Considering he's a main character in the Star Wars saga, it's pretty bizarre that Emperor Palpatine has gone over three decades with naught but a surname to his, err, name. But a new Star Wars novel coming out plans to reveal his forename for the very first time - and it's really dumb.
This Sunday Robot Chicken will air their third Star Wars special. You can see the first little sketch here, starring Seth MacFarlane as Emperor Palpatine. Could anything be funnier than Bob Goldstein, Jedi Injury Lawyer? You be the judge.
Before Yoda was a Muppet, the makers of Empire Strikes Back considered casting a monkey as the movie's spiritual center. Plus the lost Wampa raid on the rebel base, and the original portrayer of Palpatine finally revealed after thirty years!