What was your first reaction when you saw that Darth Maul's lightsaber was double bladed?

Discussion in 'The Phantom Menace' started by LukeSkywalker89, Dec 27, 2002.

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  1. Master_Byrd Jedi Master

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    Jul 23, 2002
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    The episode one teaser is the first high-rez file I ever downloaded. It took hours (evening through till the morning). I watched it over and over for DM's lightsaber and the jump the three make in the reactor room (DM's backflip, Qui-Gon's leap and Ben's sommersault). Here are my first three reactions each of the first three times I've watched it...

    1st-"What the hell?"

    2nd-"This movie's going to be awesome just for that!"

    3rd- [face_shocked]
  2. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 29, 2002
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    When I saw his lightsaber go double, I had thought, I have to see that movie! :D
  3. Jansons_Funny_Twin Jedi Grand Master

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    When I saw it, my first reaction was "Cool, it's just like Exar Kun's saber. Bad-ass Dark Jedi. Must...see...movie!"
  4. NiktosRule Jedi Master

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    May 8, 2001
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    I don't remember for sure but it was probably, "Cool," like most peoples.

    Probably a little of the how would he fight with it reaction as well.
  5. Knight-Ander Jedi Master

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    Jul 19, 2002
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    My eyes went wide, jaw dropped, I broke out into a smile and said something like "Oh, that's too friggin' cool." Or something like that. ;)
  6. Ian_Ball Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2001
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    My reaction was close to fainting or something silly like that.
  7. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    My first reaction-"How the hell is he going to fight with that thing?"

    Next reaction- :cool:
  8. Muskytoecat Jedi Knight

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    That little clip of the double lightsaber in the trailer was probably THE SINGLE MOST memorable scene in the preview. It was an example of a picture being worth a thousand words. It said to me, holy crap, major lightsaber fight in the mix...among other thoughts. Basically it was a "damn...that's frickin' cool!!!"
    And then I thought about how I saw this before as belonging to Exar Kun...Hmmm not so fresh afterall.
  9. Jedi_Johnson Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2002
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    Holy [expletive deleted]! It was pretty cool lookin on the big screen.
  10. Ternian Jedi Youngling

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    May 16, 2000
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    I thought it was crap. I still think it is crap. I think Darth Maul is crap too.
  11. coney_1_kenobi Jedi Master

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    Aug 2, 2002
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    Okay...this is different. my first thought was actually..."I thought there must have been a reason for the extra long handle (after seeing the desert battle)"
  12. MikeSolo Jedi Master

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    Aug 6, 2002
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    Cool but he'll still get his bleep kicked.
  13. Alrowen Jedi Knight

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    "I wasn't scared for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's life,but I was on the edge of my seat.
    May the Force be with you!"
    Alrowen Falckon
  14. Heavenly_Angel Jedi Knight

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    first thing i said was: "holy cow! that's a big lightsaber! w/ two ends, too!!!"
  15. Esperanza_Nueva Force Ghost

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    Feb 23, 2003
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    "so THATS how he's gonna fight 2 Jedi at the same time"
  16. Ariadne Jedi Master

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    Apr 29, 2003
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    First reaction:

    "Whoa"

    The second thing I said is too rude to post here ;)




  17. Tracer_Bullet Jedi Knight

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    Apr 18, 2003
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    "Whoah!" was my first reaction as well. Personally, I think that the double-bladed lightsabre was a brilliant idea. It's an interesting change from the traditional lightsabre without doing anything outlandish or extreme. However, I'm not so sure that I liked Count Dooku's Arabian-esque curved lightsabre handle in AotC. . .
  18. Just_Joe Jedi Knight

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  19. senseless_apprentice Jedi Knight

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    I really don't see the benefits in having a curved handle. I do the see the benefit in being able to block and attack at the same time. (double-bladed).
  20. spring_warm Jedi Knight

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    I really don't see the benefits in having a curved handle


    its used in fencing, it lets you drop the sword with your wrist faster, not drop like on the ground but drop the saber from an up position to a down position
  21. senseless_apprentice Jedi Knight

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    I take fencing at my college and nowhere have I seen a curved handle. Nor has my brother who is taking fencing 500 miles away.


    You could be right, but I doubt it.
  22. spring_warm Jedi Knight

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    i do more kendo and tai chi saber then fencing but i have a book on it that talks about
  23. senseless_apprentice Jedi Knight

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    Really? I'm taking western style fencing (european). I've only been in there for 6 months so I'm not an expert. Is there any- where on the net that you could point me to?
  24. Draculas_guest Jedi Knight

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    Dec 15, 2001
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    I had heard of a character called Exar Kun and read that he had a double ended lightsaber, but I'd never actually read the comic book he was in, so I didnt know what he looked like or anything about him, so when I saw the trailer for TPM, I thought it actually was Exar Kun (It wasnt until a while afterwards that I found out it was Darth Maul)

    The first time I saw the trailer for TPM, was on TV one morning a few months before the film was released. I remember for a brief second in the trailer, you see Maul standing there holding his lightsaber, when suddenly the other end switches on. My reaction was "HOLY FREAKIN COW! @#~!?%$£". I never thought I'd actually see a double-ended lightsaber in a Star Wars film, and Darth Maul is still one of my favourite things from TPM.
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