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Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace - I Thought Darth Maul's Lightsaber Had Two Blades!
In the final shot of the desert battle, you see the Queen's ship lifting into the sky. However, if you look at Darth Maul's lightsaber, the end that wasn't activated has a flat edge. Therefore, no blade should be able to come out of it, right?!?!?! This weapon was obviously a different prop then what's seen at the end of the movie. Note: this flub is very easy to see if you don't know about it, especially in the full-frame version, as the screen shows more of Maul than the widescreen. Plus, the sun's reflecting off the end of the lightsaber.
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Contributed By: INDIANA JONES, JR. on 06-15-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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brightsaber writes:
Well, actually, if you look at the final battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi, you will notice his lightsaber is flat then too. Because he ignites the first end and then turns sideways as he ignites the other (as to not impale himself). When he does this, you can clearly see that it is flat. Remember this is a prototype lightsaber that he is using (since there is only one other occurance of one in the books.) Therefore, it could easily be flat on the end, becuase it is not like other lightsabers.
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toyoka writes:
Did you pay attention to the movie? After Qui Gon is stabbed, Obi Wan gets pissed and attacks Maul at which point he cuts Maul's saber in half! If you notice Maul's first battle with Qui Gon on Tatooine, he only uses one "blade" but the "handle is extra long when he turns it off (as the queen's ship flys away). In this scene, he used only one "blade" and had the other turned off. But in the fight with Obi Wan, he has them both on when Obi Wan cuts the saber in half which results in the regular sized "handle" with only one "blade". And Maul just uses the half that he was holding on to. If he really wanted to, he could've picked-up the other half and fought with both as two sabers.
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jedipimp writes:
Who's to say that there isn't some sort of cap-like device that moves in and out of place whenever the end in question is activated...? Just a thought.
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