Stephen Colbert analyzes new 'Star Wars' lightsaber

The Colbert Report host and all-around expert on Star Wars Stephen Colbert returned to his popular Comedy Central show after a week away, and there was one pressing piece of news he made sure to touch upon: the debut of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. But not just any aspect of the teaser.

"Check out this awesome lightsaber! It's a lightsaber with too many lightsabers on it," Colbert said during his show's opening segment. "It's a menage-a-sabre. Sadly, there are some stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herders out there who aren't thrilled with the new Jedi weapon. They say if these things are supposed to protect your hand like sword hilts, it wouldn't work, because the first time you crossed lightsabers, and it slid down to the bottom of the blade, your opponent would cut through the little side-sabers and cut off your hand."

Colbert then proceeded to explain why the new lightsaber is a "perfect design" -- with help from a whiteboard.

It's certainly not the first time the popular television show host has made his fandom known: He was given Captain America's shield by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, hosted a special "Hobbit Week" (and even had a cameo in The Desolation of Smaug), and battled Jon Stewart on YouTube for the title of biggest Star Wars fan.

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