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

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When does R2-D2 try to electrocute Yoda?

The question Why does R2-D2 try to electrocute Yoda? presuposses that such an attempt at electrocution occurred, something that I don't recall ever even happening in The Empire Strikes Back in the ...
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Why did R2-D2 have the ability to record & project holograms?

R2-D2 was a mech. droid. Why did R2-D2 have the ability to record & project holograms? It does not seem to be for R2 to communicate. R2 was able to communicate with other entities in different ...
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Can R2-D2 fly post-prequels? [duplicate]

Out-of-universe, I guess the idea of R2-D2 possessing advanced tech such as flying and shooting electricity etc. was developed after the Original Trilogy, prior to the Prequels. In-universe, though, ...
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Does R2D2 know that Darth Vader is Anakin? [duplicate]

I have looked through a lot of posts on here, but cannot find any specific answer for this question. Now, it's been pretty fairly established that due to having his memory wiped, C-3PO would not ...
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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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Kenny Baker's attitude toward Star Wars

inspired by Alec Guinness's attitude toward Star Wars... I've heard claims here and there about Kenny Baker's attitude toward the Star Wars franchise, with some claiming that he hates it or used ...
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Who owns R2-D2 & C-3PO in the Prequel trilogy?

Is there any concrete evidence that Anakin officially owned R2-D2 or C-3PO? I found this episode of Star Wars: Clone Wars that shows it, but it's fairly vague...
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Why was Anakin allowed to own R2-D2? [duplicate]

Generally, the Jedi were not supposed to own personal items. This included droids. Was there ever a given reason why Anakin was allowed to own R2-D2 despite this rule?
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Why didn't R2-D2 and/or C-3PO spill the beans?

In the prequels we see that both C3PO and R2D2 are Anakin's droids and they clearly both know that he's gone over to the dark side. I would like to know an in-universe answer for the question; Why ...
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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 ...