Film & TV
A Phenomenal Galactic Duo
Your Chance to Take Home Daggit and Twiki...
December 30, 2023
When Star Wars was released in 1977, it quickly became a global financial success and surpassed Jaws to become the highest-grossing film to date. Much of the film’s popularity was due to a pair of bickering droid characters, R2-D2 and C-3PO, who instantly emerged as fan favorites. While the movie was still thrilling audiences in theaters, television networks scrambled to capitalize on the sci-fi phenomenon. In 1978, Battlestar Galactica premiered on ABC and featured Muffit, a lovable canine-like character. Muffit II was first introduced when Boxey's first daggit was killed during a battle. During Boxey's mourning, a doctor created a robotic dog-like creature that would become his new companion. The two would face adventures and challenges together throughout the series. The next year NBC offered Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, a small-screen adaptation of the classic comic strip. Here, viewers enjoyed Twiki, a robot sidekick to the title hero, who provided comic relief and his famous "Bidi-bidi-bidi" electronic noises.
In Julien’s upcoming "Robots, Wizards, Heroes & Aliens" auction, sci-fi collectors will have the opportunity to take home a piece of television history, with Daggit (Lot 82) and Twiki (Lot 84) standing as beacons of a bygone era when robots and space adventures fueled the imaginations of audiences worldwide. It's a celebration of nostalgia and a testament to the enduring legacy of these beloved robotic companions.