I was always like huh? Droids don't feel pain. and then the one foot droid's foot bein burned with the steam shooting out of it, I was like you have got to be kidding me. Hopefully Adywan will remove this.
EXT. LANDING PLATFORM - CLOUD CITY - DUSK
They race for the Millennium Falcon as a battalion of stormtroopers reaches the main door. Lando and Leia hold off the troops as the droids get on board with Chewie. As Chewie bounds to the ship the Threepio on his back, Threepio hits his head on the top of the ramp.
Ouch! Oh! Ah! That hurt. Bend down, you thoughtless... Ow!
Chewie starts up the ship. The giant engines begin to whine as Lando and Leia race up the ramp under a hail of laser fire.
INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON
Beeping while he works, Artoo is busy connecting some wires to Threepio who now has one leg attached.
Chewie enters through the doorway, grunting to himself.
Noisy brute. Why don't we just go into light-speed?
Artoo beeps in response.
We can't? How would you know the hyperdrive is deactivated?
Artoo whistles knowingly.
The city's central computer told you? Artoo-Detoo, you know better than to trust a strange computer. Ouch! Pay attention to what you're doing!
I think some of us are missing the point here. The problem is not whether the droids can feel emotion or can feel pain (which can be argued are two different things), but the execution of this scene in the film.
I don't know how or why droids feel pain and emotion in the SW Universe; but speaking from a perspective of filmmaking, I am glad that they do. The characters of the droids are much richer because of it. However, it has to be handled realisticly.
The Gonk droid being tortured in Jedi didn't make any sense because it had steam blasted from small jets built into his feet when heat was applied. This bit would have actually made some sense if they were just melting his feet without the steam.
Of course, if Lucas really wanted to go over the top, the droid who was being dismembered could have oil of hydrolic fluid bleed out when the limbs were torn off.