is busy these days with a number of new endeavors, he did make time to endure the following face-off with Bananakin Skywalker!
Ray, what are your feelings as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga?
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.
Are you disappointed that you never got to flesh out the Darth Maul character beyond what you did in Episode I?
A little, yes. I'm mainly an action guy and Episode I gave me an opportunity to show what I could do as a martial artist. I knew I was going to get killed off so I wasn't too worried about coming back. But thinking about it now, it would have been nice to play the character again in Episode II or Episode III. Then again, if I did come back, I might have "oversold" it because of the expectations of the fans. So maybe it's better that it ended the way it did. Coming back to play Darth Maul again would be a lot to live up to!
Was it difficult getting roles in Hollywood after you were cut in half?
Yes, it was. I was half the man I used to be!
Have you ever worn the full-body Darth Maul tattoo make-up?
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.
Do you have any tattoos of your own?
Yes, I have one on my chest and I have my daughter's name wrapped around my arm.
How many Darth Maul action figures do you own?
I have plenty! I don't know exactly how many I have, but I always like to have extras on hand to give as gifts for family and friends. I mostly collect the unique ones, like the Hasbro Unleashed figures or the big ones from Sideshow Collectibles or Gentle Giant. My wife says I'm not allowed to display them in the house because they take up too much room. So no, I don't get to play with my own toys!
Are there any cool scenes you remember shooting for Episode I that didn't end up in the film?
Yes, there were actually a few of those.
So are you sworn to secrecy about them?
I was at the time, but after so many years I don't think George Lucas has his hit men out to get me now. So yes, there were a lot of scenes that I remember shooting, mostly action sequences with cool flips and somersaults and stuff like that. In one scene we actually ran up a wall! Most of those things were just cut out for time. Even though the big lightsaber fight at the end was pretty long, it could have been double the length!
I've had that same problem myself.
It's a nice problem to have.
Who would win in a fight, Ray Park or Darth Maul?
Ray Park! Not many people know this, but Darth Maul is not a very good runner. I'm very fast, so I could just run away from him. Darth Maul does have his speeder, but I'd just take the batteries out. And yes, he has the Force but that stuff doesn't work on me because I'm really a Jedi!
Or a Toydarian.
Do you know your midichlorian count?
No, I don't.
It's 14, by the way.
Has anybody ever confused you with Ray Parker, Jr.?
No, but I am Ray Park, Jr. because I'm named after my dad.
Ain't he afraid of no ghosts?
He's not afraid of any ghosts.
Do you think that the Iron Fist movie starring you will ever actually get made?
I really want to say yes, but deep down my heart tells me no. I hope it does get made. I'd really like to play Danny Rand and show people what I can do as an actor as well as an action guy. If it happens, I'll be very happy. But if not, I'm sure there will be other cool projects for me to work on.
Who would win in a fight, Darth Maul or Maul Stanley?
Maul Stanley. He's half Darth Maul and half Paul Stanley.
Possibly Maul Stanley. He's a bit taller, isn't he?
He's a tall Maul.
Tall and scary!
Do you know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning?
What is next on the horizon for Ray Park?
I'm opening a martial arts and acrobatics school, possibly in the Los Angeles area although I'd eventually like to take it around the world. I just recently returned from Malaysia, somewhere I hadn't been for about 10 years and it really rekindled my interest in teaching. Even though I do train every day, I'd like to share what I know with other people. So if the fans are interested, they'll be able to study at my school in the near future.
Speaking of your fans, do you have any parting words for them?
I ain't afraid of no ghosts!
Further information on actor Ray Park is available at his website:
Nestled comfortably at the midway point of the Peel The Force celebration is C.C. Banana's chat with noted Star Wars author Timothy Zahn. On the day of their encounter, Timothy's schedule was so tight that C.C. didn't even have time to slip into his Bananakin Skywalker outfit! Instead, he resorted to conducting the following interview while decked out in the default duds of Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance! C.C. Banana's knowledge of the literary Star Wars universe is embarrassingly limited and he hasn't actually read any of the novels since his copy of Han Solo's Revenge went missing sometime in 1990. Nevertheless, C.C. rifled through his banana brain for a handful of appropriate factoids to conduct the following Q&A with author Timothy Zahn!
Tim, what are your feelings as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga?
