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Sci-Fi Scarborough Reveals First Guest for 2020

Sci-Fi Scarborough Reveals First Guest for 2020

Published by Jon Burke at 7:49am 22nd October 2019.

Sci-Fi Scarborough has revealed its first guest for next year's event.

From The Return of the Jedi to The Rise of Skywalker, Lando’s co-pilot and top Sullustan Starfighter pilot Nien Nunb is expertly brought to life by puppeteering legend and all round nice guy Mike Quinn, and he’s staying all weekend.

The event takes place on 4th-5th April.

Mike is currently enjoying almost four decades in the entertainment industry as Puppeteer, Creature Performer, Animator, Actor, Producer, Writer and Director.

At 16 years of age, Mike was chosen and mentored by Jim Henson to work as a Muppet Performer on many Muppet film and television projects, including The Great Muppet Caper, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, Dreamchild, Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island and the more recent Muppet films, The Muppets and its follow-up Muppets Most Wanted. He also assisted Kermit and friends on the recent ABC series The Muppets for prime-time television and multiple live Muppet performances at the Hollywood Bowl in California and the 02 Arena in London.

Possibly his most famous role is the character Nien Nunb, the co-pilot next to Lando Calrissian, of the Millennium Falcon, who flew into and blew up the second Death Star in Star Wars Return Of The Jedi.

Furthermore, in Jedi he assisted performing Yoda with Frank Oz and many other creatures. Now considered an official Star Wars Legacy character, fan favourite Nien Nunb can also be seen in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and the upcoming The Rise Of Skywalker and The Rise of The Resistance ride and Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

 

 

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