The Totally Phantom Menace

Paul O'Flaherty
The Totally Phantom Menace

Apparently theres a lightsaber battle during Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, but this YouTuber has a hard time believing it.

  • Tony

    all right, i lied, its drum and bass….watcha gonna do???

  • Troy

    It’s called “stage combat” and the safety bubbles aren’t noticed by the typical person. Speaking as someone who practices stage combat for live action productions, with an 8 pound broad sword, I can testify first hand that you do not want to get hit. I have had broken fingers, numerous cuts and at least 2 stabbings because my ‘opponent’ forgot the safety bubble rule. Bear in mind that were it ‘real combat’ I would expect no safety bubble. But even Jedi ‘actors’ like to go home without injuries for what is, after all, just a movie.

    • JP

      I guess you’re one of the lucky ones - you only had to use an 8 pound broadsword! On stage accidents involving LIGHT SABRES normally result in severed hands or at very least, 1st degree burns to the very tippy tip of the nose. :-)

  • tekron

    @ troy on what would they be harmed. even if those light saber would hit you. they are edited after the fight. they could hit each other with sticks made out of cheese for all they care. the movie was crappy with fight scene’s but tbh your shouldnt watch sw for the ninja hack and slash.

  • genuis

    @tekron didnt you read his post those lite ssabers weigh 8 pouds idiuot

    • Hurr Durr

      @genuis Surely you’re joking.

  • Germ

    While I don’t doubt the safety bubble thing is correct (not that that makes the video any less funny), I have to ask:

    Why did you have an eight pound broadsword, Troy? You might want to talk to your prop guy, since an actual sword would weigh maybe three pounds. I really doubt your prop needs to be more than twice the weight of the real thing.

  • Paul


    Did you not see The Phantom Menace !?”?£”!£?

  • Bubbakin

    I hated all of the lightsaber fights in the prequels. Even though the Obi-Wan/Vader duel looks a little corny and stilted, it was still better than the overacted fighting in the prequels. Sure they all looked staged, it’s a movie we all understand that underneath. But they looked and felt like fight scenes… not like some really bad jazz dancing.


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