When Princess Leia stashed a message for Obi Wan Kenobi in an R2 unit, that’s D2 of course, he abandoned ship for the desert planet of Tattoine. Traveling with fellow droid C3P0, they’d meet up with a character George Lucas almost named Luke Starkiller. And, after surviving an ambush, they’d meet the man Luke called Old Ben.

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