Star Wars: The Dark Empire


No. of episodes





Ralph Bakshi




Clive A. Smith (supervising)

Executive producer(s)
  • Tom Tataranowicz
  • Julian P. Gardner
  • John Cygan
  • Joe Hacker
  • Ann Patricio
  • Nick Jameson
  • Various others

10 ABY—11 ABY


New Republic era

First aired

December 12, 1991

Last aired

November 28, 1995

Preceded by

Sequel trilogy (Alternate)

"But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice.”
”Is the dark side stronger?”
”Quicker, easier, more seductive.”
”But how am I to know the good side from the bad?”
”You will know...
Yoda and Luke Skywalker[src]

Star Wars: The Dark Empire is an animated Star Wars fan TV series that aired for three seasons that broadcast on ABC. The show, which was launched in 1991 with Dark Horse Comics, written by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy, was created and produced by Nelvana on behalf of Lucasfilm, originally with its sister series Droids. As Clive A. Smith served as the supervising director, the series takes place after Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and its sequel trilogy. All three TV seasons detailed the resurrection of Emperor Palpatine in clone bodies.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, Darth Vader (John Cygan)
  • Han Solo, Boba Fett, Empatojayos Brand, Lo Khan (Joe Hacker)
  • Princess Leia, Mon Mothma (Ann Patricio)
  • Emperor Palpatine, Governor Beltane, Titus Klev (Nick Jameson)
  • C-3PO, Kam Solusar, Executor Sedriss (Jim Ward)
  • Salla Zend, Vima-Da-Boda, Jem Ysanna
  • Admiral Ackbar, Zevulon Veers, Baddon Fass (Andy Cowan)
  • Vill Goir, Okko (Michael Paul Levin)
  • Umak Leth (Peter Moore)
  • Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams)

Media[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]


Dark Empire Teaser Trailer

See also[edit | edit source]

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