A little knowledge can be dangerous, apparently, as i noticed whilst listening back to our podcast this week. The big mistake i made this was relates to Luke's Return Of The Jedi lightsaber. Read on for more...
So I recently listened to (most of) the audio book version of Star Wars Heir To The Jedi. The book by Kevin Hearne, follows Luke on an adventure set between Star Wars and Empire. During the story. Luke finds a lightsaber in a tomb that has a green blade. He tinkers with the lightsaber a little in an attempt to learn a little about its construction. This is where i checked out of the book and started listening to something else.
Now as I said at the top of this post, a little knowledge can be dangerous as I demonstrate on Talk Star Wars Episode 34 where I state, as fact no less, that Luke secured the green Kyber Crystal he uses in his RotJ lightsaber during the events of the Heir to the Jedi story. No, as I listened back to that episode I got to thinking, "I wonder how that played out in the book. In fact, I wonder if I'm right! did the book play out the way i expected?
The best thing to do, of course is go back an finish the book, find our if I'm right or if i got things tragically wrong.
I reached out to Pablo Hidalgo at Lucasfilm Ltd. Pablo, as you know, is part of the Story Group and so what he don't know aint important. I asked if we had learned how Luke got the green crystal and here is his answer:
So there you go. I bailed out of a story and assumed I'd gotten a reveal about Luke's green lightsaber. Well that is incorrect so I want to open this up to you guys.
How do you think Luke got the green lightsaber? Now, SquareSpace are having some issues with comments so I have set up Disqus comments below. Feel free to leave your thoughts there, or, alternatively, send them via twitter or email.
Thank you for reading,