‘Star Wars’ experts were asked if droids are slaves and the answer was a resounding yes

Lucasfilm Picture BB-8 in your head. The way he bobs his head and rocks on his heels, er, bottom hemisphere. His beeps and whistles win over Rey’s heart (and mine) in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It’s easy to forget, given the droid’s impossible cuteness, that BB-8 is a piece of property. A hired hand. The astromech droid uses his tool-tipped appendages to make repairs aboard starships and ferries information across great distances for the First Order. In a galaxy far, far away, BB-8 may be just a droid. But in our universe, he might be considered a slave. Lucasfilm A group of scientists, writers, and “Star Wars” experts came together at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday to discuss the scientific underpinnings of the “Star Wars” franchise — its strengths…


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