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C3PO not a big fan of 3D televisions

Anthony Daniels: Don't come out of his TV
Anthony Daniels: Don't come out of his TV

Star Wars' C3PO, actor Anthony Daniels, has admitted that he's not a big fan of 3D television, insisting he doesn't like things coming out of his TV.

Although the British thespian is a fan of 3D when it's used in big theme park productions, he's unconvinced by its use in the home.

"One of the projects I have just been involved in is Star Tours," he told a press conference launching the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray.

"That is in a 60 seat flight simulator where people go on a voyage around the planet and everyone wears 3D glasses.

"The effects are stunning and relevant and real – because you're apparently looking through a view port.

Sitting room

"I slightly have a problem with sitting in my own sitting room and being surprised by things coming into the room. I don't expect things to come out my television!" he continued.

"I'm quite happy, in a luddite kind of way, to see things on a [2D] screen."

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But Daniels is more of a fan than Star Wars' stunt co-ordinator Nick Gillard who said: "I hate 3D!"

"I saw Avatar on non-3D and I thought it was pretty average."

It will be interesting to see if either of them is rolled out for the launch of the Star Wars 3D Blu-rays in a couple of years' time!