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Discussion Should R2D2 speak English?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by miasma, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. miasma

    miasma Jedi Master star 3

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    By the time of Episode 7, I think it would make sense for R2D2 to have an upgrade that would allow him to speak English. Battle droids spoke English, so we know it's possibe for robots to do it.
    Imagine how cool it would be if the first time we hear R2 in Episode 7, it's like this:

    Luke: "Artoo! Power up the ship! We have to get out of here!"
    (audience expects familiar beeps)

    Artoo: "Roger roger!"
    (audience's jaws all drop and everyone high-fives each other!)

    Does anyone else like this idea, or does everyone think Artoo should continue to just boop and beep?
     
  2. Graphic

    Graphic Jedi Knight star 2

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    Piep piep burrrrp... no
     
  3. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    Good idea for Detours.
     
  4. Reveen

    Reveen Jedi Knight star 3

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    Luke: "Artoo! Power up the ship! We have to get out of here!"

    R2D2: What's my name?

    Luke: I... Artoo... wha-?

    R2D2: What's my goddamn name?! Twenty ****ing years and you'd think you'd start using the name my programmer gave instead of this cutesy nickname ****!

    Luke: Ar- I don'- We have too-

    R2D2: What if I called you Wormie for the next two goddamn decades? How'd you like that you pajama wearing bowlcut pieca ****!? Un- ****ing -believable.
     
  5. ac4155

    ac4155 Jedi Knight

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    No, it would ruin him if he spoke. Either his attitude or voice would not fit for the character and it would ruin him for, what i believe would be, a significant percent of the audience.
     
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  6. LunarMoth

    LunarMoth Jedi Master star 4

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    There is already a thread about what would make you walk out of the theater during Ep VII, right? ;)
     
  7. ConnorLovesPadme

    ConnorLovesPadme Jedi Youngling

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    I couldn't think of anything worse, the last thing the new Star Wars movies need is R2 speaking english!
     
  8. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    Sadly, this board has officially jumped the shark . . . smh
     
  9. Darth Archimage

    Darth Archimage Jedi Master star 3

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    I could think of worse.
    C-3P0 with cybernetic and synthfleshlimbs, but lets not go there either.

    ... or with clothes

    [​IMG]
     
  10. ConnorLovesPadme

    ConnorLovesPadme Jedi Youngling

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    Oh god lets not!
     
  11. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    [​IMG]
    Nostradamus predicts most answers to this thread will be "no."
     
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  12. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Toonimator

    Toonimator Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Fixed that for you. :cool:

    The correct answer is "no". We knew robots could speak back from the very first film... C-3PO was talking up a storm. R2 could've been able to talk back then... it's more fun that he doesn't.
     
  14. princessnikki

    princessnikki Jedi Knight star 1

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  15. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    That sound you hear isn't R2, it's the sound of this forum hitting rock bottom.
     
  16. Lord Tuvitor

    Lord Tuvitor Jedi Master star 4

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    No kriffing thanks.
     
  17. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    He should speak English, but with a heavy (but somewhat ambiguous) ethnic accident, so we can all argue over whether or not it's racist.
     
  18. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Dear Disney, please save us from ourselves. We can't go on much longer like this. All we have to talk about is Ewok Sith Lords and whether or not a freakin' droid will speak English for Christ's sake! [face_hypnotized]
     
  19. Mange

    Mange Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nice! A bit cyberpunk-y!

    As for the OP, no R2 should definitely not speak English.
     
  20. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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  21. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    We need Artoo to speak Klingon just to literally have geek-heads explode en-mase in the first screenings.
     
  22. Circular Logic

    Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    So this is what we do to keep ourselves from getting bored waiting on more EpVII announcements. Fun times...

    Nah, he should speak Mando'a. Or Huttese. Subtitled, naturally. Or have Threepio provide the translation!

    What can I say? Poodoo and osik happens.
     
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  23. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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  24. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    One word: no.
     
  25. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    He kinda said "Uh-oh" that one time in Revenge of the Sith... I mean, barely.
     
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