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star wars droid R2-KT, a Pink Droid Built for a Little Girl With Cancer Will Make an Appearance in The Force Awakens
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In 2004, Katie Johnson was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Her father, Albin Johnson, wanted to build an R2-D2 droid replica painted pink for her favorite color. It was named it R2-KT in her honor.  

Although Katie has passed, the droid continues to be a symbol of hope in dark times for many Star Wars fans appearing at charity events often.  R2-KT and a similar model called QT-KT have made appearances in many Star Wars properties including the Clone Wars animated series and this cameo in LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles:



Now it seems that R2-KT will most likely appear in the newest live action Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. 

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On the blog amcherryfairy, this mother describes how Peter Capaldi went out of his way to talk to a her autistic daughter about Matt Smith's departure from the show. The family just happened to be vacationing in Cardiff and ran into the Series 8 shoot. Apparently-

"when matt smith said he was leaving she was worried, because she goes on adventures with doctor who and Clara and she was worried that the new doctor ( Peter ) would not like her and wouldn't want to join in her games."
.During their visit, the family met Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson, who told them to come back the following day to meet the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.

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