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

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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