The question and answer panel below was with Star Wars Droid Unit Supervisor Don Bies and it took place at Star Wars Fan Days III in Dallas, TX on October 24th. Don talks about his character appearance as Boba Fett in the special edition of Return of the Jedi, his other character appearances, his droid work, and working with R2-D2 in particular.
Don has not only starred in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi as Barquin D’an and Boba Fett in the special edition of the film and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace at the pod racer mechanic, but he has also been the droid unit supervisor and R2-D2 operator for Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. He also worked on Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (special edition), and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (special edition) as the ILM model and creature maker. It doesn’t stop at Star Wars, either. You’ve seen his work in The Fly II , Flubber, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Ghostbusters II, Fire in the Sky, Congo, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Artificial Intelligence: AI, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, War of the Worlds, The Island, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and many more.