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"The Death Star plans are not in the main computer."

"The Death Star plans are not in the main computer."

Posted to Flickr on 18 June 2011. Part of the Stormtroopers series.

"Yeah, but check it out. They’ve got games on here!"

"What’s a Zork?"

Stormtroopers: the Empire’s finest.


The setup for this photo was relatively simple.


The backdrop is a weird placemat my wife Leslie found somewhere. The seated stormtrooper is sitting on an unused flashlight. The blue light from the computer is actually coming from the push-LED behind them; its light is reflected off the computer screen.


I also tried a different composition (and slightly more confused stormtrooper), but I prefer the original because of the space between the stormtroopers and the droids.


I also did an Instagrammed version for giggles.

Instagram version


These stormtroopers have been spotted searching the main computer in these locations as well:

Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.

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Selected imagery background information.


R2-D2 is an astromech droid and a major character in the Star Wars universe. He was often paired with the protocol droid C-3PO and many adventures with Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. He was portrayed by Kenny Baker and is only one of four characters to appear in all six Star Wars films. During the course of the prequel trilogy he saves everyone aboard Queen Amidala’s ship, witnesses the secret wedding of Akakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala, and helps rescue Chanellor Palpatine. In the original trilogy, R2-D2 carries the plans to the Death Star, aids the rebels in their escape from the Cloud City, and helps Luke Skywalker in rescuing Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt.


The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.


"The Death Star plans are not in the main computer." by JD Hancock is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available.

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