Back in the day, I saw cable re-runs of television’s immortal Kung Fu, starring David Carradine, his martial arts double, and his unsung slo-mo camera crew.
I’ve also seen the odd Chinese low-budget chop-socky gung-fu flick, in which cloaked Ninja-like assassins threw a flurry of so-called “throwing stars” (Jap. shuriken?) at their unfortunate foes, who would then summarily die in agony.
A few years back, I actually held a westernized version of a throwing star in my uncalloused hands. The blade tips were sharp as hell, but I still can’t believe the “throwing star” was much of a weapon, given other weapons at one’s disposal.
Please clue me in, Mr. Lee.