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How was the name "R2D2" in "Star Wars" chosen?

Question #148998. Asked by gtho4.
Last updated Sep 01 2022.
Originally posted Aug 31 2022 10:59 PM.

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It was a reference overheard by George Lucas:
When Lucas was making one of his earlier films, American Graffiti, sound editor Walter Murch states that he is responsible for the utterance which sparked the name for the droid. Murch asked for Reel 2, Dialog Track 2, in the abbreviated form "R-2-D-2".

Reference: link https://wiki2.org/en/R2-D2+Milds.2

Seems Mr Lucas recognised that "R2D2" would be a "great name."

Response last updated by psnz on Sep 01 2022.
Sep 01 2022, 12:42 AM
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