Wow, not much to work with here.
One thing this scene made me think of – I definitely didn’t like how the droids got bigger and badder as the Prequels progressed. If they are really that competent or “super”, why do we need stormtroopers? Why would Palpatine decide that the switch to stormtroopers was even justifiable?
My best guess would be that, after watching The Clone Wars, stormtroopers (or clone troopers at the time) possess the ability to think on their feet. We saw often enough that the droids lacked this ability and would just have a “does not compute” moment and freeze, enabling them to be easily destroyed.
However, the stormtroopers we see in the OT are just as dumb as the droids in the PT. I give up. Perhaps as they continue to grow, they slowly become less mindful and more like droids?
Another random thought – Lama Su mentioned that the clones created on Kamino grow in half the time. So does that mean they also grow old really fast? It must. So the prime time for stormtroopers is only about 10-20 years, I’m guessing. Then they have to constantly order more stormtroopers from Kamino to backfill the ones that are getting older? Or maybe they don’t even live to get that old so in the end, it doesn’t matter?
This is starting to confuse me…
And speaking of Artoo, since he’s in this scene, why don’t they just take astromech droids brains/wiring, and put them in battle droids? Artoo can think on his feet, can get anyone out of a tough situation, and is the best droid out there (sorry, Threepio, but I would honestly never want you by my side in a fight)!
There. Problem solved.
INTERIOR: HANGAR – TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
R2-D2 notices two SUPER BATTLE DROIDS entering the hangar. He moves and hides behind a Jedi Starfighter.