Take a look at the technology shown throughout the six Star Wars films and examine their viability through the eyes of cold hard science. Could a Death Star really be built? Can you build an army of clones? What is 3-D imaging, and where the can you get a Light Saber? Travel to a galaxy far, far away to answer all of these questions and more.
Lightsabers and Death Stars...pirate spaceships and bio-mechanical bad guys like Darth Vader...stuff like that can only happen in a fictional galaxy far, far away from our world of cold scientific fact -- right?
Not so fast. As Vader himself said "Don't underestimate the Force." Several concepts in this iconic film series can be explored in terms of real science. But which are at least partly plausible -- and which are pure fantasy?
The dynamic new one-hour special, STAR WARS TECH explains all. This fast-paced, informative and fun trip through the galaxy answers such questions as:
- Could a lightsaber actually store light to be wielded as a deadly weapon?
- How powerful would a creation like the Death Star have to be to destroy an entire planet?
- Can holographic messages really be stored and projected in a droid like R2-D2?
- And how plausible are the biomechanics of the world's most notorious half-man, half-machine, Darth Vader?
STAR WARS TECH consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, laser technology, engineering and astronomy as we examine the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.
You don't need the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to get the answers -- STAR WARS TECH has them all! Get ready to explore Star Wars like never before.