Once people overhear some pale guy with wizard hair explaining how a light saber simply isn’t possible, as the exposed plasma from the device would irradiate every living organism with a 5-kilometer radius, what are people supposed to think? “Sexy?”
I remember when I originally saw The Black Hole in the theatre, there was a little boy of about three years a few rows behind me. In the climactic sequence in which the Cygnus is swallowed by the titular black hole, and swirls down a firey red whirlpool, the boy shouted, “They’re going down the toilet bowl!”
And he was right — that’s exactly what it looked like.
Thanks for the suggestion, Rosemary.