anewhope Trivia: The Word Lightsaber Is Only Used Once in the Original Star Wars

We’ve seen a lot of fan-made Star Wars videos in our time, but this one has got to win an award for being–we want to say ambitious, but really it’s just kind of insane. In the following 43-minute video, Tom Murphy VII took all the English words spoken in the first Star Wars movie, then sorted them alphabetically and counted how many times each word was used.

Some fun facts from his YouTube page:

— The word “lightsaber” only appears once in this film.
– There are 43m5s of spoken English, 81m39s of other.
– The most common word is “the,” of course, said 368 times.
– The word with most screen time is “you,” at 52.56 seconds.
– There are 1,695 different words, and 11,684 total words.
– The longest words are “responsibility,” “malfunctioning,” “worshipfulness” and “identification,” all 14 letters.
– I labeled the words manually (!) using some software I wrote specifically for the purpose.
– This is the Special Edition to troll Han-shot-first purists. Everyone knows the orig is the most legit.

lightsaber Trivia: The Word Lightsaber Is Only Used Once in the Original Star Wars

It’s pretty fascinating that the word “lightsaber” is only used once in the film, especially since it appears in a number of scenes and has since gone on to become one of the most iconic weapons to ever appear on film. 

You can scope out Murphy’s video below and marvel at his determination and sweet editing skills.

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