13 Facts About BB-8


BB-8 is a droid character in the Star Wars franchise.

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Spherical with a free-moving domed head, BB-8 is portrayed by both a rod puppet and a remote-controlled robotic unit.

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BB-8 is a spherical robot with a free-moving domed head.

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Voice of BB-8 was supplied by comedians Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz, both credited as "BB-8 vocal consultants" in the film.

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BB-8 was first seen in the 88-second The Force Awakens teaser trailer released by Lucasfilm on November 28,2014.

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In Canto Bight, a drunken gambler repeatedly inserts coins into a slot in BB-8, thinking he is a slot machine.

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BB-8 appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker where, in mission with Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie and C-3PO on Pasaana eventually befriended a droid named D-O.

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BB-8 makes several appearances in Star Wars Forces of Destiny.

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In "Shuttle Shock", which takes place during the journey to Canto Bight in The Last Jedi, BB-8 is overloaded by electrical shocks from a jellyfish monster, forcing Finn and Rose to try and fix it.

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BB-8 is a supporting character in the 2018 animated TV series Star Wars Resistance.

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BB-8 is a point of view character in both the 2015 novelization of The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster, and the 2017 novelization of The Last Jedi by Jason Fry.

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The Lego versions of Poe and BB-8 have appeared in the 2016 short form animated series Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, and the short Poe Dameron vs the First Order Snowspeeder.

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BB-8 appeared with several other Force Awakens characters on the December 2015 cover of Rolling Stone, and alone on the cover of the December 18,2015 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

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