The USO will bring sci fi and the galactic battles of Star Wars to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar with two, private screenings of the critically acclaimed Cartoon Network series Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Friday, January 18. The screenings will take place at the legendary Bob Hope Theater. The 5:30 p.m. screening features a "youngling-friendly" episode entitled "The Gathering." The second screening at 8:00 p.m. marks the U.S. premiere of the episode entitled "Eminence," featuring the return of villain Darth Maul.
The schedule is as follows:
Fri., January 19, 2013
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. USO Presser 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. "Clone Wars" Screening/Q&A No. 1 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. "Clone Wars" Screening/Q&A No. 2
In addition to running the roughly 25-minute episode, the USO will treat Marines and their families with a 20-minute Q&A and 30-minute autograph session featuring the show's supervising director Dave Filoni and five cast members. Among the actors scheduled to be onsite to greet troops and talk animation, include Dee Bradley Baker (voice of 'Captain Rex,' 'the clones' and 'Bossk'), Catherine Taber (voice of 'Padme Amidala'), James Arnold Taylor (voice of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'), Matt Lanter (voice of 'Anakin Skywalker') and Ashley Eckstein (voice of 'Ahsoka Tano').
Prior to the USO screenings, the group will tour the installation to learn about military operations and extend their heartfelt gratitude to servicemen and women. The group will also make a stop at Miramar's flight fine to talk with pilots, view aircraft and pose for photos. This trip will mark the second USO experience for Taylor, who traveled to Japan in 2009 and will be returning to the Pacific in early March, and the first for the remainder of the group.
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