If This Doesn't Sell You On Episode VII's New Lightsaber, Nothing Will

When the new crossguard lightsaber showed up in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, many regarded it with scorn. Stephen Colbert was quick to come to the weapon's defense, but a lot of people still doubted its practicality. What we really needed was a demonstration. Now we've got one – and it's pretty convincing. » 1/11/15 4:22pm 1/11/15 4:22pm

Stephen Colbert's Defense Of The New Lightsaber Is Awesomely Nerdy

Stephen Colbert has something to say to all of the scruffy-looking nerfherders who insist that the crossguard lightsaber in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is impractical: he's been a Star Wars fan a whole two weeks longer than the rest of us and he's using his knowledge to school us on lightsaber design. » 12/02/14 8:20am 12/02/14 8:20am

​13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Lightsabers

Lightsabers. The weapon of a Jedi knight. An elegant weapon for a more civilized time. The most efficient limb-removal device in the galaxy. But who made them? How did George Lucas determine their colors? Are there other light-weapons in the Star Wars universe? Here are more than a dozen lightsaber facts only the… » 4/25/14 10:00am 4/25/14 10:00am

Why the lightsaber battles in The Phantom Menace were the safest fight scenes ever

Blame the 3D re-release, but The Phantom Menace is now undergoing a new golden age of withering scrutiny. In this Jedi tutorial by YouTuber First Man on the Spoon, proper lightsaber safety is meticulously broken down. Remember, a good lightsaber battle has more in common with The Electric Slide than any preexisting… » 3/19/12 6:40am 3/19/12 6:40am