Crawling inside a dead tauntaun to keep warm. Smashing an AT-ST with logs. Swinging to safety while clutching a princess. The Star Wars series included tons of great scenes that made the realists of the world wonder, "can that really work?" Fortunately, the Mythbusters team is here to put them to the test, tonight at 8PM EST.
Sure, a sci-fi classic set in a far-off fantasy land doesn't need to be 100% realistic — suspension of disbelief is a crucial part of enjoying these movies. But it's still fun to find out whether those Star Wars stunts were plausible or preposterous. Unless you're the sort of fan whose day will be ruined by finding out lightsabers can't actually exist, tune in to the Discovery Channel tonight at 8. [MythBusters via The Verge]