12 October 2005
"Respect The Flag, Fuzzball!"
Wookie warrior/navigator/Dejarik Holochess champion "Chewbacca" will become a U.S. citizen when Peter Mayhew takes the pledge in Arlington, Texas next Monday. The 60-year old British-born thesp is married to a native-Texan, so according to law, he'll be able to take the tests after having lived on American soil for less than six years. A good part of those years at comic book conventions.
"I am feeling very happy about it," said Mayhew. "I know that I have the best of both worlds with the dual nationality."
At least we know that this time, the big man (7 ft., 3 inches!!!) will walk away with a proper medal.