Motor Mouth goes alien

IN WELLINGTON I AM: Not even backwards-talking Yoda is too hard for  Michael Winslow.
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IN WELLINGTON I AM: Not even backwards-talking Yoda is too hard for Michael Winslow.

Michael Winslow, the Police Academy star known as The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects, hammed it up with a cutout of Star Wars character Yoda before his show at the Armageddon Expo, which starts in Wellington today.

About 15,000 sci-fi, fantasy and comic book fans are expected at the two-day expo at TSB Bank Arena in Wellington.

Organiser Bill Geradts said he expected this weekend's event to be record-breaking. "In Christchurch [last week], the event went exceptionally well."

This year's attractions include British actor Peter Davison, who played the fifth incarnation of Doctor Who in the 1980s, as well as Hercules star Kevin Sorbo.

American comedian Winslow played Sergeant Larvelle "Motor Mouth" Jones in the Police Academy movies, making realistic sound effects using just his voice.

Mr Geradts said Winslow's show, including imitations of Jimi Hendrix and Louis Armstrong, was very popular.

Last year, stars from TV programmes Stargate SG1 and Babylon 5, attracted more than 13,000 people to the event.

Click play to see Michael Winslow performing as Jimi Hendrix and Louis Armstrong at the Armageddon Expo in Christchurch.

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