So, the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser dropped over Thanksgiving weekend, and it was amazing. Seeing X-Wings and the Millennium Falcon and even that stupid little soccer-ball droid was everything fans had been hoping for since the prequels nearly ruined the franchise. You'd be excused for thinking that the new lightsaber would also be universally loved, but that simply wasn't the case.
For whatever reason, half of the internet thought the claymore-lightsaber was ridiculous in all the worst ways - thankfully, we have Stephen Colbert to set the record straight.
From a movie-goer's perspective: the lightsaber is amazing and anyone who doesn't agree is wrong. From a Star Wars lore perspective: Colbert is actually right about the crystal diverting the lightsaber's energy. Who knew?
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens on Dec. 18, 2015.