What? The lightsabers were focused light beams. Laser swords. What else could they be? Jedi knights are medieval knights in space. Lightsabers are sci-fi or futuristic versions of medieval swords. Who cares if Lucas borrowed from original stories? If it's a good story, it's a good story, regardless of it being original or cliche. Wookies on endor would be cool, I agree 100%. Why not mix ewoks and wookies at the end of Jedi? A compromise. Cute aliens can be cool, like Ratchet.[/quote] When two lazers intersect they have no tangible effect on one another, or in ortherwords pass through another entirely. So Lightsabers are clearly not visble light spectrum photons. Given that they emit light, physically interact with each other and cut through all by very dense or sepcially made materials, the best explanaition is plasma, the fourth state of matter. Not going to address Ewoks, they're just plain stupid.