R2-D2 is a character from the Star Wars universe. An astromech droid, R2-D2 is a major character throughout all six Star Wars films. Along with his droid companion C-3PO, he joins or supports several major protagonists George Lucas has stated that the complete hexad of films are ultimately 'his ...

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Why does C3PO talk to R2D2 in English?

Whenever we see C3PO talking to R2, he talks in English (well, that's what we hear), so at least not in the beeps that R2 uses. My question is why doesn't C3PO talk in R2's 'beeping' language when ...
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Why is C3PO's memory wiped, but not R2D2's?

In Revenge of the Sith after Luke and Leia are born, they are sent to separate parts of the galaxy. The droids are given to Captain Antilles, with the instructions to clean them up, and have C3PO's ...
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Real life R2-D2? [closed]

Given the current state of technology and recent developments in robotics, computing & AI, do you think it is possible to build a working R2-D2, or R-series droid today given unlimited money, time ...
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How did R2D2 smuggle the lightsaber into Jabba's palace?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke engineers his escape/rescue mission by planning ahead and storing his lightsaber in R2D2's chassis. How, exactly, does he accomplish this without Jabba's security ...
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R2D2 coin slots

Why does R2D2 have coin slots and a coin return?
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Does the game that Chewie plays with R2-D2 have a name?

In Episode IV, on the way to Alderaan aboard the Millennium Falcon, we see Chewbacca playing (and losing) a chess-like game with R2-D2. Does this game have a name? Do we know what its rules are?
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Are 'robot' and 'droid' used interchangeably?

In Episode IV, after Luke is rescued from the Sand People by Ben Kenobi, he refers to C-3PO and R2-D2 as robots rather than droids. This struck me as odd as the latter seems to be the preferred term ...
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Does the beeping language of R2-D2 follow any rules? [duplicate]

Creating the beeps and sounds that make up R2's language consisted of electronically synthesised and human-generated sounds: R2-D2's personality was developing like a toddler's, and Burtt ...
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Did Owen and Beru Lars ever meet R2D2 during the events of prequels?

Did Owen abd Beru Lars ever meet R2D2 during the events of prequels? I would be primarily interested in G-canon (3 prequel movies), but if there are no such instances in G-canon, an answer based on ...
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Is it possible to understand what R2-D2 is saying?

I often find myself in Null Void when someone talks to an Astromech droid flawlessly. How can I understand voice of an Astromech like R2-D2? Is it like an advanced version of morse code or ...
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How would featuring R2D2 alienate the New Republic Government?

According to the Wookieepedia article on the R2-Series astromech droid: Ever since the droid came to the public's attention shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star, despite having ...
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Is there only one R2D2 droid in the galaxy or were other R2D2 droids made?

I know there are different versions of R2 droids but are there multiples of each version of those droids? In other words were there any other R2D2 droids manufactured in the galaxy or is there only ...
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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 ...
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Did R2D2 ever meet Yoda prior to Yoda's exile on Dagobah?

Is there a specific proof in the canon (of any kind) showing that R2D2 had met/seen/been aware of existence of Master Yoda at any time between the siege of Naboo and Yoda going into Exile on Dagobah? ...
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How was an R2 unit supposed to be able to fix an X-wing while in flight?

The R2 units got pushed into a hole behind the pilot in the X-wing. This always required a big (bigger than normal) suspension of disbelief for me, because they were meant to be able to make emergency ...
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Why are R2-D2 and C-3PO spelled phonetically in outside media?

Does anyone know why R2-D2 is spelled Artoo-Detoo and C-3PO is spelled See-Threepio in the script and in other media outside the movies? I've always found this very annoying and it took away from the ...
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Why does R2-D2 try to electrocute Yoda?

I don't have trouble explaining away most of the other problems that the prequels introduced. However, R2-D2 has an intact memory of the events of those films. He should be aware of what Yoda looks ...
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Why did R2-D2 not fly in Return of the Jedi?

In Return of the Jedi: Artoo butts the golden droid over the edge and steps off himself, tumbling toward the sand. But in Attack of the Clones: ARTOO uses his rocket jets to fly up and into ...
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Why was R2-D2 smarter than other similar droids?

You can see this in any episode of Star Wars. R2-D2 was able to fix anything (better than other similar droids). It even defeated many other droids & robots. How is it possible? Every droid (of ...
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Origin of R2-D2?

C3PO's (improbable) creation is featured in the Star Wars films but what about R2-D2? Is there any source (probably outside the films) that explains where he (it) came from and how old he is?