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It is clear to me now that the Republic no longer functions. I pray you will bring sanity and compassion back to the Senate.

– Queen Amidala, The Phantom Menace

Today we celebrate Iain McCaig at his 58th birthday (born 1957)

Iain McCaig was born in California, USA and Concept Artist for the Prequel Trilogy and the comming Episode VII, The Force Awakens. Read more about him at his own website.

Iain McCaig played Orn Free Taa’s aide but so did Trisha Biggar, Chrissie England and Jim Morris too and also two extras.

Trisha Biggar was born in Glascow, Scotland, UK and was Costume Designer for the Prequel Trilogy.

Chrissie England was the President of Industrial Light and Magic during the production of The Phantom Menace.

Jim Morris was the President of Lucas Digital during the production of The Phantom Menace.

This is what happened with the aids of Senator Orn Free Taa in The Phantom Menace

  • During production, the two aides were the Lethan (red) Twi’lek female played by Trisha Biggar and a male Twi’lek, played by Iain McCaig. This male Twi’lek aide is not to be confused with the pasty-skinned male Twi’lek Senator played by Alan Ruscoe or with any other pasty-skinned male twilek.

  • For the theatrical release, the two Twi’lek aides were replaced by two Human aides – cameo appearances by Chrissie England and Jim Morris.

  • For the final DVD release, one Human aide was digitally replaced with Pampy, a Rutian (turquoise) Twi’lek female from Attack of the Clones played by an extra. The other aide was reverted back to the original Lethan Twi’lek played by Trisha Biggar.

  • In Attack of the Clones a green female Twi’lek aide named Supi, played by an extra, replaced the Lethan Twilek as Orn Free Taa’s aide.