Even if the force did not work outside of the GFFA, Jedi still have light-sabers.
As I side not, I always hated the fact that there were various ways of getting Force "immunity" or "Kryptonite" in the EU. It seems lazy, and it doesn't make sense if life is part of the force. In the films themselves, there are several characters that display immunity to Jedi mind tricks, but I always figured that this was more because of alien psychology. Furthermore, both individuals that display this are shrewd, greedy individuals, not very "weak-minded."
It is interesting that even though the interstellar civilization of Star Wars is tens of thousands of years older than the one in Star Trek, Star Trek technology appears to be far more advanced. Teleporters, food replicators, universal translators, these don't exist in Star Wars.
Maybe this will be Episode 7, considering J.J Abrams's involvement.Originally Posted by digestthissickness