Originally Posted by JuntMonkey
Why should C3PO and R2D2 be in the prequels? It was pandering fan service and nothing more. It does nothing to legitimately serve the story or the mythology. It's nonsense.
Okay. Let's be perfectly freaking honest here. THE ENTIRE PREQUEL TRILOGY WAS PANDERING FAN SERVICE
. Seriously. They were totally unnecessary to the continuation of the Star Wars name. And for that matter, so are the books, video games, comic books, card games, cartoons, ad nauseum. They're completely unnecessary and each addition has the potential to screw things up, no matter how good they are.