Mac Users can Watch an ASCII Version of Star Wars in the Terminal

If you’ve ever wanted to watch Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope faithfully recreated using only ascii text characters, and you have a Mac, then you’re in luck.  I came across a post that detailed the extremely simple command to type into the Terminal application that is under Applications>Utilities on any Mac to launch this amazing feat in text based animation.  For the most part this text based version of the original Star Wars is spot on to the live action film that so many geeks fell in love with many moons ago.

I have to warn you though that the Terminal application can be a dangerous tool to those who don’t know how to use it.  Please copy the code below to avoid any mishaps while using the application.  You don’t want your precious Mac to blow up now do you?  You’ve been needing to check this out if you own a Mac…

How to Watch Star Wars: A New Hope in the Mac Terminal

  1. Launch the Terminal app under Applications>Utilities>Terminal
  2. Copy and paste this code into the Terminal> telnet
  3. After the above command has been pasted go ahead and hit Enter
  4. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a very unique version of the first ever Star Wars film


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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.