If anybody ever told you the worlds of science fiction and sports were mutually exclusive, that person must have had trouble talking with his or her head so far up his or her upside-down sarlacc pit. To celebrate…something…ESPN2’s fan-friendly series SportsNation will be dedicating an episode entirely to the Star Wars universe. Ready for some football, you are.
The costume-filled episode is actually pre-Halloween and will be airing tonight, Thursday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET, just before the Major League Soccer playoffs. (Soccer is so Star Wars.) The half-hour episode won’t just feature a few new graphics and a bunch of cheap lightsaber toys. They’re going the whole nine parsecs with this one.
For one, the entire SportsNation set is being redesigned to look like the inside of the Millennium Falcon, which is awesome. According to THR, the majority of the most beloved Star Wars characters will make an appearance, including Han Solo, Yoda, Boba Fett, R2-D2, and C-3PO. Host Max Kellerman will be dressing up as Boba Fett, while Marcesslus Wiley will presumably be donning a pair of wrinkly ears for his Yoda costume.