Thursday, August 12, 2010

How A Lightsaber Works...

Lightsabers have always been a iconic piece of weaponry from the Star Wars universe. Used by Jedi and Sith alike, it takes great skill and mastery of the Force to wield the weapon properly and to great effect. In fact, this baby can incapacitate or decapitate foes with one swift blow, and as seen in the Star Wars films, once the saber hits its target, the wound is immediately cauterized to prevent blood and goo from gushing out.

In all my geekery, I have never understood the basics of "How A Lightsaber Works..." until I saw this "Fact and Fiction" sheet from Tech News Daily. For anyone who wanted to delve into the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Star Wars has enriched us for so many years, this is a good start, and for you lightsaber freaks, this is a rare inside look that shouldn't be missed.

Tech News Daily examines the Star Wars Lightsaber Weapon used in the Star Wars universe by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Jedi Knights and others that used the force to power the light sabers.
Source Where Technology Meets Daily Life

Saw the inside? Now check how this baby works in action in the films with this cool montage video!

Star Wars Lighsaber Montage Video


Quirk said...

Hey there!

Thank you for posting about Night of the Living Trekkies back in the spring when Quirk Books first announced the new title. Now that the release date is rapidly approaching, Quirk Books would like to offer you a review copy of the book, by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall. As you probably know, this original tale of heroism, sci-fi fandom, and flesh-eating Vulcans will be in stores and on sale September 2010.

Here’s a little about the book in case you forgot:
Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston. But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!

In addition to a review, if you’d like to do a giveaway on your site, we’ll send you two posters and two copies of Night of the Living Trekkies: one personal copy and one for giveaway to one of your lucky, faithful readers.

In your review, please encourage your readers to check out the Night of the Living Trekkies Facebook page ( There, they can chat with the authors and get updates on all things Trekkies. Everyone who joins the Night of the Living Trekkies Facebook page will automatically be entered in a contest to win some super-awesome Quirk Books prizes!

Grand prize: Human-loving Tribbles, unofficial Trekkies T-Shirt, and a signed copy of the book

Two runners-up: Unofficial Trekkies T-Shirt

To receive your free review copy, please send your name, address, and the name of your blog/web site. Please specify if you’d like a giveaway copy and poster as well.

Send requests to:
Subject line: Trekkies September 7

Quirk is requesting that you post your blog review on September 7, 2010.

Limited amount of review copies available, so act quickly. Questions? Feel free to email me.

Thanks again!

Julianne Roseman
Quirk Books Marketing & Publicity Intern

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