ESPN Details The Hallowed History of the Lightsaber Duel in New Star Wars Special

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With Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens less than a week from release, the company is stoking the flames across its entire media empire — including ESPN. The network announced Wednesday it will air a documentary-style special on December 15 detailing the history and real-world influences that inspired one of the franchise’s icons, the lightsaber.

Called Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel, the special will be hosted by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will show how many of the lightsaber duels from all seven Star Wars films were shot. The show will also feature original interviews from J.J. Abrams, The Force Awakens star John Boyega, and Ian McDiarmid, who played Emperor Palpatine.

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