George Lucas Plays Role of Father on Syfy

He's going to show he's also a proud father tonight on the Syfy channel

By Lori Preuitt
|  Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013  |  Updated 9:57 AM PDT
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George Lucas Plays Role of Father on Syfy

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Movie legend George Lucas is playing the role of supportive dad this week as he makes an appearance on the Syfy Channel's reality show "Robot Combat League."

Lucas' daughter, Amanda, is a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and a member of the cast.

Robot Combat League features fights between eight-foot tall robots controlled by a human fighter called a robo-jockey and an engineer called a robo-tech.

The 24 contestants battle it out each week in hopes of winning the $100,000 grand prize.

The robots were designed and created by robotics expert, Mark Setrakian (Hellboy, Men in Black), who is considered a leader in the sport of robotic combat.

The episode featuring George Lucas airs Tuesday night.

Show producers say George Lucas made a surprise visit to the arena to watch Amanda in action.

He "lends moral support to Amanda as she preps for her upcoming battle as the robo-jockey at the helm of the powerful and impressive Robo Hammer."

Amanda Lucas is one of 24 contestants.

She is a professional mixed martial artist. She also has some impressive movies to her credit. She appeared in Star Wars: Episodes I, II and III.

Filmmaker Bobby Razak is known for making films in Mixed Martial Arts.

Below is a short film about Amanda's career that also features her famous dad.

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