When R2-D2 and BB-8 converse in The Force Awakens 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 something like ”BB-8 beeps excitedly”.


Nope. In the script it's all "BB-8 Beeps excitedly" and "BB-8 Bleeps mournfully", and so on. As far as his 'conversation' with R2-D2 is concerned, this is what you get:

LOW WITH BB-8 as he rolls over and finds, under a dark and dusty tarp in a corner, R2-D2. BB-8 BEEPS at R2, pulls off the tarp and tries to start a conversation. But R2 DOESN'T RESPOND AT ALL. BB-8 tries again. Nothing. BB-8 NUDGES R2. Nothing.


As BB-8 approaches R2-D2, the long dormant droid suddenly stirs. The droids beep at each other.

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    Those beeps are just masking profanities, anyway. – Deer Hunter Jan 4 '16 at 12:29
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    @DeerHunter - The novelisation suggests otherwise. – Valorum Jan 4 '16 at 12:30
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    I prefer DeerHunter's version of reality – Daft Jan 4 '16 at 12:30
  • @Richard - Youtube says they are profanities. Since Youtube is owned by Google, and Google runs the world, it ought to be canon – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 4 '16 at 18:55
  • Just FYI, in the novelisation of 'Revenge of the Sith', there's some dialogue elements for the conversation between R2-D2 and C-3PO; “I’ve been hearing the most awful rumors-they’re saying the government is going to banish us-banish droids, can you imagine?” DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR. – Valorum Jan 9 '16 at 21:04

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