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Sci-Fi Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Groke, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Groke

    Groke Scout

    Jun 23, 2011
    I only ask because of the robot having red hot rods placed on his feet. He seems in an awful lot of discomfort.

    Why would someone create a (service) droid capable of feeling pain? Emotions, yes – they aid human/alien to droid relations, but surely pain is a bit pointless?
  2. Simon Tall

    Simon Tall Tall Englishman

    Jun 8, 2011
    norwich uk
    I dont think they feel pain but would probably be programmed to avoid destruction in order to fulfill their function (e.g. repairing space ships from the outside!).
    The red hot rods may cause the droid to fail and be destroyed therefore it fears it...

    Just an idea..
  3. Groke

    Groke Scout

    Jun 23, 2011
    Good point. Alternatively, it might have just felt queasy being hung upside down!

    You wouldn't get that from an Astro Droid - much better put together they are!
  4. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

    Sep 19, 2009
    Illinois, planet Earth
    No, no, nooooooooooo!

    I remember people were laughing at the robots being tortured in the movie Return of the Jedi, but why punish a droid? Wouldn't it be the programmers fault? And couldn't they just reprogram the droid? Perhaps Jabba liked a dungeon atmosphere.

  5. nativenod

    nativenod Scout

    Apr 22, 2011
    This is getting deep. I like it!
  6. Original90s

    Original90s Ensign

    Jul 10, 2011
    my 7 year old is a SW expert and will tell you "of course it hurts them!" "They want to exist."
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    My thinking is the along these lines as well. In the Star Wars universe many of the droids are sentient beings and as such desire self-preservation like any thinking being would. The hot rods on poor droids casing, in this case the bottom of their feet, likely would not cause pain in the sense that human thinks of pain but to a droid it is likely something that would kick in a 'fight-or-flight' response.
  8. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

    Dec 6, 2004
    Gulf Coast
    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 25 May 1983 (USA)
    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - IMDb

    Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2-D2 and C-3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia - disguised as a bounty hunter - and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the Rebels. Will Darth Vader and the Dark Side overcome the Rebels and take over the universe?

    I found a stream at

    Watch Return The Jedi[1983]Dv Drip Sub aXXo online - VidBull
    325 MB @ 414 kbs

    Luke Skywalker has returned to
    his home planet of Tatooine in
    an attempt to rescue his
    friend Han Solo from the
    clutches of the vile gangster
    Jabba the Hutt.

    Little does Luke know that the
    GALACTIC EMPIRE has secretly
    begun construction on a new
    armored space station even
    more powerful than the first
    dreaded Death Star.

    When completed, this ultimate
    weapon will spell certain doom
    for the small band of rebels
    struggling to restore freedom
    to the galaxy...


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