Watch Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – in ASCII via Telnet

Dec 18, 2009 - 5 Comments

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This is so incredibly silly I almost didn’t post it, but it’s Friday so what the hey…

Are you bored at school or work? Want to watch Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope discretely? We’ve got you covered, thanks to a fully rendered ASCII version of the movie that you can access with Telnet via your command line, all you need to do is launch the Terminal and type:
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

Now sit back and enjoy Star Wars, in ASCII art, subtitled and all. I’ll be very impressed if you can get through the entire thing! This works on any platform with a telnet client, so if you’re stuck in 1993 with Windows 3.11 as long as you have a telnet client your life can be saved with A New Hope.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun

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  1. BitterMacFace says:

    this made the day at the office, thanks! dumbest thing I’ve seen!

  2. Woodgie says:

    I remember this! I think it went offline a while back, it’s nice to see it’s still around.

  3. I must obtain the latest star wars theme on my Tom Tom GPS. Looks like It is fantastic!

  4. Agustin Moye says:

    I really love the recently released star wars adidas film. It definitely made me laugh.

  5. [...] and if you’re suddenly on a Star Wars kick, you can watch “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” entirely in ASCII using the command line (nerd [...]

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