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Lucasfilm and BIG BANG THEORY Join Forces for a STAR WARS Day Episode

Lucasfilm and BIG BANG THEORY Join Forces for a STAR WARS Day Episode

For Star Wars Day this year (May the 4th, but you knew that), Lucasfilm has teamed up with CBS’ The Big Bang Theory for a special Star Wars-themed episode.

They’re going all in, too. Special effects technicians from Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) are making a version of Dagobah for the event. Since Sheldon (Jim Parsons) will be going through a journey guided by his mentor Professor Proton (Bob Newhart) in the episode, I’m guessing Sheldon could visit the memorable Dark Side cave on the swampy planet Yoda called home.

ILM also brought props for filming, and no Star Wars event would be complete without lightsabers. Newhart, who had to be brought up to speed on the Star Wars universe, even gets to wield one. As for the rest of the gang? They’ll be donning appropriate t-shirts for the occasion and Star Wars decor will appear more than usual around the set.

“The Proton Transmogrification” will air on Thursday, May 1. Will you be tuning in?

HT: The Hollywood Reporter

Image: CBS

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  1. Kevin says:

    Worst show ever. Have no idea why this totally unfunny show is so popular.

  2. Emre says:

    It’s just a common lame show about human relationships, but ILM is enough reason to pay attention. So, yea, I’ll watch.

  3. Fredericka Bunting says:

    When is the episode going to run?

  4. butterflymom says:

    I can’t wait!!!

  5. Packrgal13 says:

    As long as we get 2 story forwarding sequels and then 3 not quite so bad prequels to this episode, life is good! LOL

  6. Yigael says:

    Not enough with disney buying the starwars franchise, now it becomes stainged with that pathetic show

  7. I’m a gonna get my geek on big time with this episode! Oh Big Bang Theory you had me at Star Wars!

  8. Dan says:

    I cannot wait…bazinga, I can… bazinga again, I can’t.

  9. richard casey says:

    I know we got a topless shot of Penny recently, but having an episode like this and NOT putting Kuoco in the gold bikini would be a sleight I might not be able to forgive.

  10. Lauralynn says:

    This will be a day long remembered!!! 😉

  11. todd says:

    the day before my birthday and i have been a fan since day one, was 9 when the first film came out in ”77 and i will be watching…..

  12. Three Toes of Fury says:

    EPIC I SAY!.

    Peace & Strong with the farce this one is.

    3ToF…regretting the purchase of an Aalderan time share.

  13. Michael says:

    I saw the taping in February. It’s going to be something special.