Flipping through The Star Wars Vault hardcover book (which I plugged in Cool Stuff a few days back), I came across an interesting bit of Star Wars trivia that I had never known before
How Did George Lucas come up with the name for R2-D2?
The amazing must-see photo answer after the jump.
There must be some complicated technical answer, right? Nope.
Rumor has it that George Lucas and a co-worker were editing American Graffiti, when a co-worker asked Lucas for “Reel Two, Dialog Two”, which is abbreviated “R2D2”. Lucas supposedly wrote down the abbreviation and used it as the name of the now famous droid in Star Wars.
Who would have thought?!