You may have heard that the Force will be awakening on December 18. To provide an outlet for our excitement, we’ve assembled another Vulture Advent Calendar — in this case, 25 Star Wars–themed stories, one per day until Christmas. None of them will involve midi-chlorians.
Believe it or not, droids actually age, even if their parts take a bit longer to rust than your average Jedi’s. It’s at least easy to track C3PO’s age since he’s always losing parts, but R2-D2? That might be near impossible. Which is exactly why it warranted a quiz. An impossible quiz, even for the biggest of Star Wars fans, that reveals how utterly ageless R2-D2 is, just like Pharrell, Gabrielle Union, or Paul Rudd (they’re probably droids too). And to be clear: We’re going by his Star Wars chronology age, so R2-D2 is younger in the prequels than he is in the original trilogy.