I think it's all just really cool. It's nice to look back over the past 30 years and see how Star Wars has developed and evolved. It's very exciting and I'm looking forward to the next 30 years.
As the first author to chronicle new Star Wars adventures occurring after Episode VI, did you have fewer limitations placed upon you with so little Expanded Universe to contend with?
I probably was given a little more leeway, simply because I was the first author to write in that post-movie period. There wouldn't be any conflicts because George wasn't going to make any more movies, at least not in that era. Nowadays, with so many other writers working post-Episode VI, you really have to maintain the continuity. You need to be careful not to tread upon the work of somebody else and you need to acknowledge things that have been established in the prequels. So it's definitely more crowded now and it's harder not to step on anyone's toes, so to speak.
While writing Heir to the Empire, did you have to coordinate your efforts with Tom Veitch, who at the time was writing the Dark Empire comic book series?
Not really. I was shown an early script for the comic and I did have some questions about it, but it wasn't really crossing over into what I was doing. We worked more or less independently on those two projects.
Do you ever hang out with other Star Wars authors and come up with doomsday scenarios for all our favorite characters?
I'm not a doomsday person, myself. I don't like killing off characters unless absolutely necessary. I have coordinated a lot of stuff with Mike Stackpole, but that's just to provide the occasional link between our books.
Can you write Bananakin Skywalker into your next Star Wars story?
I'm afraid not.
What do you like most about working in the Star Wars universe?
I just really admire what George Lucas has created and I appreciate what he has allowed the rest of us to do by playing in his sandbox.
Have you ever gotten any George Lucas sand in your pants?
Do you know your midichlorian count?
I haven't taken it recently, but I'm sure it's pretty darn low.
What is next on the horizon for Timothy Zahn?
I'm finishing up the last of my six-book young adult series Dragonback. I also have a sequel to Night Train to Rigel in the works for September 2007. I'm think I'm actually done with Star Wars but who knows what the future holds?
Do you have any parting words for the fans, Tim?
Dark, the future is. Hard to see!
Further information on author Timothy Zahn is available at the Random House website:
Though Nalini Krishan's onscreen contribution to the Star Wars saga was limited to a few choice scenes in Episode II, both she and her character left a lasting impression. As one of the new crop of female Jedi populating the prequels, Barriss Offee has garnered more than her share of enthusiasts throughout the galaxy. Since Nalini herself has the nerve to live all the way on the other side of the planet, C.C. Banana resorted to conducting the following Bananakin Skywalker interview via Jedi commlink (a.k.a. his home telephone).
By the way, it's probably best not to ask why he was holding her doll at the time.
Nalini, what are your feelings as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga?
I actually think it's all pretty amazing. Who would have thought it would still be so popular 30 years down the track? I remember seeing Star Wars as a child so I feel especially fortunate that I got to participate in it. After 30 years, Star Wars has fans ranging from the very young to those older than me. I'm actually very, very excited about meeting them all at this year's conventions. I just think it's all absolutely wonderful.
What's it like being part of the new influx of female blood into the Star Wars galaxy?
I feel quite privileged. How many people can say they're part of a new bloodline of Jedi? Of those few, only a handful of us are girls. I look forward to enjoying that particular perk for the rest of my life!
How many times have you been hit on by men wearing Jedi robes or Stormtrooper armor?
Well, I have met a lot of very nice people but I couldn't really count them all.
That many, huh?
Well, there have been quite a few! They're all very friendly and make nice comments to me when they approach. But I haven't actually been picked up by anyone yet, if that's what you mean!
Do you have your own lightsaber at home?
I do have a lightsaber at home but it's not the one I used in the movie. I would have loved to keep it for myself but I had to leave it behind. Mine is actually red, of all the colors to have!
Have you ever worn a Nalini bikini?
A Nalini bikini?
That's a bikini that's full of Nalini.
Oh, I see! In that case, I've actually done that quite a bit lately. I just came back from visiting the Fiji Islands where I wore a bikini every day.
Have you ever made a Nalini martini?
I don't think so, but if you tell me the ingredients I'd be more than happy to try.
Just take one Nalini and add one bikini... then stir.
In that case, I can't say that I have!
Would you like to make a Nalini martini while wearing a Nalini bikini?
Did you shoot any scenes for Episode III that never made it into the film?
