Watch This: The Birth of the Lightsaber

Star Wars

What’s that? You’re overloaded on Star Wars? I’m not entirely sure that’s possible, so you should probably watch this featurette about the birth of the lightsaber.

There are two types of people in the world, those who debate _Star Wars_ vs. _Star Trek_ and those who don’t. Regardless of which camp you fall into you have to admit that the lightsaber is pretty damn cool. This video highlights a lot of what’s cool about the behind the scenes (particularly the sound bit) but also you can see seeds of some of the behind the scenes problems with Star Wars too once Lucas starts talking about doing effects better. Either way this is a cool video. Hope you enjoyed!