VIDEO: Billy Dee Williams Dances to the Star Wars Theme

By Mike Krolak Mar 18, 2014

Maybe it's just us, but when it was announced that Billy Dee Williams would be performing on the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars, the first thing that came to mind was his brilliant turn as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars films. So it was with great pleasure, and perhaps one or two super-nerdy squeals of joy (don't judge), that we watched him embrace that legend right off the bat in the season premiere of DWTS.


R2-D2, Stormtroopers, Ewoks...yes to this. Yes to this very much.

And from the photos that were taken behind the scenes, it would appear that we weren't the only ones happy to see this sci-fi masterpiece grace the DWTS ballroom. To wit:

Billy Dee's partner Emma Slater (doing her best Princess Leia) poses with a pair of Ewoks, who cheered on their routine from the crowd

Meryl Davis and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, make plans to visit Endor (that's the moon that the Ewoks call home, for you non-geeks)


Emma Slater and Lando -- er, Billy Dee Williams -- stand strong against the Stormtroopers