As promised, the animated series Droids has joined the lineup of “vintage” Star Wars television available to stream on Disney+.
Airing originally from 1985-86, the cartoon featured Anthony Daniels masterfully voicing C-3PO alongside R2-D2 “as himself” on Saturday mornings that joined the Ewoks. The synopsis for the first episode of Droids, “The White Witch,” sets up the adventure:
After being jettisoned and abandoned on the corrosive salt flats of planet Ingo by a nefarious former owner, R2-D2 & C-3PO are rescued by good-natured speeder racers Jord Dusat & Thall Joben. With their souped up, super-sleek landspeeder the White Witch, the boys hope to win the annual Boonta Speeder Race – but their plans take a dangerous detour!
While presented now on Disney+ as two “seasons,” the second is actually a double-length episode, “The Great Heep,” that really takes place sometime before the end of the first.