Mythbusters: Can a Star Wars Blaster Bolt Be Dodged?

Somehow our favorite heroes in a galaxy far, far away always manage to dodge the blaster bolts of their foes. But could a human actually dodge the blasts of these weapons or are stormtroopers just really bad marksmen? The MythBusters put some extra science into science fiction to find out!

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3 Responses to Mythbusters: Can a Star Wars Blaster Bolt Be Dodged?

  1. You almost never see the storm troopers ( or the heroes for that matter) using the sights on the blasters, they’re either firing off the hip or along the barrel, at best. They also tend to be moving, both the shooter and target, which would throw off their accuracy as well.

    Basically saying, if the shooter is stationary and actively aiming using the sights, they’d have easier time hitting their intended target, as demonstrated by the video.

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