star Wars-fans are currently enjoying new episodes of the week after week Season 3 The Mandalorianwhich has been on the streaming service since early March Disney+ will be shown. In a new episode there is a reunion with the Cloning scientist Dr. Pershing from the first two seasons, who is known to have been after the blood of little Grogu on behalf of top villain Moff Gideon.
We’ll revisit the character and his connection to the Star Wars universe here, including why we might be Starring Omid Abtahi looks so familiar?
Who is Omid Abtahi?
Iranian actor Omid Abtahi is already known from many TV and film productions before he took on the role of the driven clone scientist in “Star Wars: The Mandalorian”. dr Pershing hatched.
For example, he appeared in the hit film series “The Hunger Games”, had a recurring role in the series “American Gods” (2017-2021) and was also part of the cast of “Fear the Walking Dead”.
There are also speaking roles in the popular video game series “Call of Duty”, “Mafia”, “Diablo” and “World of Warcraft”.
The Clone Scientist and the Blood of Grogu
dr Pershing is among the most important Scientists in the field of cloning technology and serves under the command of Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) for the Empire. His task is to find on the volcanic planet Nevarro using blood analyses the origin of power to research with the aim of using them for clones using blood transfusions.
For this he needs the blood of the species to which Jedi Master Yoda and also Baby Yoda aka Grogu heard. As is well known, Mando aka Din Djarin was assigned as a bounty hunter in the first season to get the child into the hands of Dr. Hand over Pershing – on behalf of Moff Gideon.
But our hero of the story decided against extraditing the child, which is only the start of the trouble. In doing so, he spared the Doctor’s life… the rest should be known.
What role does dr. Pershing on the return of the Emperor?
So far was over dr Pershing in the Star Wars universe little known. A new episode of The Mandalorian, starring the Imperial Officer, should change that Elijah Kane (Katy M. O’Brian) another connection to the Empire is made. Both have served for Moff Gideon in the past and find themselves on Coruscant.
With his knowledge of the clone technology he could in the course of the story also for the New Republic useful be. In addition, there is growing evidence that a Return of the Emperor is planned in The Mandalorian.
After all, we already know that in Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker the main villain of the Skywalker saga his supposed Death via questionable cloning experiments could survive.
So we can be curious to see which part Dr. Pershing is credited as the series progresses – and whether the blood obtained from Baby Yoda is used for the Rise of the Emperor is useful.