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Re: Kenny Baker, actor who portrayed R2-D2, dead at 81.
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 06:37:58 pm »
You know I read about this, and I thought I knew a good amount about Star Wars, but I never knew this guy actually was in the character outfit. I thought it was an animatronic robot like you see at Disney world or something!
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Re: Kenny Baker, actor who portrayed R2-D2, dead at 81.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 08:58:09 pm »
You know I read about this, and I thought I knew a good amount about Star Wars, but I never knew this guy actually was in the character outfit. I thought it was an animatronic robot like you see at Disney world or something!

Actually, there were two versions of R2-D2: One version that had Kenny Baker inside controling various aspects of the droid model, and a second completely motorised/robotic R2 unit (That didn't have Kenny Baker in it.) that was radio controlled by special effects people. The scenes in Star Wars films and/or the locations used for filming would determine which version was used.
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Re: Kenny Baker, actor who portrayed R2-D2, dead at 81.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 07:49:03 pm »
How sad! :(
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