After Hours

The IT workers of Star Wars

They do the real work

Sure, rebels and stormtroopers do all the dying in the Star Wars franchise, but it's the IT people who keep the Death Stars running. Here's to them; for 40 years, they've worked tirelessly...and never even gotten a medal from Princess Leia.

(Once you're through here, check out our ongoing appreciation of all things Star Wars ... including, yes, even the worker droids.)

For even more Star Wars 40th anniversary stuff, check out sister site CNET's Star Wars at 40 collection.

Updated on May 24, 2017: Added new images and links to more TechRepublic Star Wars content