I saw someone recently post the incredible ASCII version of Star Wars and realized that not everyone knew about telnet or even how to reach a site via telnet. I wanted to share this incredible work of ASCII a now somewhat forgotten legacy of internet graphics. Full credit to http://asciimation.co.nz where you can watch the latest version of this in text, not video.
This capture was taken via OBS Studio using a Mac Terminal with Telnet via Homebrew. To watch via the original protocol telnet to towel.blinkenlights.nl and good luck. It isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Music by John Williams and no it is doesn’t sync to anything just added because it felt like it was missing.
May this amazing piece of art live forever somewhere and not just in our memories.