One of the most popular components of the Star Wars mythos amongst fans is the lightsaber and all the nifty stuff Jedis and Siths do with it. From deflecting lasers to parrying each other’s sabers and even blocking force lightnings, it’s not that farfetched to think that the franchise wouldn’t have become as popular as it is without the futuristic swords with blades made out of light. In the upcoming episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, titled “The Gathering”, we’ll get a look at another aspect of lightsabers: lightsaber construction.
In “The Gathering”, Ahsoka escorts a group of younglings to Ilum, where they will learn directly from Yoda and undergo the crucial rite of passage among members of the Jedi order: the construction of their own lightsabers. To be successful, they will have to hurdle physical, mental, and spiritual challenges.
“The Gathering” will be airing this Saturday, November 3, at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network.