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Course of the Force: Episode 5

by on July 9, 2013

Things have not been going the best for Chris Hardwick and his pals, who’ve been trying really hard to find the Course of the Force lightsaber stolen from Industrial Light & Magic. Matt Mira went as far as hiring bounty hunters – Michael Rooker, Danica McKeller, CM Punk, and Steve Jones, to be precise – but nothing happened. And Corey Vidal followed a lead that was nothing more than a stormtrooper dance practice that turned a bit deadly… and funky. But the saber is no closer to being recovered and time, as always, is running out.

In episode 5 of Course of the Force, Hardwick is at his wits’ end, and is receiving almost no support from The Big Bang Theory‘s Melissa Rauch. Downtrodden, he goes to a Cinemark theater to see Man of Steel in RealD 3D when he gets a visit from a very powerful Jedi indeed – Andy Richter! Can he be the key to tracking down the missing lightsaber so that Course of the Force can begin?

Course of the Force runs (get it?) from July 9th (TODAY!) to the 16th, finishing up at Comic-Con international in San Diego. Stay tuned to Starwars.com/CourseoftheForce and the Nerdist Channel for more Course of the Force.

Sign up for Course of the Force, the lightsaber relay from Skywalker Ranch to Comic-Con International in San Diego July 9-16, 2013 benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation, by clicking here. Or contribute to Make-A-Wish through our fundraising page.