From comedy relief to over-arching lynchpin: R2-D2 Reconsidered

Whoa. This is at once incredibly nerdy and very well-considered.

If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels. As we now know, the rebel Alliance was founded by Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bail Organa. What can readily be deduced is that their first recruit, who soon became their top field agent, was R2-D2.

Go read it. It’s not long. (Widely linked; we got it from JWZ.)

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