Monday, February 06, 2006


I'm a big fan to the show. Although having done research professionally, I realize that what they do is not exactly at the level of a peer reviewed paper. Which doesn't actually mean much either, but what do you want?

Mythbuster's examination of the Star Wars movies came up at lunch yesterday. Suffice it to say that some of the effects are effects, but others could actually happen. For instance Luke wouldn't need force jumping abilities to survive the fall from the AT-AT walker in Empire Strikes Back. Snow really is that good at breaking your fall.

I believe they also showed that a lightsaber is both a beautiful, elegant, and horribly stupid weapon. A double-bladed lightsaber is doubly so. That Darth Maul fight scene looks great, but if you look closely you'll see that he always has one blade of his saber uncomfortably close to his body.

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