- "Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Rebel's hidden fort..."
- ―Conan Antonio Motti
Significant datatapes in the historyEdit
The Jedi training ship Chu'unthor had many datatapes about the Jedi training. When it crashed in 340 BBY, Jedi Master Yoda lead a rescue team to the wreck. He left the datatapes and reader discs about the Jedi, and prophesied a Jedi to defeat the Nightsisters. In 8 ABY, Luke Skywalker fulfilled the prophecy and took the records. In 40 ABY, these were the majority in the collection of Jedi datatapes of the New Jedi Order.
The plans for the first Death Star were recorded on datatapes, which were stolen by a rebel force and provided to Princess Leia Organa and uploaded into R2-D2. Later, the tapes came into the possession of the Rebellion, and helped in the Battle of Yavin.
Behind the scenesEdit
The use of the word "tapes", in A New Hope was in 1977. In the 1970s, tapes were a modern way of recording audio, video, and computer data.
- Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novelization (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars 1 (First appearance)
- Star Wars Droids 6: Star Wars According to the Droids, Book I (Mentioned only)
- Death in the Slave Pits of Lorrd
- Star Wars 16: The Hunter
- Star Wars: Dark Forces
- Splinter of the Mind's Eye (Mentioned only)
- (As "data tape")
- (As "data tape") (Reprint)
- Star Wars 74: The Iskalon Effect (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars 80: Ellie
- The Courtship of Princess Leia
- Fate of the Jedi: Omen
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (As "data tape")
- Galladinium's Fantastic Technology
- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force