How To Watch Star Wars In Command Prompt Via Telnet

Cool Trick to Watch Star Wars Saga in Command Prompt!

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Star War in Command Prompt

We know you’ve watched all Star Wars movies a long time ago, multiple times, in different orders, on your television, computer, and theatres. But, with all the hype surrounding the franchise and its upcoming movies, it makes perfect sense to re-watch the original series. For true fans, the series could never get old.

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But how about watching the series on your PC’s Command Prompt as an animated text? For starters, this has been a thing since the Windows XP days and you can do the same in later versions of Windows as well (or any OS that supports Telnet).

Some other terminal tricks that you will love:

Telnet is a network protocol, but you don’t need to bother about more details as that’s clearly not what we’re going to learn about in this article. So, let’s get this done right now and tell you how to watch Star Wars in Command Prompt via Telnet right now.

How To Watch Star Wars In Command Prompt Via Telnet?

On Windows PC:

The newer versions of Microsoft’s Windows OS don’t include Telnet. No worries, you can get it right now with just a simple and clean command on Command Prompt.

Step 1: Just open Command Prompt on your PC, enter the following command, and press  Enter.

pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"

If you see a notification asking for Administrator permissions, enter the Administrator password and confirm to proceed.

Step 2: Now restart the Command Prompt, enter the following command, and press  Enter.

Telnet Towel.blinkenlights.nl

You can also read our article on how to perform ping of death attack using cmd here!

On Linux and OS X:

To run the Star Wars ASCII movie on your Linux or Mac computer, simply open the Terminal app and run the following commands.

sudo apt install telnet

After that, type the command

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
Command Prompt commands

After the familiar credits, the Star Wars Episode IV will start playing in ASCII characters. Here are a few screenshots.

Awesome, right?

Share it with your friends if you enjoyed this version of Star Wars! If you’re interested in terminal-based games on Linux, make sure to check out our “10 amazing Linux Terminal-based games that you must try” article.

Arpit Verma

Arpit Verma

fossBytes co-founder and an entrepreneur who is in love with budding technologies. A tech enthusiast and a guy who loves to play games and have a good time with his friends!