Thursday, January 14, 2016

R2D2 Conquers the Daleks



BB-8 was cool and all, but I'm hoping that in Star Wars: Episode VIII, R2D2 will get more to do.  With Luke emerging from the shadows, I think that's a safe bet fortunately.  I love how the Dalek design on the new Doctor Who episodes have remained so close to their original appearance.  Sure they look retro and cheap, but that's always been part of the charm for me.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of "Doctor Who" I propose a Super-Team with the 6th Doctor and Howard the Duck (with a Frobisher cameo).

Cary Comic said...

I agree with you, whole-heartedly, Ross. And I don't think it's entirely coincidental that R2-D2's design (for the original 1977 Star Wars) is so similar to the Daleks as designed for the original DOCTOR WHO. It's more like the latter inspired the former!

John Pitt said...

BRILLIANT ish, Ross!!
Love it!!
:-)

Bob Greenwade said...

Cary - It's entirely possible that there was some influence for R2D2 from the Daleks. Some of Jon Pertwee's stories as the Doctor, including at least one Dalek story, had aired in the United States by the time Star Wars: A New Hope was in development.

Ross - This is indeed a story promising some interesting developments. The question on the cover becomes more pointed when one realizes that, while R2D2 is entirely mechanical, the Daleks are indeed a race of organic creatures inside mechanical shells -- and, at that, creatures with little use for anything non-Dalek.

Chimeradave said...

I saw this shared on Facebook and thought it was real for a second. :)

Matthew Baugh said...

Very nice! If anyone could take down the Empire, it would be the Daleks!

Y'know, R2D2 would make an almost ideal companion for the Doctor.

Neil Hansen said...

BRILLIANT!

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