Well, originally I was going to shoot new fight scenes for Episode III but at the last moment those plans were canceled. It was then decided that they would use leftover footage of me from Episode II instead. I had actually worked for 5 or 6 days on Episode II so the belief was that they had enough unused footage to put me in Episode III. Unfortunately, they ended up not using any of the footage and I was left out of the film altogether.
Are you disappointed that you never got to speak in the Star Wars films?
I am disappointed, but only to a degree. I honestly never expected to come as far as I have with the character so I'm quite happy with what I've been given. If I had gotten to speak, I suppose I would have been even luckier than I am now.
What's your favorite thing about Barriss Offee that we never got to see on screen?
Even though she doesn't have any lines in the film, she's actually rather feisty and outspoken. Barriss is a fighter but she is also a healer. She's similar in many ways to her master, who trained her from the time she was very young. We never get to see any of this on film but you can learn a lot about her if you read the book The Approaching Storm or the MedStar novels.
Have you read the book The Approaching Storm or the MedStar novels?
Well, I did start reading The Approaching Storm but then I misplaced the book. I think it's actually in London at the moment.
How long has it been there?
Um... about two years...
Since Barriss Offee is known to be a healer, do you have any suggestions as to what I should do about this kink in my back?
I would suggest a nice relaxation massage. If that doesn't do the trick, maybe a shot of tequila with lime and a dash of salt.
Wow! That's even better than a Nalini martini!
Does Offee drink coffee?
No, she doesn't.
Does Offee like toffee?
Not really, no.
Do you know your midichlorian count?
Yes, it's somewhere in the millions!
The prequel trilogy featured female Jedi of many colors and ethnicities, including Black, Indian and Asian (not to mention red, green, blue and yellow). Aren't there any plain old white chicks in the Star Wars galaxy anymore?
Well, there's Michonne Bourriague who played Aurra Sing.
She was very white!
And Amy Allen is white, although she did play blue Jedi Aayla Secura. I don't think it was so much about the different ethnicities, I just think George was going for a particular look. With all these new and unusual female characters, he just wanted different-looking girls. That's why there's such a variety of ethnicities and cultures represented.
As an actress of Indian descent, was it odd wearing dots on your face rather than on your forehead?
Well, it was a bit strange! I actually found the diamond pattern across my nose and cheeks to be quite interesting and creative. When it comes to being creative, that's all part of the job... whether or not I'm wearing a dot on my forehead! When I played the Orchid Goddess in a laser show on Sentosa Island in Singapore, that was probably the most creative role I'd ever played. I actually had orchids painted all over my face and body.
Did the Orchid Goddess wear a Nalini bikini?
It was sort of like a bikini but it was a bit longer. We were in a pool so you couldn't really see that part of me.
How many Barriss Offee action figures do you own?
Well, there are 3 or 4 different ones out there. There's the 4-inch one from Episode II and the 12-inch one from Episode III. I think there are also some miniatures as well. I only have a few of them because they're hard to find over here but I'm hoping to obtain the others when I visit the US.
Do you have the 12-inch Barriss Offee action figure?
I do indeed.
You know, not many women can say they have 12 inches.
That's true! I'm very proud of my 12 inches. I'm actually staring at it as we speak!
What's it like to see yourself as an animated character?
Oh, it's great. When I watched the Clone Wars television series, I thought it was awesome to see myself as a cartoon. Barriss is even a playable character in the Lego Star Wars video game. I'm actually rather flattered by it all.
Does it hurt to die in a hail of blaster fire?
Which is more fun to say, "Unduli" or "Oyaya?"
What is the status of the Nature's Guard animated project?
I think it's on hold at the moment. I actually haven't heard much about it lately. A lot of Star Wars actors are attached to the project but I don't think it's even gotten to the stage where any of us have recorded our voices. I think at one point they were trying to produce it as a comic book first but the animated version seems to have been on hold for some time now. I've tried to get in touch with Nature's Guard creator Jonathan Bryans but I haven't yet heard back from him, so whether or not it actually happens at this point remains to be seen.
The 30th anniversary of your own birth is coming up later this summer. Do you plan to celebrate with a large convention of your own in Los Angeles?
Yes, this is my 30th year as well! It's quite nice to know that Star Wars came out the year I was born. So yes, I'll be celebrating my own 30th birthday this August. We'll probably throw a party or two but I most likely won't be having my own convention.
