The word "lightsaber" only appears once in the first Star Wars movie. Credit: Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp./Tom Murphy/YouTube

‘Star Wars’ In Alphabetical Order Is Such A Jedi Mind Trick

4 Jun , 2014 by

We all remember the lightsaber fight from Star Wars: A New Hope, yes? So you might be surprised to learn the iconic word was only uttered once in the first film of the franchise.

This revelation comes after an intrepid soul (Tom Murphy) assembled all the English dialog of the movieĀ in the video above, which he calls ARST ARSW. “This is the Special Edition to troll Han-shot-first purists. Everyone knows the orig is the most legit,” he wrote on YouTube.

If you can make it through all 43 minutes, the Force is indeed strong with you.

Some other fun facts, from a quick browse of the contents:

  • “Doomed” appears twice (guess C-3PO was feeling optimistic)
  • “Force” appears 22 times
  • “Father” appears 12 times
  • “Hyperspace” appears four times
  • “Leader” appears 13 times (especially in the X-wing scenes)
  • “Jabba” appears 9 times
  • “Luke” appears 57 times
  • “Obi-Wan” appears 20 times and “Ben” 11 times
  • “Princess” appears 12 times andĀ “Leia” three times
  • “Reward” appears six times (remember, that’s what Han Solo wants) and “rich” three times
  • “Ship” appears 31 times

(h/t Eric Berger)

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June 4, 2014 3:21 PM

I’m pretty sure 38m10s is my favorite part. Poor Han. XD

Steven Georges
June 4, 2014 5:51 PM

Try tackling THAT project in the days of film editing. smile

Jeffrey Boerst
June 5, 2014 2:59 AM

I’m so glad I gave up psychedelics two decades ago… wink

June 5, 2014 11:40 AM

There seems to be an extra Luke after the 57 others. Why is this?

I have never seen Star Wars.