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==Date==
June 27th, 2013.
==Summary==
==Summary==
Minute 19 of Star Wars: Our second-favorite R2 unit meets an untimely demise. Was it…MURDER?
Minute 19 of Star Wars: Our second-favorite R2 unit meets an untimely demise. Was it…MURDER?
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==Notes==
==Notes==
===Film===
===Film===
*Takes us from the middle of Luke's whiny Tosche Station line to the sad death of the red droid R5-D4.
After R5-D4 blows its motivator, it then re-appears in the droid lineup.  
*Editing mistake - After R5-D4 blows its motivator, it then re-appears in the droid lineup. Its exactly the same camera shot used twice.
 
===Podcast===
===Podcast===
*A comic about R5-D4 depicts its bad motivator as an act of self-sacrifice to help R2-D2 achieve his mission. Alternatively, R2-D2 sabotaged R5-D4.
Topics discussed:
*R5-D4 appeared in the early Star Wars cards - with Luke crouching down in front of him.
* A comic about R5-D4 depicts its bad motivator as an act of self-sacrifice
*Luke is hopeless at checking the general condition of droids; the motivator is always the first part that you check.
* C-3PO indifferently walking away from R2-D2
*[[Pete the Jawa]] appears again in this scene to calm R2-D2 down. Pete the Jawa will never be in charge - not confident / assertive enough.
* The brief R5-D4 scene as a plot device
*C-3PO indifferently walking away from R2-D2 - another example of C-3PO not really caring about R2 at this point in the movie.
 
*What would have happened to C-3PO, R2-D2 and the other characters if R5-D4 hadn't of blown up.
*The brief R5-D4 scene as a plot device and general scene-setter.
*Did the Jawas know that R5-D4 was on his 'last legs' when they sold him to Uncle Owen? Also, do R5 units have a known / common fault with their motivators? The Jawas need to maintain their relationship with the Lars'.
*Jawas as excellent retailers.
===Meta Minute===
===Meta Minute===
*10:19 podcast episode length.
*In reference to a later scene, did the Stormtroopers - while looking for the droids - kill everyone that the Jawas sold droids to on their paper route?
*The story of R5-D4 comes from the Dark Horse Comics anthology [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Tales_1 ''Star Wars Tales 1'']. In this comic, it is revealed R5-D4 is also known as "Skippy the Droid".
*The story of R5-D4 comes from the Dark Horse Comics anthology [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Tales_1 ''Star Wars Tales 1'']. In this comic, it is revealed R5-D4 is also known as "Skippy the Droid".
*R5-D4 and the Bad Motivator later make their way onto a shirt at [http://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/254812-bad-motivator starwarsminute.com/merch].
*R5-D4 and the Bad Motivator later make their way onto a shirt at [http://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/254812-bad-motivator starwarsminute.com/merch]  
==Quotes==
 
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*'''Tricia:''' I have a bad motivator too. '''Alex:''' I hear ya.
==Link==
==Link==
http://www.starwarsminute.com/2013/06/27/minute-19-the-sad-death-of-r5-d4/
http://www.starwarsminute.com/2013/06/27/minute-19-the-sad-death-of-r5-d4/
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Summary

Minute 19 of Star Wars: Our second-favorite R2 unit meets an untimely demise. Was it…MURDER?

Guests

Tricia Allen

Notes

Film

After R5-D4 blows its motivator, it then re-appears in the droid lineup.

Podcast

Topics discussed:

  • A comic about R5-D4 depicts its bad motivator as an act of self-sacrifice
  • C-3PO indifferently walking away from R2-D2
  • The brief R5-D4 scene as a plot device

Meta Minute

  • The story of R5-D4 comes from the Dark Horse Comics anthology Star Wars Tales 1. In this comic, it is revealed R5-D4 is also known as "Skippy the Droid".
  • R5-D4 and the Bad Motivator later make their way onto a shirt at starwarsminute.com/merch

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2013/06/27/minute-19-the-sad-death-of-r5-d4/


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