Published: Friday April 4, 2014 MYT 12:50:00 PM
Updated: Friday April 4, 2014 MYT 1:03:49 PM

Big Bang Theory does Star Wars

The 'Big Bang Theory' gang will thrill fans with a 'Star Wars'-themed episode in May.

The 'Big Bang Theory' gang will thrill fans with a 'Star Wars'-themed episode in May.

The popular sitcom is set to show a special Star Wars-themed episode next month.

May 1 will see Sheldon, Raj, Howard, Leonard and friends get together to celebrate Star Wars Day in a special episode called The Proton Transmogrification.

American comedian Bob Newhart returns for a third cameo after appearing in two other protonically titled episodes last year.

The official crossover means that Lucasfilm and CBS cooperated to create a set based on Dagobah, Yoda’s swampy residence, with effects house Industrial Light & Magic along for the ride, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Leonard (left, played by Johnny Galecki) showing off his lightsaber to Sheldon (Jim Parsons) in an episode of Big Bang Theory

Newhart, who has accumulated a collection of awards that includes three Grammys, a Primetime Emmy and a Peabody Award, is to appear as a mystery character from the Star Wars universe, as Jedi master to introverted genius Sheldon.

Insider talk is that a Star Wars VII announcement is also being prepped for Star Wars Day itself, May 4. — AFP Relaxnews

Sheldon as a redhead-ed C-3P0.

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Star Wars, Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper, TV, Movie

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