- «Hi, I'm G4-F2. I arrived on Batuu yesterday and was wondering where I should go for the best oil bath.»
- ―G4-F2 calls in to Droid Station Frequency 3-7-6-4-3-7[src]
G4-F2 was an R-series astromech droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton. A day after arriving on the planet Batuu in 34 ABY, G4-F2 called into the radio show Droid Station Frequency 3-7-6-4-3-7 on station BSO 401.72 to ask in binary where it could find an oil bath as its joints were aching.
The show's host, B6-24, informed the droid that if it was near Black Spire Outpost then the best place for an oil bath was the Droid Depot. She told G4-F2 that if it told the depot's owner, Mubo, that she had sent it then Mubo would give a twenty percent discount. G4-F2 thanked B6-24 for the advice and ended the call.
Behind the scenes
G4-F2 was created for the themed land Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which opened to guests at Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios Park in 2019. The droid can be heard speaking in binary on the land's background radio loop, with a translation of what it is saying available from staff.
Notes and references
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded states that R-series droids are astromech droids manufactured by Industrial Automaton. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia states that all astromech droids are second class droids. As Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – BSO 401.72 establishes that G4-F2 is an R-series droid, these characteristics must also apply to it.
- BSO 401.72 has official backstory elements that, while not directly published for the public, are officially canon details that can be obtained verbally from cast members working in the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge themed land.
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge—BSO 401.72
- The Star Wars Book dates the Battle of Batuu, which is depicted in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge via the attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, to 34 years after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of A New Hope to 0 BBY, therefore the events of Galaxy's Edge, including G4-F2's appearance, must take place in 34 ABY.