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Bel-Cam Jos
11-17-2002, 09:35 PM
I was thinking about this detail; which droid dropped the ring that the "Look, sir. Droids" trooper held up, R2 or Threepio? Or was it a different droid, and a pure coincidence it was in the same area?

Feel free to ignore this if you already know the answer... :rolleyes:

Exhaust Port
11-17-2002, 10:26 PM
Good point. It seems that the o-ring that either R2 or C3P0 lost wasn't important or they wouldn't have gotten very far in the desert.

11-17-2002, 10:50 PM
Could've just been a coincidence or a piece from the escape pod that came off from the crash. From the Jawas finding 3PO not long after they probably went over that area alot and there were probably tiny tidbits around from droids and the Trooper could've just picked one up so that he wouldn't get chewed out for finding nothing. ;)

Or it came off 3PO, it looked gold colored so it could've come off 3PO, maybe it's why his arm fell off so easily during the Tusken Raider encounter.

11-18-2002, 09:10 AM
I always thought it could have been something that fell off of one of R2's projector things.

Rogue II
11-18-2002, 09:37 AM
I posted my answer to this here. (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=195853#post195853)

Exhaust Port
11-18-2002, 10:13 AM
I'd buy that answer. :D

11-18-2002, 06:58 PM
Perhaps it's an adapter so a droid can pilot an escape pod and was ejected when they left the pod.

11-19-2002, 10:49 AM
Well...I thought it was something that came off of R2D2...since when C3P0 kicks him "Go that way...you'll be malfunctioning within a day you old scrap heap!"

Rogue II
11-19-2002, 11:13 AM
I tend to think it came off of R2, but 3PO does have some circular rings on his chest. It could also have been something from some sort of droid maintenance kit. Who knows?

Has anyone checked the novel?

I doubt we will ever know for sure.

Darth Vellner
11-19-2002, 11:22 AM
In the book, The "O-ring thing" is "Droid Plating" if that helps any... So it did come from one of the droids.... :cool:

P.S. when I went into the "R2-D2 Builders room" at Cel.2 a group of sandtroopers came in and took a picture and recreated the "Look Sir, DROIDS!"scene... And all they had in that room was R2 parts soooo maybe it came from R2..???(i have it on video):D

11-19-2002, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Darkross
Well...I thought it was something that came off of R2D2...since when C3P0 kicks him "Go that way...you'll be malfunctioning within a day you old scrap heap!" I heard 3PO kicking R2 was improv on Anthony Daniels' part when the R2 prop was actually malfunctioning. :D

It could be a ring from one of 3PO's knees, they seem to have a lot of exposed circular stuff going on there. Or maybe from one of R2's feet rollers, he seems to have a few of them about that size.

Rogue II
11-19-2002, 07:22 PM
Whatever it is, it must be a common part on all droids for a Stormtrooper to figure it out. Maybe GL will explain what it is on the DVD audio commentary.

So everyone meet back here in 2006 when the OT is released on DVD, and we can finish discussing it.

11-19-2002, 07:41 PM
Of course, everyone will scream and complain about what Lucas finally says it is. Even though he created the universe and has the final say on anything in it. ;) :D

Jar Jar Binks

Rogue II
11-19-2002, 08:13 PM
I know what you are saying. Like you said in one of the other topics: You can't please everyone. It is especially true when it comes to Star Wars Fans.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-20-2002, 07:25 PM
I never thought to check the Search option on that detail; I guess I owe a BSLOS for my oversight:

"I think I thought I heard you try..."

So in 2006 it is!