Stephen Colbert Explains How the Star Wars Episode VII Lightsaber Works

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The teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has had the internet abuzz for a week now. It has X-Wings buzzing a lake, the Millennium Falcon playing sand tag with TIE fighters, and a rather anxious John Boyega as a stormtrooper on some desert planet somewhere. But what has stirred the most debate from the video is the shot of an (apparent) Sith lighting up a rather wicked-looking lightsaber with laser-pommel guards. Some folks think it looks rad, and some think it’s terribly impractical. But for the final word, we will defer to Mr. Colbert who, besides being a world-renowned genius (just ask him!), has also been a Star Wars fan for longer than almost anyone.

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