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Offline Thomas Grey

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R2-D2 speak...
« on: April 4, 2004, 11:37 PM »
I just noticed that Anakin talks to R2-D2 in Ep.1 when he's trapped in the cockpit and ultimately takes off...

This is something I always overlooked, but Luke talks to R2-D2 as well in ANH.

How do they understand R2-D2 speak (or droid...)? Is there a translator control readout on the dash or are they just so well versed with droids (Luke worked with and repaired a few and Anakin built C-3PO and worked in Watto's salvage shop) that it is something the audience should take for granted. I just never thought about this and wondered if anyone had any idea.
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Re: R2-D2 speak...
« Reply #1 on: April 5, 2004, 09:40 AM »
In ESB, as Luke and R2 talk about going to the Dagobah System, there's a shot of the X-Wing's console translating all of R2's beeps and babbles into Aurek-Besh. There you go. :-*

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Re: R2-D2 speak...
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2005, 07:38 PM »
There's also a similar display in the Naboo Fighter in Episode I.
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Re: R2-D2 speak...
« Reply #3 on: May 4, 2005, 02:49 AM »
R2 has 2 tiny little screens on himself as well. And I'm sure they've run into other Astro droids before, or something that speaks in a similar dialect.
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Re: R2-D2 speak...
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2005, 01:43 AM »
Well..I always thought people in the Star Wras galaxy knew all those languages....part of their schooling..yo know. :)