Though lightsabers have been a force in the Star Wars galaxy since George Lucas’ original film, the weapon’s on-screen presence evolved throughout both cinematic trilogies and into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. SportsCenter is tracing the lightsaber’s lineage through the films, and a new trailer for the special will definitely delight any fan’s inner Star Wars Kid.
SportsCenter will present “The Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel” on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Hosted by Mark Hamill, the special looks at the real-world influences of lightsaber battles, the growth of the duels over the first three films, how the duels evolved in the prequels, and a tease for what’s to come in The Force Awakens. Speaking of the latest film in the franchise, star John Boyega is among those interviewed for the special.
Watch the trailer for SportsCenter‘s new special below, and check out EW’s continuing coverage of a galaxy far, far away.