R2-D2 is a droid from Star Wars. This tag should be used in questions about this droid.

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Has R2-D2 ever used its rocket thrusters to fly outside of Attack of the Clones?

In Attack of the Clones, R2-D2 uses rocket thrusters to fly around the droid factory on Geonosis. To my knowledge, the droid never uses them to fly around in any of the other films (and it has already ...
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Why does R2-D2 have an actor inside nowadays?

Why does R2-D2 have an actor inside? I can't imagine it really being necessary any more. It could easily be done by remote control or even fully CGI, which both happen in some scenes I think. But why ...
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Why did Princess Leia choose R2-D2?

We all know the opening scenes of Star Wars Episode IV, where the Rebel ship is captured, and Princess Leia places the Death Star plans into R2-D2's memory banks. R2-D2 and C-3PO then escape the ship ...
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R2D2 sounds similar to “Arturito” when spoken out loud. Was this intended?

R2D2 sounds very similar to "Arturito" when spoken out loud. Arturito is a diminutive form of the name Arturo, which is the Spanish equivalent of the name Arthur. Furthermore, in the prequels he is ...
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Why did the Lars family need an astromech droid?

It was very clear why Owen decided to buy C-3PO: OWEN: What I really need is a droid who understands the binary language of moisture vaporators. But they appeared to be really interested in ...
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Is there any actual written dialog for the astromech droids?

When R2-D2 and BB-8 converse in TFA for example, is there any written record of what the two characters were saying to each other? I mean actual dialog, if it exists, and not somthing like BB-8 beeps ...
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Why Can't R2-D2 Talk?

Anyone who has written software with any complexity knows the importance of logging clearly readable error messages to make debugging easier. Cryptic or short error messages like "Error #5" won't ...