Oh don’t mind me, just fangirling about how the new protocol droid in Rebels is similar to Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept for C-3PO, which in turn was heavily based on the False Maria from the 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis. (Bonus Points if you noticed that the original R2-D2 astromech design looks like Chopper! ✨~)
I wanted to say something, but I could not. It is difficult to find words when one really has something to say. And even if one knows the right words, then one is ashamed to say them. All these words belong to other, earlier centuries. Our time has not the words yet to express its feelings. We can only be offhand—anything else rings false.
Erich Maria Remarque, fromThree Comrades,transl. by A. W. Wheen (Popular Library, 1958)