Stephen Colbert, Star Wars fan, on the new lightsaber: Colbert resolves the crossguard controversy caused by the teaser trailer (VIDEO).

Stephen Colbert Is the Original Star Wars Fan, Has Thoughts About the New Lightsaber

Stephen Colbert Is the Original Star Wars Fan, Has Thoughts About the New Lightsaber

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Dec. 2 2014 12:01 PM

Stephen Colbert, the Original Star Wars Fan, Ends the Controversy About the New Lightsaber

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Stephen Colbert has done his research.

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For many Stephen Colbert’s faux-conservative persona is the appeal of his show, but occasionally he drops the act and reveals his true self—a giant nerd.

Last night, the host returned to his lightsaber-wielding roots to gush about the first The Force Awakens trailer, released Friday, with charming, fanboyish enthusiasm. But he also addressed controversy over the new crossguard lightsaber—and revealed why his authority to arbitrate this matter cannot be questioned.

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