The Death Star corridor pattern, sometimes called the Imperial corridor pattern or Star Wars light panels, serves as a distinctive and memorable backdrop to the lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Death Star corridor pattern is comprised of bright, rounded-off ‘light panels’ offset by a dark background.
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Due to the Death Star corridor pattern’s overall popularity as well as its strong ties with A New Hope‘s climactic lightsaber duel, the pattern is commonly incorporated into lightsaber accessories like stands, a blade plug and even a clamp card. The corridor pattern is also sometimes acid etched into the hilt itself.
A distinctive quality of the Death Star corridor pattern is the ability of the ‘light panels’ to visually tie a lightsaber or accessory to a memorable lightsaber duel without using an obvious logo or character image (e.g. an Imperial logo). Logos and character images are cool, don’t get me wrong, but the ‘light panel’ pattern serves as a much quieter, subtler reference to the dramatic duel.
Here are some lightsaber accessories that use the Death Star corridor pattern. The list contains some affiliate links, meaning if you click through and purchase an item I get some money. Thanks for supporting SaberSourcing!
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