By Ryan Britt MORE FROM INVERSE: Everything We Know About the Young 'Han Solo' Movie 'The Last Jedi' Might Mean Rey Is a
With this new episode coming out, the stakes are high. I'm not just talking about the franchise here. When the first three episodes came out, there wasn't as much at stake. It was backstory. My childhood characters were safe back in the 70s and I could line up with the rest of the world and criticize the prequels as not being real. Not part of the "real" movies.
Even the universe is excited about the new "Star Wars" movie, it seems.
Duracell's new "Star Wars" commercial hints at something big.
The feasibility and combat applications of this imaginary weapon not withstanding, let's take a look at some hands-on, practical lightsaber possibilities here on Earth -- assuming one could actually be built.
The lightsaber is perhaps the most iconic weapon in cinema history, but it's also one of the most complicated devices to