When a series has been around as long as Star Wars has, fun cameos become almost as essential to the proceedings as The Force itself. The newest entry in The Mandalorian is no exception to that rule.
In The Mandalorian‘s “Chapter 20: The Foundling,” the show flashes back to the immediate aftermath of Emperor Palpatine’s notorious Order 66, AKA the forced extermination of all Jedi. It’s a moment in the Star Wars canon that’s been explored several times, from Revenge of the Sith to Jedi: Fallen Order.
We see the infant Grogu get rescued by a mysterious Jedi named Kelleran Beq, who then proceeds to do a bunch of cool stuff to the bad guys before escaping.
Who is Jedi Master Kelleran Beq?
If you watched the episode, you might be wondering where you’ve seen Beq before. That’s kind of a trick question. This character has indeed appeared onscreen before, in a Star Wars-themed YouTube game show for kids(Opens in a new tab).
However, I’m guessing you actually know Best from his time as the voice of none other than Jar Jar Binks.
Yes, that badass Jedi who saved Grogu is played by the actor who portrayed one of the most divisive characters in Star Wars history.
It’s cool that Best got to come back to Star Wars and let his talents shine in a new role. And while multiple characters have crossed over from Star Wars cartoons to live-action television series, this might be the first crossover from game show to live-action television series.
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