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The origins of R2D2

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Lock_S_Foils, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Maximus

    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

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    I can only be there for them.. that urge to ‘burn the oil’ will never go away unfortunately
     
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    Smullie_1138 Rebel Commander

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    Actually, this was corrected by GL himself:

    "Lucas felt that the two droids had to be very different from one another in both personality and appearance.[219]After creating their characters, he took his character concept of R2-D2 to artist Ralph McQuarrie, who began working on sketches. The name R2-D2 was derived from the shorthand for "Reel 2, Dialogue 2," the heading on a cue sheet during the making of THX 1138.[221] Lucas wrote the name down and later included it in his rough drafts of Star Wars.[222] However, according to a trivia question in Star Wars: Behind the Magic, the "Reel 2, Dialogue 2" explanation is just a tale. Lucas himself corrected it in Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays and revealed the character's name was created by repeating common phonetic sounds until he discovered one that he enjoyed.[223]"
     
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  3. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

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    Interesting @Smullie_1138 , a piece of SW lore I always believed is not correct. Thanks so much.

    Hey @Anubis78 as far as oil goes, I prefer 30w vice 90w.....
     
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