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Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Darth_Paul_78, Apr 24, 2005.

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  1. Darth_Paul_78

    Darth_Paul_78 Jedi Youngling

    Apr 23, 2005
    In the video game advert in AOTC, where Padme and Anakin have fun and games in the droid factory, there's a bit where Threepio's head gets knocked off, and the automated assembly line AMUSINGLY puts it on a droid's body.

    Has anyone ever wondered...

    a) How his head keeps talking, minus a body?

    b) How his body keeps walking, without a head (less difficult to justify)

    I only ask, as Chewie had to reassemble Threepio in TESB, and the camp droid's head didn't have a life of its own THEN, did it?

    (and as an additional side note - R2 flying? That might have been pretty useful later on!)

    "LUCAS IS MAKING IT UP AS HE GOES ALONG" (mantra) - repeat to fade
  2. Atticus

    Atticus Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 31, 2002
    This is just another example of Lucas changing things in order to have some comedic relief. Unless 3PO has an extra power source in his head, his head would have quit being active the moment it got knocked off. His body, I'm not sure of. It could have kept fuctioning or maybe Anakin made him with an emergency shutoff system that activates when ever a part gets knocked off.
  3. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 17, 2003
    It doesn't change anything.
    He wasn't working in TESB because he was shot. The blaster bolt probably stunned him and he was in need of repair.

    The head must contain the vocal controls.
    The body must control the movement controls.

    Not too hard to explain.

  4. Bad_Feeling

    Bad_Feeling Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 3, 2002
    If you look at the 3POs head closely enough in AOTC, then you'll see there is a "cube" coming from the bottom of his head -- this wasn't present when 3POs head came off in ESB, instead it was left inside his "neck" -- this device was what 3PO needed to be able to communicate, that's why when he doesn't have it in ESB, he cannot talk. Simple :)
  5. Dirty-Darth

    Dirty-Darth Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 30, 2004
    To Darth Seldon and Bad Feeling you listen...
  6. Darth_Paul_78

    Darth_Paul_78 Jedi Youngling

    Apr 23, 2005
    ...or it's just an excuse for a bit of comic relief.
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