Star Wars easter-egg hidden in a traceroute

The awesomesauce merchants at BeagleNetworks.net have engineered an appropriately epic set of internal routes, such that a traceroute to 216.81.59.173 produces the introductory crawl from Star Wars:

TraceRoute from Network-Tools.com to 216.81.59.173 [fin] Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name 1 0 0 0 206.123.64.42 - 2 0 0 0 64.124.196.225 xe-4-2-0.er2.dfw2.us.above.net 3 3 3 3 77.67.71.165 ae2-109.dal33.ip4.tinet.net 4 36 36 36 89.149.181.117 xe-1-2-0.atl11.ip4.tinet.net 5 37 35 38 77.67.69.158 epik-networks-gw.ip4.tinet.net 6 21 21 21 216.81.59.2 po0-3.dsr2.atl.epikip.net 7 58 58 56 10.26.26.102 - 8 61 57 58 206.214.251.1 episode.iv 9 59 63 62 206.214.251.6 a.new.hope 10 59 58 61 206.214.251.9 it.is.a.period.of.civil.war 11 Timed out 58 60 206.214.251.14 rebel.spaceships 12 58 66 65 206.214.251.17 striking.from.a.hidden.base 13 60 60 60 206.214.251.22 have.won.their.first.victory 14 61 57 57 206.214.251.25 against.the.evil.galactic.empire 15 61 57 56 206.214.251.30 during.the.battle 16 61 58 60 206.214.251.33 rebel.spies.managed 17 57 59 62 206.214.251.38 to.steal.secret.plans 18 60 60 56 206.214.251.41 to.the.empires.ultimate.weapon 19 62 60 58 206.214.251.46 the.death.star 20 60 60 57 206.214.251.49 an.armored.space.station 21 61 64 61 206.214.251.54 with.enough.power.to 22 59 58 60 206.214.251.57 destroy.an.entire.planet 23 63 62 65 206.214.251.62 pursued.by.the.empires 24 62 59 Timed out 206.214.251.65 sinister.agents 25 59 61 60 206.214.251.70 princess.leia.races.home 26 62 60 62 206.214.251.73 aboard.her.starship 27 61 61 68 206.214.251.78 custodian.of.the.stolen.plans 28 64 60 62 206.214.251.81 that.can.save.her

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