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R2D2 visits sick kids

  1. Jul 27, 2010 #1

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    This is nice.

    I worked a theatre as a teen and heard that apparently Disney took action against that theatre I worked in because the manager had taken the initiative to give free tickets to a group of disadvantaged kids to the first showing of a Disney film.

    Just one of the many instances that have turned me off from the supplicating gestures of corporations.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2010 #3

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  5. Jul 27, 2010 #4

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    Star Wars was released in 1977, amazingly 33 years ago. Some of those kids' parents weren't even born when it came out.

    There, now that you're feeling good and old...carry on.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2010 #5

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    Note, though, that R2D2 was in the recent prequels.

    ...The video says it's a radio controlled replica, not the real R2D2. Ripoff.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2010 #6

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    It's a locally-made replica meant to provide entertainment and comfort to kids in the pediatric ward of EMMC. When a child is there for radiotherapy or chemotherapy they can be cheered up by the antics of the replica. Or is your heart made of stone?... Catch a clue. The guy is trying to do good for kids who are going through some rough times.

    Edit: Do you think that R2D2 in the movies was an actual robot that was not radio controlled? I didn't think so, but I need to check.
     
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  8. Jul 28, 2010 #7

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    :bugeye:

    Meh - I'm not real impressed by R2D2 anyway. I never understood why such a supposedly advanced robot could be so clumsy and not even have a speech processor with Anthony Daniels' voice. And no picture messaging!?! I mean, shouldn't they have picked-up those issues during beta testing? I wouldn't buy one.
     
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  9. Jul 28, 2010 #8

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    Nice story turbo. Hopefully, the studios won't give him any trouble over it.
    At times, it was radio controlled, worn and moved using wires. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R2-D2#Production"
     
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