Aside from Darth Vader’s revelation to Luke Skywalker, the next most notable line from the original Star Wars trilogy features R2-D2 and Princess Leia. Projected as a hologram by R2-D2, Princess Leia pleads “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
You have probably watched that scene tens time over, but do you know these things about R2-D2?
- The name R2-D2 was inspired by a passing conversation George Lucas overheard during post-production of American Graffiti.
- If you can believe it, there is such thing as the Robot Hall of Fame, to which R2-D2 was inducted in 2003.
- Of all the characters in the Star Wars universe, R2-D2 is George Lucas’ favourite.
His synthesizer voice is indecipherable, yet his ability to always save the day has seen R2-D2 remain a firm fan-favourite all these years.
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