From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats Of ‘Star Wars’ Suck (Spoilers)

Sarah Jeong, writing over at Motherboard, writes about the various data formats of the saga and why they perhaps aren’t the best.

Rogue One is a great addition to the Star Wars universe because it takes a glaringly stupid plot mechanism—the exhaust port vulnerability in the Death Star—and attributes it to an architect’s sabotage. One of the dumbest things about the Star Wars franchise then becomes something sad, poignant, and believable.

But Rogue One also raises new questions about its fictional world. Some really burning, important questions.

Like, what’s the deal with the disk formats of the Star Wars universe?