- "They must be important if the Viceroy sent one of those useless protocol gearheads to greet them."
"A Republic cruiser! That's trouble…don't you think?"
"I'm not made to think."
- ―PK-4 and EG-9
PK-4 was a masculine PK-series worker droid stationed aboard the Trade Federation Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 cargo freighter Saak'ak shortly before the Invasion of Naboo in the year 32 BBY. When the Radiant VII arrived onboard carrying Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, he and fellow worker droid EG-9 watched as TC-14, who they considered a "useless protocol gearhead", went to greet them.
Behind the scenesEdit
PK-4 was originally created for the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, though his short, humorous scene, while scripted and included in early cuts, was left out of the final version. Despite this, his computer-generated model was cloned and inserted into the background of several scenes to create a small army of PKs. In addition, several Star Wars Legends sources referred to PK-series worker droids as PK-4s. His puppet went on to inspire the design of the SP-4 analysis droid, which was originally identified as a PK-4 analysis droid in an early draft of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. However, the SP-4's Databank entry mistakenly claimed that the puppet was originally developed for Attack of the Clones, making no mention of PK-4.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace Illustrated Screenplay (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide
- Star Wars: The Complete Saga