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"The IMDb Show": How to Wield a Lightsaber

"The IMDb Show" meets with legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske to learn how to use the coolest weapon in the galaxy: the lightsaber.

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Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Visual Effects
The Abyss
The Abyss Visual Effects
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark Visual Effects


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 1995/I Apollo 13 (cloud effects - uncredited)
 1993 Jurassic Park (engineer: Tippett Studio)
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (effects supervisor: JEX FX)
 1989 Look Who's Talking (tank specialist: JEX FX)
 1989 The Abyss (laser lighting effects: DQI)
 1984 2010 (special projects: Entertainment Effects Group)
 1984 Ghostbusters (director of special projects: EEG)
 1983 Amityville 3-D (optical effects crew)
 1983 The Right Stuff (technical researcher: USFX)
 1982 Poltergeist (laser and cloud effects: ILM)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (cloud effects: ILM)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (special projects: miniature and optical effects unit)
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Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

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