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Master Hoda & Kathie Lee Skywalker get a lesson in lightsabers

The force was strong in the studio this morning, when Kathie Lee and Hoda got a lesson in intergalactic combat.Actor Sam Witwer, who will be playing Darth Maul in the new animated series, "Star Wars: Clone Wars," generously swung by to teach the ladies how to properly wield a lightsaber. Kathie Lee volunteered to be evil, while Hoda played a Jedi, and thankfully nobody lost a hand.Sam was an excel

The force was strong in the studio this morning, when Kathie Lee and Hoda got a lesson in intergalactic combat.

Actor Sam Witwer, who will be playing Darth Maul in the new animated series, "Star Wars: Clone Wars," generously swung by to teach the ladies how to properly wield a lightsaber. Kathie Lee volunteered to be evil, while Hoda played a Jedi, and thankfully nobody lost a hand.

Sam was an excellent sport, but let's just say that the ladies could use another couple months training on Dagobah before we send them into battle.

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Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She and Han Solo prefer a DL-44 blaster pistol.