Great Job, Internet!: Star Wars’ BB-8 gets his own redemptive, Behind The Music-style special

How does a droid in in the Star Wars franchise know when he has truly made it in show business and captured the hearts of fans everywhere? Back in 2001, during the gap between The Phantom Menace and Attack Of The Clones, R2-D2 was honored with his own mockumentary, R2-D2: Beneath The Dome, which is a pretty good indication of the rotund robot’s enduring popularity. And now, the new droid on the block, BB-8, has found himself similarly honored with a Behind The Music-style YouTube video entitled “BB-8: Behind The Circuits.” Created by Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez, “Behind The Circuits” largely relies on animation to tell the surprisingly involved and complicated story of BB-8’s dramatic, controversy-plagued rise to power and prominence. This droid is no overnight sensation or flash in the pan, the video insists. While incapable of bleeding, sweating, or crying, BB-8 has nevertheless invested …

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