What is next on the horizon for Nalini Krishan?
Well, at the moment I don't have any acting work lined up but I do have some convention appearances that will take up most of my time for the next 4-6 months. I'm actually taking it easy this year, mostly because my mom passed away at the end of 2006. So I don't think there will be any acting work as such but hopefully I'll be getting back into that next year.
Do you have any parting words for the fans, Nalini?
You know the drill. Force it!
Further information on actress Nalini Krishan is available at her website:
Who better to cap off the anniversary festivities than someone who's been a member of the Star Wars family since day one? Though his face was forever obscured beneath the shaggy facade of his alter ego Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew is one of the longest serving goodwill ambassadors the Star Wars galaxy has to offer. He was there at the very first Star Wars convention way back in 1987 and he has been meeting & greeting with fans ever since. He also proved to be an especially good sport during his interrogation by Bananakin Skywalker! Read on to learn more about Peter and his intimate association with all things Wookiee and wonderful.
Peter, what are your feelings as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga?
I feel like I could wake up at any moment and it will all have been a dream. But I've just pinched myself and it's not a dream at all. It's just wonderful to still be here some 30 years after we started.
What is the most challenging aspect of acting through a mask?
Well, the way I look at it... this mask is mine. So even if I have no actual lines, I still need to make the role my own. I still need to make noises and I still need to react to the other characters around me. You can't just stand there doing nothing. Chewie has to come alive. Most of that is done through body language, along with some head and eye movement. You just work with what you have.
Can you eat while wearing the Chewbacca mask?
No, but it was easy enough to remove during breaks. Every so often they would take it off, wipe me down and get some sandwiches into me.
On the set of Episode III, what was it like not being the only actor in a Wookiee costume for a change?
Having done the earlier movies, I knew what I was in for but the other actors didn't. At first they thought it would be great, but then they started to sweat! As time went on, you'd see them getting more and more overheated. They just didn't realize how warm it gets inside those costumes. But most of the time everyone was fine.
When was the last time you wore the Chewbacca costume?
When George Lucas received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2005.
Do they let you keep a costume for yourself?
No, unfortunately. They're all kept in cold storage.
Have you ever dressed up as any other Star Wars character?
No, I haven't.
Not once in 30 years?
Well, the gold bikini wouldn't fit me.
Name one thing you love about now being an American citizen.
It's just such a wonderful country.
Are any of your dogs named Indiana?
Do you have George Lucas' home phone number?
Can I have George Lucas' home phone number?
Does the Wookiee always win?
Was that really you dancing on The Muppet Show?
How many Chewbacca action figures do you own?
Oh, quite a lot. We've got a whole museum full of them.
Do you have the rare Chewbacca Battle Buddy plush beanbag toy from Hasbro?
I think we've got one of those, yes.
Can I have the rare Chewbacca Battle Buddy plush beanbag toy from Hasbro?
Where do you keep the medal Carrie Fisher gave you on the MTV Movie Awards in 1997?
It's hidden away in part of the aforementioned museum. But yes, it's mine to keep.
Can Wookiees suffer from male pattern baldness?
Not if they use the proper medications.
What do you get a Wookiee for Christmas when he already owns a comb?
I love you, Peter.
Have you ever hung out with fellow tall Star Wars actor Jerome Blake?
Yes, many times. Both Jerome and I are English so we do have other things to talk about apart from Star Wars and our height.
When was the last time you spoke with Harrison Ford?
Also at the AFI ceremony in 2005.
Would you like it if there were a role for you in the next Indiana Jones movie?
Have you ever written an entry for the online Star Wars database, Wookieepedia?
No, I haven't. But I do click onto it every now and again.
What inspired you to create a bed frame company and are you sad that you had to let it go?
It was just an opportunity to earn some money when I wasn't acting, a financial deal that allowed the bills to go on being paid. If you're not getting finances from once source, you have to go out and look for others. You always need to feed yourself.
What do you enjoy most about attending Star Wars conventions?
The fans, of course. Most of them are really cool and I just enjoy being around them. Especially our friends in the 501st, who are such a wonderful bunch. When they're around, we know that we're going to have a good time. They actually spend a lot of time and money on their costumes. Some of them even have PA systems in their armor, which helps us with crowd control! They really are true fans.
Do you have any special memories from the first official Star Wars fan gathering, the 10th Anniversary Convention?
