Star Wars duel takes the weird shape lightsaber debate to the limit

The debate on the lightsaber/broadsword from Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues. This hilariously absurd video is perhaps the most rabid criticism to JJ Abram's new lightsaber idea (which, quite frankly, I like very much even if it doesn't make sense.) And it's really well made too. » 1/20/15 1:42pm 1/20/15 1:42pm

Roadside Lightsaber Draws Attention of Bomb Disposal Operator

An unidentified object spotted on the side of a road in Mendenhall Valley, Alaska was reported to police as a suspicious device earlier this week. Things escalated pretty quickly from there. » 8/23/14 10:30am 8/23/14 10:30am

This is what Darth Vader sees when he's kicking a Jedi's butt

Move over, First-Person Shooters; hello, First-Person-Lightsaber-Wielders! The Stunt People made this awesome video of a lightsaber duel as seen by the duellists fighting in it, and if you've ever wondered what it would look like to battle Darth Vader and/or hand a Jedi his midichlorian-filled ass, this is as close… » 2/26/13 11:40am 2/26/13 11:40am

And now, President Obama riding a lion while wielding a lightsaber

I don't care who you're voting for this November, this digital rendering of a lightsaber-wielding, lion-mounted Obama — created by digit artist Jason Heuser — is hands down the most badass thing we've seen today. » 9/24/12 3:40pm 9/24/12 3:40pm

World's biggest lightsaber battle looks like a giant rave

Star Wars fans from all over the East Coast crossed lightsabers at New York City's Washington Square Park for what might be the world's largest lightsaber battle. » 9/26/11 6:30am 9/26/11 6:30am

Your guide to holiday lightsaber shopping

Recently I was invited to, and attended, a lightsaber fight in a park. The organizer supplied the entire battle with lightsabers from her own collection. I took the opportunity to ask her opinion on the best online saber sources. » 12/01/10 3:00pm 12/01/10 3:00pm

Star Wars fan builds his own floating lightsaber training droid

YouTube user TroopTrent has built his own hovering lightsaber training droid from A New Hope. Of course, the droid doesn't attack you, but nothing's stopping you from wearing a frosted helmet and complaining at it. » 11/14/10 2:30pm 11/14/10 2:30pm

How to meticulously make a lightsaber out of spare parts

Do you want to build your own lightsaber at home but have no idea where to start? Bradley W. Lewis has created step-by-step guide explaining how to weld, screw, and paint a laser sword into existence, sans the Force. » 8/28/10 7:00am 8/28/10 7:00am

Three reasons light sabers won’t work now and one reason they won’t…

I'm not crushing dreams or bursting bubbles with this post. I don't think anyone believed they'd ever run around with actual light sabers. Still, let's take a look at what separates the impossible from the preposterous. » 6/24/10 9:00am 6/24/10 9:00am

OMFG: They've Made Real Lightsabers (Kinda)

An upcoming television show explains why real life lightsabers are a physical impossibility, before building the next best thing. It's like Mythbusters but, surprisingly, made with even more awesome. » 11/28/09 8:00am 11/28/09 8:00am

A Field of Light Sabers, Powered By Ambient Electricity

You are looking at 1301 fluorescent bulbs planted in an English farm, powered entirely by electrical fields generated by the power lines that float in curves over the top of this field. » 4/09/09 8:30am 4/09/09 8:30am

Can a Jedi Lightsaber Cut Through Superman?

Someone at Yahoo! Answers asks: "Can a Jedi lightsaber cut through Superman?" In other words: is Superman more powerful than a Midichlorian? You'll never be able to get this question out of your head without at least trying to answer it. » 2/01/08 10:35am 2/01/08 10:35am

David Hasselhoff's Lightsaber Duel With Stop-Motion Androids

The Hoff, wearing buckets of makeup, fences with killer bots in Star Crash. The worst of the late 70s Star Wars knockoffs, Crash features lots of Harryhausen-style stop motion animation alongside widescreen space battles. Caroline Munroe has really shiny hair and low-cut tops. But my favorite character is the … » 1/08/08 11:20am 1/08/08 11:20am

Lightsaber Boy Saves Mom

Ruffians outside bakeries are no match for the power of the Force, it seems. An 11-year-old boy fended off his mom's attacker today in England with his lightsaber. Next he'll be trying to mind-trick his mom into extra servings of dessert. (Thanks, Rick!) » 1/03/08 3:00pm 1/03/08 3:00pm

Six Awesomest Scifi Gadgets That Fit in Your Pocket

A spaceship or a gigantic death ray is cool, but wouldn't you rather have an awesome scifi gadget you could slip into your pocket or clip to your belt for easy access? When you're on the interstellar warpath, you want the very best, so we've put together a list of some science fiction mobile devices that will make… » 1/02/08 11:00am 1/02/08 11:00am