In the 100 days leading up to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars. Here is today’s entry:
#12: R2-D2
This spunky little astromech droid is one of the few characters to appear in all of the movies (so far). He is always there when you need a hand…or need to open a door…or need to conceal a lightsaber…or shock a Jedi master on Degobah. Played by Kenny Baker (yes, there was a person inside), Artoo is the can-do droid of the Star Wars universe. He will always have a special place in my heart as the best droid* in the Star Wars Universe.
(*author reserves the right to change his mind when he finally sees BB-8 in The Force Awakens)