R2-D2 and C-3PO: Star Wars Best Friends
Throughout their cinematic history, R2-D2 and C-3PO held a unique position in the Star Wars universe. The Shakespearean chorus of a galaxy far, far away, the two droids are the through-line of the franchise.
From the beginning, R2 was there. Followed shortly by 3PO. It’s hinted that the two robots are much older than the Skywalker Saga; however, it’s through their photoreceptors that Star Wars takes shape. Cataloged neatly in the databank of the little blue and white astromech.
A reliable and versatile astromech droid, R2-D2 has served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, and Luke Skywalker in turn, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. A skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot’s assistant, he has an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO. StarWars.com Databank
By my count, C-3PO had his memory wiped at least twice. He was also dismembered twice. But, no matter, Star Wars most enuring (endearing) friendship continued.
C-3PO longs for more peaceful times, but his continued service to the Resistance — and his knowledge of more than seven million forms of communication — keeps the worry-prone droid in the frontlines of galactic conflict. Programmed for etiquette and protocol, Threepio was built by a young Anakin Skywalker, and has been a constant companion to astromech R2-D2. Over the years, he was involved in some of the galaxy’s most defining moments and thrilling battles. Since the Empire’s defeat, C-3PO has served Leia Organa, head of a Resistance spy ring aimed at undermining the First Order. StarWars.com Databank
Today, Disney+ posted R2-D2 and C-3PO: These Are the Droids You’re Looking For.
Through it’s 2:43, you’ll follow the ups and downs of the Republic, Rebel Alliance, and Resistance, only to find our heroes back together, once again.
R2-D2 and C-3PO: These Are the Droids You’re Looking For | Disney+
Watch R2-D2 and C-3PO’s iconic friendship as it spans all nine films of the Star Wars saga. All these and more now streaming on #DisneyPlus.