In this great post, a blogger’s child asks the question, “So, does this mean that R2-D2 is really the main character in Star Wars?”
This reminded me of a thought I had while seeing Revenge of the Sith, which I generally despised. I recalled hearing the rumor that Tom Stoppard, author of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead among other works, gave an uncredited hand to George Lucas with the new Star Wars trilogy. True or not, I wondered what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead would be like if it had been set in the Star Wars universe.
And then I realized that it had already been done: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy could be read in this way simply by substituting C3P0 with Arthur Dent.
So, kid, it’s clear that C3P0 is the main character in Star Wars, not R2D2. Sorry.