Christina Cato and the Drive to Create | Our Star Wars Stories

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  • Published on Oct 16, 2018
  • Jordan Hembrough heads to Beaverton, Oregon, to meet Christina Cato, a Star Wars fan who taught herself the art and science of droid building. Challenging herself, Christina worked months to build her own functioning astromech from scratch; in the process, she discovered that she's capable of more than even she herself previously believed.
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Comments • 178

  • FRE FLO DO
    FRE FLO DO 22 days ago

    Impressive!

  • Geej1138
    Geej1138 10 months ago

    That's great! I was smiling there with you.

  • xunit62
    xunit62 10 months ago

    Great Story! Especially for the young ladies of Star Wars or life in general! YES YOU CAN!

  • Rhysio Eren
    Rhysio Eren 10 months ago +1

    As Anakin said to Master Mundi in Clone Wars: You have my everlasting respect, Mrs Cato.

  • Flodux
    Flodux 10 months ago +1

    This series is awesome. And she is awesome. And that that droid is awesome!

  • - Sergeant Dave
    - Sergeant Dave 10 months ago +1

    Wait c2 but it's a r2 unit. Or is it a c2 unit droid body with a r2 unit head.

  • Beezus
    Beezus 10 months ago

    it's so nice seeing a positive side of the fandom rather than the toxicity and hate of so many fans online

  • Erupt Blackman
    Erupt Blackman 10 months ago

    that us so freaking awesome, thank you for the video veryvery cool , young lady
    your another inspiration to my fandom, have a great night and may the force be with you always!!!!!!

  • Chad Giacomozzi
    Chad Giacomozzi 11 months ago +1

    Christina you are awesome! So inspirational!

  • CC-01 /425
    CC-01 /425 11 months ago

    These are some of the best videos SW channel has released in a long time. That being said I wonder if we will see anything from the fans that have taken issue with the current interpretation of SW and have distanced themselves from it after a lifetime of being a fan. I'm not taking about the trolls or the politically motivated groups but the average person fans with families raised in the universe. Not only would that show some integrity on DLFs part but would be interesting to see and educational for those that don't understand why this is still a issue.

  • SteveOsly
    SteveOsly 11 months ago

    Please keep this series going!!!

  • MrXPeaceLP
    MrXPeaceLP 11 months ago

    I just can't...
    After knowing that she's a fan of the Empire, I couldn't keep watching. ._.

  • Christine Click
    Christine Click 11 months ago +4

    I love watching Star Wars Stories. Christina is an amazing maker! Wow! I am impressed by her projected work.

  • BritishCPA
    BritishCPA 11 months ago +2

    That is hugely impressive!!!! Well done Christina!! Fabulous. And this series is just wonderful :)

  • racquesc
    racquesc 11 months ago +2

    I wanna build one!! You are awesome Christina! 👍🏼💜

  • Firelily517
    Firelily517 11 months ago +1

    It is so great seeing your passion!!

  • Thanos lee eating show
    Thanos lee eating show 11 months ago +1

    Ahhhhhh i want one droids too man!!!!!!!

  • Brian Dodds
    Brian Dodds 11 months ago

    Great Story! 👍

  • Robert Erniso
    Robert Erniso 11 months ago +2

    Very inspiring!!

  • Daldi
    Daldi 11 months ago +3

    Every time I watch this series, I feel even more love for the franchise I worship

  • LifeOfTheParty
    LifeOfTheParty 11 months ago +3

    c2-b5 is such a beautiful astromech. she has great taste

  • Brian Kitchens
    Brian Kitchens 11 months ago

    I love this.

  • TeamTEOR
    TeamTEOR 11 months ago +3

    This is a fantastic video of a friend! I'm so glad that they chose her to interview. Christina, you are super capable and I can't wait to see what you do next!

  • Nee Nee
    Nee Nee 11 months ago +1

    Her dreams come true!!!!

  • Supreme Sith
    Supreme Sith 11 months ago +1

    It is great. This person seems like some one who will absolutely love the new trilogys. Woman power!

  • Mukund Balasubramanian
    Mukund Balasubramanian 11 months ago +5

    Disgusted,but not surprised by some shameful comments in here. Guys and girls, this isn't about Rian Johnson or Kathleen Kennedy. It's about the people who build our fandom from ground-up. The ones who used their love for Star Wars to do big things and even give back to the fandom. Please show some support and stop trolling here.

  • unknown
    unknown 11 months ago +2

    I got to meet her last SWC in 2017 and she is an amazing person!

  • MCLegoboy
    MCLegoboy 11 months ago +2

    This series makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. It's just nice to see other people get so excited about Star Wars.

  • Jayneflakes
    Jayneflakes 11 months ago +1

    These shows are fabulous and the star of this one is awesome. Just from listening to her passion as she talked, I wanted to build a droid!

  • R A
    R A 11 months ago +2

    Christina's story is so inspiring.

  • Anonymous MD
    Anonymous MD 11 months ago +1

    I have my own ideas for SW... but I don't know who would support me

  • Dallas Kinard
    Dallas Kinard 11 months ago +2

    Ugh, the identity politics disgust me.

  • Doyok Gonzalez
    Doyok Gonzalez 11 months ago +9

    This is really inspiring, especially when she said that ANYONE can build their own droid, even though we are not engineers...Thank you for this series, Star Wars!

  • ricky todd Botelho
    ricky todd Botelho 11 months ago +1

    Jordan look out you'll shoot your eye out!

