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2 years, 3 months ago
At the beginning of
Episode IV, Luke and Uncle Owen purchase C-3PO and R2-D2 from the Jawas. Well, whenever Uncle Owen talks with 3PO he mentions that he needs a droid that can understand the binary language of moisture vaporators (along with Bocce), but it's never mentioned what purpose R2 would serve...
Why would a Tatooine moisture farmer be in need of an astromech droid?
Mar 1, 2021 at 16:15
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R2 units were known for their abilities of diagnostics and repairs. That would be important to anyone working with any type of machinery.
This is never expressly stated anywhere in any movie, and even the scene where R2 was purchased never really stated what Owen wanted with it.
However, this information is apparent by watching the overall original trilogy and seeing what R2's strengths and usage were.
Mar 1, 2021 at 17:22
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To diagnose and repair this vehicle, perhaps?
I mean, they have this kind of vehicles that may need repair, therefore the need of an R2 unit
Mar 1, 2021 at 17:37
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