Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of Ackbar, R.I.P.

Erik Bauersfeld, die Stimme von Admiral Ackbar (und Bib Fortuna) in „Return of the Jedi“, ist im Alter von 93 Jahren an Altersschwäche gestorben. Ich heb’ mir die „It's a trap“-Jokes diesmal für ’nen anderen Moment auf. Danke, Erik!

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Ben Burtt […] sound designer for 1977’s Star Wars […] asked him to try out for some voices in the 1983 second sequel Return of the Jedi. In a recent interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Bauersfeld said, “He showed me a picture of Admiral Ackbar, and I did it.” […] As the rebel forces attack to start the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, Ackbar sounded his most famous line: “It’s a trap!” The character resurfaced in last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and nonagenarial Bauersfeld reprised the voice role.