I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve seen/heard of this.

‘A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope’…takes the prequels as canon, and argues for an intriguing, sinister subtext to Episode IV.

So it turns out Artoo and Chewie are the Rebellion’s chief intelligence officers, each with suitable cover:

Wherever 3PO goes, being as loud and obvious as he always is, his unobtrusive little counterpart goes with him. 3PO is R2’s front man.

Definitely an interesting take on EpIV for anyone who’s wondered why Obi-Wan claims to have never owned a droid, how Han ended up owning the fastest ship in the galaxy and why Chewie doesn’t get a medal.

(via Kottke)