Well, I know that it was held in Los Angeles. Mostly I remember George Lucas doing his Q&A thing up on the stage. They had to limit the audience to a certain amount because there were so many people wanting to get in. I just remember standing in the back of the auditorium and watching George deflect all the questions about what was going to happen in future Star Wars movies. But that is basically all I can remember about it!
How many times have you watched The Star Wars Holiday Special?
Probably 9 or 10 times.
How many times have you been made nauseous by watching The Star Wars Holiday Special?
I actually have a good laugh at it. If you just focus on the Wookiees, it's a good little story. It's the musical numbers and all those other add-ons that sort of spoil it.
What is the proper pronunciation Chewbacca's homeworld?
You had to go there, didn't you.
What are your thoughts on Chewbacca being killed off in the Expanded Universe?
It's only in the books. And I have word from the author himself that it will only be in the books.
Do you think you'll ever play Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga again?
Now that the Star Wars movie series is over, are there any things you're disappointed that Chewbacca never got to do?
Kiss the princess!
What can fans look forward to with regard your role in Yesterday Was a Lie?
Yesterday Was a Lie is a totally different kind of movie than Star Wars. It's not really even science-fiction. My character is completely different from Chewie and you will be surprised to see how the story develops.
What is next on the horizon for Peter Mayhew?
A full season of convention appearances, including Celebration IV in Los Angeles. We're still getting invitations from all over the world. Europe, Australia, New Zealand... probably quite a few others between now and the end of the year. We knew that the 30th anniversary would be busy, but it's even more so than we'd anticipated. It's just wonderful.
You have a very interesting life, my friend.
I like it. It suits me, down to the ground.
Lastly... did you do it all for the Wookiee?
Yes, I did.
Further information on actor Peter Mayhew is available at his website:
As a special bonus and to close out the Peel The Force event with a bang, C.C. Banana has secured the world's first interview with the elusive Maul Stanley. For those of you unfamiliar with this ominous individual, Maul Stanley is the twisted fusion of Star Wars character Darth Maul and Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley. Quite the unlikely combination, eh? In addition to his memorable appearances at Star Wars Celebrations II and III, Maul Stanley has also been seen on VH1, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and in the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog DVD. Apparently the so-called Sithchild has some anniversary plans of his own on tap for next week, so Bananakin Skywalker decided to track him down to get to the bottom of things. The answers Maul Stanley gives are all rather cryptic, but perceptive Star Wars and Kiss fans should have no problem figuring them out.
For the benefit of those encountering you for the first time, which three words best sum up Maul Stanley?
The Man. The Sith. The Legend.
What has been the reaction of Star Wars fandom since you arrived on the scene?
Maul Hell's Breakin' Loose.
What can you tell us about your unique interpretation of the Force?
The Force is the Force.
Where do you come from, anyway?
Detroit Rock Sidious.
We hear that your special lady friend recently passed away. What was her name again?
Anna Nicole Sith.
And what was that famous pick-up line you used to first woo her?
Jedi Was Made for Lovin' You.
So what have you been drinking to numb the pain of her loss?
Who was that infamous groupie who once cast a mold of your, uh... lightsaber?
And didn't she have a special nickname for that portion of your anatomy?
So what have you been up to lately?
Tossin' and Turnin' to the Dark Side.
Would you please give us a hint as to what big event you have planned for next week?
Rock Stars + Star Wars = ?
Do you have any parting words for the fans, Maul Stanley?
You've got Maul!
Further information on Maul Stanley is available at his website:
Well folks, that wraps things up for C.C. Banana's big Peel The Force celebration!
C.C. relished the opportunity to again assume the guise of Bananakin Skywalker while chatting it up with some of his favorite Star Wars stars! He extends his sincerest appreciation to Daniel, Ray, Timothy, Nalini and Peter and congratulates them on the commemoration of 30 incredible years. C.C. would also like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of Star Wars artist Jeff Chandler for providing the delightful Bananakin Skywalker artwork gracing this page! Last but not least, the Banana thanks his fellow Star Wars fans for coming along on this latest adventure and he looks forward to the time when he might again don his Jedi robes. In the meantime, you might want to check out whatever Star Wars event Maul Stanley has on top for the coming week because it certainly sounds like he has something special up his sleeve.
May the Fruit be with you!