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