Posts Tagged ‘C-3PO’



SWCVI: An Hour With Anthony Daniels

Aaron Goins | August 24, 2012

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Throughout the six Star Wars films there has been a constant, and that person is Anthony Daniels, the actor who portrayed C-3PO.  On day two of Star Wars Celebration Mr. Daniels did his “An Hour with Anthony Daniels” show.  I call it a show and not a panel because that is exactly what it was, an amazing show.  I had the privilege to see him host Star Wars in Concert but that was a scripted performance.  When you give Anthony Daniels a microphone and a giant crowd with no script, it is a whole different type of show.

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Verizon Droid Phone vs. C-3PO

StarWars.com Team | November 6, 2009

You’ve probably already seen the commercial for Verizon’s new phone Droid — as well as the fan spoof iDon’t Care. But how would the Droid phone measure up against a Star Wars droid?

Josh Wigler at MTV Movies Blog takes a closer look at why owning an actual droid from Star Wars would be so much cooler than Verizon’s Droid phone.

The Verizon Droid can connect to the Internet, which gives you access to a whole host of useful information from around the globe. But with your very own 3PO model, you could not only access all of that same information, you’d also have better storage space thanks to the droid’s AA-1 VerboBrain. In some cases, you’d even be able to take advantage of the droid’s TranLang III Communicator module, which allows for fluency in six million different forms of communication. If that feature doesn’t speak your language, I don’t know what will.

Even if the Verizon Droid doesn’t have the same storage space as a 3PO model, it certainly has more room than most affordable cellular devices on the market. What it most assuredly does not have, however, is a hidden lightsaber compartment with ejector like the R2-series astromech droid. That feature really comes in handy, particularly when you’re staring down into the sandy maw of a Sarlacc Pit.

For the sake of argument, let’s suppose that the Verizon Droid does have space for a hidden lightsaber compartment. It still wouldn’t beat out robot assassin IG-88, one of the galaxy’s single-greatest cybernetic bounty hunters. Most of us aren’t looking to contract out a mercenary — let alone a robotic one — but if ever the situation arises where somebody really grinds your gears, wouldn’t you at least want the option of a self-aware, rail-thin android killer at your disposal? It’s a fair question worth mulling over.

Read the full article here:
Is The Verizon Droid The Droid You’re Looking For… Or One Of These Star Wars Droids Instead?
(via MTV Movies Blog)

Vader and R2-D2 on ZapRoot

StarWars.com Team | December 12, 2007

ZapRoot is a cool environmental vlog produced by independent filmmaker Sarah Szalavitz and Damien Somerset, and hosted by snarky host Jess to keep us all updated on the latest news in a zippy way. And wouldn’t you know it, both R2-D2 and Darth Vader make a cameo!

Watch the vlog here.