Thank you, Star Wars marketing people. If you hadn’t already persuaded my diehard Trekker wife to see the new movie, this video of BB-8 meeting a small hedgehog would seal the deal completely.
Also encountered by BB-8: marbles, a vinyl record and leaves.
You know what’s not encountered by him? ME. Because I have the toy but the app to control him does not work on my Samsung phone. Which I won at a junket for Disney-owned Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Dammit, Mickey, get your corporate crap together. You’re supposed to be good at bringing the cuteness everywhere.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist