Star Wars fans got burned.. 25 replies, 16877 views

Bitch_Tits
5/26/2005 4:25:00 PM
Haha, this article rules.
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A man of 20 and a girl aged 17 were engulfed in flames
when a home-made Star Wars "light sabre" exploded
and showered them with burning petrol.

Mark Webb and Shelley Mandiville are thought to have
filled a fluorescent tube with fuel to imitate the weapons
in the latest Star Wars film Revenge of the Sith,
released at the weekend. But their clothing caught fire
and Mr Webb suffered 40 per cent burns.

Firemen were called to woodland near Hemel
Hempstead, Herts, on Sunday and found them on the
ground. Police think they had been filming themselves.

Last night they were in a critical condition at a specialist
burns unit at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex.
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:26:00 PM
hahaha I saw that...dont they know only Jedi can construct lightsabers?
Program Files
5/26/2005 4:27:00 PM
Originally posted by:Darth Vegan

hahaha I saw that...dont they know only Jedi can construct lightsabers?


that made me laugh
Dianana
5/26/2005 4:28:00 PM
Originally posted by:Darth Vegan

hahaha I saw that...dont they know only Jedi can construct lightsabers?

i never knew that!
that's why they failed miserably.
GoodTimesGone
5/26/2005 4:28:00 PM
darwin award winners right there.
Bitch_Tits
5/26/2005 4:28:00 PM
I hope their little video makes it onto the web somehow.
GoodTimesGone
5/26/2005 4:29:00 PM
it could be the next "star wars kid", except horribly, horribly tragic.
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:29:00 PM
Originally posted by:Double_Standard

I hope their little video makes it onto the web somehow.

exactly.
Program Files
5/26/2005 4:30:00 PM
Originally posted by:GoodTimesGone

darwin award winners right there.


that's only if they were killed
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:31:00 PM
Originally posted by:sherman

Just another reason why Star Wars is STUPID!!!!!!

you're stupid.
Dianana
5/26/2005 4:32:00 PM
i'm just trying to figure out why they wanted to do this in the first place?

"i'm bored."
"me too."
"wanna make a light saber and film us stop, drop and rolling on the ground when it bursts hot fire all over us?"
"sounds like a plan."
blackeyes
5/26/2005 4:34:00 PM
i have a sweet light saber. but its not really mine, its been at my house for like a week though.
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:34:00 PM
I have three of them.
blackeyes
5/26/2005 4:36:00 PM
do you have the darth maul one? that shit is $500. i only have the vader one.
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:37:00 PM
I do.
blackeyes
5/26/2005 4:38:00 PM
shit son!

what other two do you have?
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:40:00 PM
Vader and Mace Windu.
blackeyes
5/26/2005 4:42:00 PM
he mace windu one is sweet. i want the skywalker one so bad.
Dianana
5/26/2005 4:48:00 PM
do you ever play with these light sabers?
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:49:00 PM
Of course.
Program Files
5/26/2005 4:50:00 PM
I hit my lil brothers with latex swords during the summer
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:54:00 PM
among other things
Bows + Arrows
5/26/2005 4:54:00 PM
What are they made of?
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:56:00 PM
Adegan crystals, among other things.
CARCILLOs MOLESTACHE
5/26/2005 4:57:00 PM
All lightsabers are constructed primary the same as far as the basics. Lightsabers have a main power core, crystals for channeling/focusing and a cpu (central processing unit). Don't let the short list of parts fool you. A seasoned Jedi can take up to a month to construct his/her lightsaber. However in an emergency, a lightsaber can be constructed in a few days.
The power cores are specially designed to charge/recharge on its own energy. The energy reaction is re-fed into the lightsaber while the blade is activated. Otherwise it only expels energy when it comes into contact with objects. Some design their saber with an auxiliary power core. This will help the unit to recharge after use or prolong its usage. However, lightsabers can be depleted to a point where it is necessary to recharge using an external source.

Because of the extreme power needed for such a weapon to be used, the core is usually heavily shielded.

The primary crystal chamber is where the power source is first unleashed. Here the raw energy passes through very rare Adegan crystals. Crystals with properties favorable to constructing an efficient lightsaber and cannot be found in any other crystal nor can be produced artificially. Adega is such a far remote world that on the ice-world of Ilum, Jedi have established a hidden cavern where they are grown. Even though the crystals can be taken and assembled to a lightsaber elsewhere, they complete construction in the caverns for the full experience. It has come to light receintly that the Sith have found ways of manufacturing crystals for their lightsabers. This explains why their lightsaber blade color is red. It is also here where an optional biogenic compound can be added. This is an organic compound that is teaming with midichlorians. It is using this even rarer material that the lightsaber can become apart of the Living Force. Some say it aids Jedi while using their saber. It has been described that the lightsaber can feel alive. In a way it is, through the Force sensitive user.

The enhanced energy now passes through a negatively charged magnetic coiled shaft, organizing the particles into a linear stream.

From there they either tap through a focus pin or through another set of polished lenses next to a positively charged magnetic ring. It is from here the blade is exposed. The energy travels up the projected length of the blade and back down through, traversing its way back to the core.

The blade can be a fixed length, usually 36", or with added lenses and controls, can be adjustable to a few inches. The width of the blade can also be affected by intensity controls. Activation buttons or switches are typically exposed on the outer skin of the lightsaber. On occasion, some have either a concealed touch plate that can recognize only its owner or the switch is internal. This type of internal switch is activated by sheer will of the Force user making it impossible for any others to use.

Jedi carry their lightsabers however it suits them best. The most common way is using the covertec button clip. "D" rings are the second most common. Some may opt to use a looped leather strap. Very rarely will you see a Jedi "tuck" their saber in their belt or boot. Some have cleverly concealed them up their sleeves or in a companion droid.
Bows + Arrows
5/26/2005 4:58:00 PM
Right, right, I played KOTOR, i know what I need to make one...