R2-KT in the Media

R2-KT in the Media

Here is a collection of articles and appearances in the media that featured R2-KT. Click on the graphic to view the archived article or view the appearance.

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2018 Star Wars The Last Jedi Annual

Patrick Sullivan sent in this photo from his daughter's Star Wars Math Book! Lobot has interesting taste in droids.

Someone sent this in from a Japanese book covering Star Wars fandom. It is a great honor that they featured R2-KT as part of their review.

April 6, 2016: Poe Dameron Issue #1

R2-KT made a surprise appearance in the Poe Dameron comic issue #1 - by Chris Elipoulos with Jordie Bellaire.

2016: Star Wars Year-by-Year A Visual History

Fans sent us pictures of a newly released book: "Where's the Wookiee?" a variant of "Where's Waldo?" Check out these photos from the book and check out where KT pops up!

A New Hope activity book featured a cool droid matching game that featured KT as one of the pairs!

In the Clone Wars episode "Secret Weapons" (episode 10 of the fifth season, original air date December 10, 2012) a new version of R2-KT appeared, dubbed "QT-KT" and with a new paint scheme. According to Lucasfilm "QT-KT was created as tribute to R2-KT, a pink astromech droid created by Star Wars fans in honor of Katie Johnson, daughter of Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion fan group. R2-KT was originally going to be on D-Squad, but QT-KT served in place to avoid the confusion of having two Artoos on the same squad." We are convinced that KT was just going through a phase and that's just her with a pseudonym and wardrobe change. After all, every girl deserves some change :)
You can read all about QT-KT on the Star Wars Wookieepedia article here: http://clonewars.wikia.com/wiki/QT-KT

LEGO's Brickipedia features an entry on R2-KT herself! It includes some commonly known information but also some surprises! You can see it for yourself at: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/R2-KT

Did you know there was a pink KT droid back in the original Droids cartoon series? We sure didn't! But there she was! You can read all about her on the Wookieepedia article here: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/KT-10

Check out the mural outside Disney's Star Tours in Disneyland! KT in one of the star craft! We have no idea who proposed the idea to them, but wow that's quite an honor!

Richard D. Vollmer sent in a photo of a pic he saw in Star Wars Gamer Issue 7! Wow, I had no idea R2-KT was living so dangerously! I wonder what that fluid is she's hauling around? She's not even 21 yet! Note that this was by famous illustrator artist Justine Mara Andersen, who's done some amazing work. Very honored she illustrated R2-KT! I wonder if we can get her to sit for an interview on this? If anyone contacts her, please let her know we say 'thank you' and we'd love to send her some patches!

R2-KT made it on the 2008 cover of Servo Magazine, along with an article inside covering the story of Katie Johnson and the droid she inspired. Click on the thumbnail to read the article! You can read all kinds of cool robotics pieces from Servo, just visit their site here: http://www.servomagazine.com/

In the wake of the new Star Wars movie: The Force Awakens, interest spiked over R2-KT once it was learned she was making a cameo in the film. A series of articles and news stories all wanted to know about the magical story behind the pink R2 unit.

iO9 Article: "The Heartwarming Story Behind R2-KT, And How She Joined Star Wars Canon"

MTV Article: "Here's How 'Star Wars' Decided To Honor A Young Fan's Memory In 'The Force Awakens' - MTV"

My Geeks News Article: "R2-KT to Appear in “The Force Awakens” "

SciFi4Me Article: "THE FORCE AWAKENS Will Include R2-KT"

Article: "Star Wars 7 : The Origin Story of R2-KT"

R2-KT featured in Japanese media! http://cue.ms/column/qt-kt-story/

December 12, 2015: NBC Nightly News

Star Wars: The Clone Wars : August 10, 2008

Dave Filloni and the crew at Lucasfilm asked if R2-KT could appear in their feature film Clone Wars and we were ecstatic - what a great tribute to Katie and her droid! So here is the segment where KT makes her first appearance onscreen in the Star Wars universe. Thanks, Lucasfilm - that was awesome.
Click HERE to view the clip.
If you can't view the video, try watching it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyOsYsjktks

Clone Wars Episode 13: January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009: KT makes a split-second cameo in the ship's hangar in Episode 13 "Jedi Crash" of the Clone Wars Cartoon
Click HERE to view the clip.
If you can't view the video, try watching it on YouTube: http://youtu.be/OLZnXMnDflY

Clone Wars Episode 17: February 13, 2009

R2-KT popped up in a surprising way in Clone Wars when Jar-Jar found an interesting prop to work with! In ep. 117 - Blue Shadow Virus, we had the opportunity to visit the interior of a droid repair shop on Naboo. In this shop, Jar Jar Binks set himself on a collision course with some racks of droid parts, including many that belonged to astromechs. Was this R2-KT? We'll let you be the judge.

Clone Wars Episode 19: February 27, 2009

February 27, 2009: KT makes another split-second cameo in the ship's hangar in Episode 19 "Storm over Ryloth" of the Clone Wars Cartoon. This time she's really haulin'!

In 2013 R2-KT made a surprise cameo on LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles. I created a short capture of the clip that you can see here on youtube: http://youtu.be/SZUY6-ixp5U

December, 2011: the Clone Wars Adventures online game offered every player the chance to have R2-KT play alongside them, all to benefit the SOE Child's Play Charity Drive! "In Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, purchase the adorable R2-KT Astromech Droid™! This pink, purple, and white companion was designed to brighten your day!"

R2-KT was featured in an article on the girl-geek culture website The Mary Sue! Girl geeks are the best! Original page can be seen here: http://www.themarysue.com/r2-kt-pink-droid/

Dakster Sullivan sat down with R2-KT for an informative interview of the pink droid featured on the website Geekmom.com! http://www.geekmom.com/2012/05/star-wars-week-an-interview-with-r2-kt/. Lots of fun. Here's a pdf version: article-geekmom-2012-may.pdf

January 30, 2014: R2-KT appeared on Star Wars' official website in the fan blog section. http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/2014/01/30/the-power-of-the-pink-side/

On February 13, 2014 R2-KT was featured in the Huffington Post in a list of the most inspiring stories of people finding hope out of despair. Quite an honor!

KT's appearance in Bantha Tracks

R2-KT is a fan-built project and not authorized by Lucasfilm as a recognized character. Star Wars, its characters, creations, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucafilm. ©2006 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.