Friday, August 31, 2007
Original Words by: Joshua Topolsky
According to recent news out of NASA, the next time the Discovery crew take their ship into orbit, the "force" will be with them -- because they're taking Luke Skywalker's lightsaber along for the ride. That's right, for the film's 30th anniversary, the original lightsaber prop from the first Star Wars film is taking a ride into actual space... but that's not all. Apparently, Chewbacca will be on hand to pass the saber to officials from the Houston Space Center, and then together with Jango and Boba Fett, he will help push a plane back on the tarmac (for reasons unknown to us). But wait, there's more. When the Discovery lands in Houston after its space travels, the crew will be greeted by a group of Stormtroopers and other "Star Wars notables," including the much-loved R2-D2, who will then deliver the lightsaber to a waiting line of Hummers. Afterwards, there will be a party at the Mos Eisley Cantina, where Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes will play a set of their greatest hits.
I love the idea of sending this icon piece of future-inspired technology prop into space but I wonder what an Alien life-form might make of it if it were to encounter the lightsaber.
Maybe it will think we are a species of great intelligence and wisdom...or when it turns it on and a couple of lights dazzle them, and not much else...they'll think...hahaha...pewny Earthlings and their primitive toys! AhH..hahaha!!!
With this thought in mind I motion for a life-size Terminator robot to be sent with it...just to cover any angles which might make us look like an easy planet to over -rule. I mean, lets face it...meeting the Terminator as a peice of space JUNK from Planet Earth would give anyone second thoughts about invading our sweet homeland!
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