  • Robert Reijers
    Robert Reijers 11 months ago

    Yes, you are a rolmodel. 👍

  • Kevin De Bondt
    Kevin De Bondt 11 months ago +1

    Feminist discriminate men

  • Alex Buirch
    Alex Buirch 11 months ago +1

    Very cool. I know Christina, and I've trooped with her a few times. :)
    I've been wanting to build my own droid for years. Maybe one day I'll get the chance when money isn't such an issue...

  • Thomas Lardinois
    Thomas Lardinois 11 months ago +2

    "That would be so amazing! I should try it!"
    *opens empty wallet*
    *remembers complete lack of skill*
    *checks blacked out schedule*
    "I guess not everybody can have a droid..."

  • opwave79
    opwave79 11 months ago +3

    Lovin' this series! Now I wanna make a protocol droid.

  • HansDerSoldat
    HansDerSoldat 11 months ago +1

    The final product looks amazing, good job.

  • BLACKCURRANT Studios
    BLACKCURRANT Studios 11 months ago +8

    I’m an Australian Sikh, I’m a Star Wars fan and I have been my whole life. I’ve become attached to the series from a young age and have cried watching the movies because it means so much to me. Imagine being made fun of because you wear a turban and am brown. Imagine following the religion of Sikhism but people calling you a Hindu or muslim. Imagine being born in Australia but having everyone call you Indian. Imagine if people never recognise you for who you are. As an Australian Sikh, that’s what it’s like for me. Star Wars was and still is my escape. I can imagine myself in that world even though there isn’t anyone who physically represents me there. There aren’t many if any decent Sikh role models in major films. However, the vastness of the Star Wars universe and the treatment the unique characters received was touching to me. I wish that one day I can help make that happen for the future generations of Sikhs. I hope children like the one I was, grow up loving Star Wars but not because it’s an escape. They’ll simply enjoy the stories being told. I love Star Wars and I doubt my story will be shared like the ones on this Star Wars series but I hope you take the time to read this. Thank you.
    A fellow Star Wars fan

    • Angela Sealana
      Angela Sealana 11 months ago +1

      Thank you for sharing! I'm glad that you are a fellow fan.

  • አቡነ ማር ዘአገዘቶ ጽዮን በርኅራኀኃ

    ABSOLUTELY AWESOME !!!!!!!!!! I HAD A FRIEND AT MY OLD JOB WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE R2 D2 BUILDERS CLUB.

  • Jeremy Gentry
    Jeremy Gentry 11 months ago +6

    LOVE this series. This is what the Star Wars fandom SHOULD be about. Enjoying Star Wars and sharing that joy with other fans. It's time that we show that we ARE the best fandom again. The good thing about the new movies (besides the fact that they are awesome), is that they DID divide the true fans from those entitled brats who pitch a fit when everything doesn't go just like they want it to. Good riddance to fake fans and long live the true fandom! :)

    • King Kwon
      King Kwon 11 months ago

      Jeremy Gentry This is an awesome video with an awesome woman who loves Star Wars, not even the “toxic, racist, misogynistic men” you NPC’s like to reee about are attacking her. The fandom has the potential to be united but certain people in Lucasfilms are far too left leaning to let that happen.

    • the cartoonist
      the cartoonist 11 months ago +2

      amen!

  • Gusdon'tbe _
    Gusdon'tbe _ 11 months ago +1

    Yuck, she's bringing feminism into this 😒

    • NGC-2024
      NGC-2024 11 months ago

      Go read wikipedia about feminism or something smarter than u. U're pathetic.

  • ollie rocker
    ollie rocker 11 months ago +1

    Awesome. I can't even put a 100 peace puzzle together.

  • Wade Slide
    Wade Slide 11 months ago +1

    Any droid building clubs near Pittsburgh? Would love to know.

  • Marc Mosiman
    Marc Mosiman 11 months ago +1

    This is awesome!

  • darrknight1971
    darrknight1971 11 months ago

    Awesome! Aweaome!

  • imokureok
    imokureok 11 months ago

    You go, girl!

  • ErbiggieSmallz
    ErbiggieSmallz 11 months ago +1

    Lol are men allowed in this Stardust club?

  • Michael McGrath
    Michael McGrath 11 months ago +1

    Star Wars fandom is great, except for the prequel fans

  • Andrew Malkin
    Andrew Malkin 11 months ago +1

    Great, now I want to build a droid. I don't need any more hobbies!

  • Fran Souza
    Fran Souza 11 months ago +6

    OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH! shes so amazing, i wanna build a droid too

  • Marstuber
    Marstuber 11 months ago +1

    Wow she is uglier than jabba the hutt

    • the cartoonist
      the cartoonist 11 months ago +3

      you see a video about a determined, creative person who makes something amazing and that's what decide to comment?

  • Blue Animul
    Blue Animul 11 months ago

    She could hold the controls in her pockets. ?

  • Gabor Csekey
    Gabor Csekey 11 months ago +2

    A very cool droid with an even cooler builder.

  • Jake Fine
    Jake Fine 11 months ago

    This is me going to be me in a few years, and I’m looking forward to it!

  • Kyle Hill
    Kyle Hill 11 months ago +4

    I wanna build a droid now!!!

  • John Punsalan
    John Punsalan 11 months ago

    Love love

  • Laurie Q
    Laurie Q 11 months ago +2

    Happy Cry--thank you for sharing your story, Christina! And yes, you ARE a role model!

    • Jay DiNitto
      Jay DiNitto 11 months ago

      You actually cried at this? Yeesh....