Talk:1433: Lightsaber

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Actually, the title text says "A long time in the future, in a galaxy...", not "ago". 12:25, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Who said otherwise? "The Star Wars opening crawl starts with the text "A long time ago..."

I seem to remember seeing somewhere that lightsabers are actually not lasers but rather plasma held in that shape by some sort of force field. I think it should be in the explanation if it is true. Athang (talk) 06:11, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

I'd just like to know what "real laser"s have to do with lightsabers. (Other than little kids using the wrong name.) 11:55, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Most of "scientific" explanations of lightsaber (and blaster bolts) says about plasma contained in magnetic field. For example check this SE Endless "laser sword" pun was also used in, without Luke but with massive hull breach. 06:38, 13 October 2014 (UTC)PTwr

One joking "explanation" of the light sabre conjured long ago on a newsgroup I was on had used the Fourier analysis. It proposed that the "handle" emits multiple beams of light with very well defined frequencies and amplitudes, corresponding to a Fourier series for a pulse wave with a low duty cycle - so the waveforms emitted cancel themselves after a short distance. The joke went on, saying that since the sum of the Fourier series is periodic, someone practicing the sabre on the Earth can accidentally chop off the head of someone walking on the Moon. 07:26, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

I don't think this has anything to do with the Hull Breach card game. The sentence "Hull breach all along sector five" does however sound like something from Star Trek and not like Star Wars.Condor70 (talk) 12:07, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

There is a XKCD What If discussion on infinite lasers at 12:17, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

"Because Vader slightly tilts the active lightsaber, the beam ends up slicing straight through the hull of a large section of the Death Star. " Wouldn't it would cause a breach the moment he turned it on, not waiting until he tilts it? Lomky (talk) 15:07, 13 October 2014 (UTC)