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Did you guys ever read the novelization of A New Hope? From what I remember it describes R2 as a way more agile 'droid doing flips all over an X-wing and performing repairs mid-flight. I wonder how much of what we ended up getting on-screen was due to the technical limitations of the time. That bucket of bolts could barely waddle along for a couple of feet without breaking down, it was a piece of shit robot.
Then again, everything to do with the 'droids in the prequels was incredible, mind-blowing garbage shit. We should be thankful for the technical limitations of the '70s and early '80s.
Anyway, threepio is a protocol droid. He translates languages and tells you which fork to use on your salad. His prissy, puckered anus personality comes from that. R2 is a maintenance droid. I don't know if the two were designed to work together in the field, but their true purpose in the movie was totally as a mismatched Laurel and Hardy comedy duo. No shit.
Last edited by Mzo; 24 Jun 2012 at 07:26 AM.
If George is left to his own devices and given unlimited resources, it puts his mental masturbations on screen. The original films are as good as they are because he was limited and was forced to think of ways of overcoming those limits.
"Well shit. I C3PO can barely walk, how the fuck am I going to make R2 flip around shit? Fuck! Well, what else would be good for a robot? Hmmm, well, everyone seems to like Daleks. I guess it could roll around like that. But it needs to be colorful and cute too. People need to know it is a good robot. Alright, got some blue on there and some lights. Maybe a few beeps. Yeah, this will work."