This is what happens when Star Wars nerds suddenly don’t know any more than normal humans about something Star Wars related.
Of course you know this but I have to say it anyway – NEWS FLASH: the new – and first – trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has been released. (If you have been hibernating for 72 hours and are yet to see it, scroll to the bottom of this post.)
Ok. Now let’s get down to business.
The trailer had many big moments but one more significant than the rest. This moment:
The crazy new lightsaber design sent geeks worldwide, including me, on a panic trip. The streets were filled with frenzied men and women running around, screaming into their storm trooper helmets and Chewbacca masks:
‘WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT CAAAALLLLEEEDDD?!?!’
It’s a fair point. Since the trailer’s release there has been an unspoken online fumbling between nerds as they stammer around different, mis-matched, hashed names for the new lightsaber.
It’s time for this to end. It’s time to agree on a name. Here is a selection of 8 I have harvested in the past 24 hours, with sources both reputable and less reputable.
Choose your favourite, and vote in the poll near the bottom.
Jeff Yang, Writer at the Wall Street Journal, gives it a more medieval twang.
The Verge go for the simple and effective route…. Also sounds pretty cool.
The Mary Sue get blade in there instead of bar to give it a more foreboding tone.
The Daily Beast gives us a beastly title that rather fits the dark character wielding the weapon.
A rather matter-of-fact title with no real creativity from Entertainment Weekly…
So what’s your favourite? Got any better ones?
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As promised, here is the full trailer once again: