Meet the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character With the Most Heartwarming Backstory

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When fans pack into theaters next month for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they’ll be looking over every inch of the movie for Easter eggs. One of them has already been revealed, in part because it concerns a very heartwarming story. We’re not sure where to find her in the movie, but an R2-series astromech droid with pink coloring instead of R2-D2’s blue will appear on screen at some point.

Her name (yes, she’s programmed as female gender) is R2-KT, and she was originally designed as a life-size companion for a little girl diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

Katie Johnson passed away 10 years ago, but before she did, her father, Albin Johnson, commissioned the R2-KT droid special for her. Albin is well-known to many Star Wars geeks as the creator of…
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What to Expect on Netflix in December, Plus: Watch These Movies Before They Expire

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Curious to know what movies are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix.

Note: Listed below are just the movies, not the television shows (except where noted).

Avail 12/1/15

#DeathToSelfie (2014)

Sermons offers Christian solutions for finding peace in a world where people compare their unfiltered lives to others edited to appear perfect.

A Christmas Star (2015)

Born under the Christmas Star, Noelle says she can perform miracles. When trouble comes to town, it’s up to Noelle to prove herself and save the day.

A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z…
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