“Star Wars” was a movie that was watched and loved by many people. Telnet is a connection method that allows character-based terminals to communicate with a remote server using text-based command-oriented terminal sessions. Here is how we can view a version of “Star Wars,” which is entirely rendered in ASCII characters using the Command Prompt on Windows or Terminal on Mac using Telnet.

1. Installation:

In older Windows versions, Telnet was inbuilt, but nowadays, it has to be activated first. So to activate Telnet on a Windows system, follow these steps:

STEP 1: First, type “Turn Windows features on or off” in the search bar at the bottom left of the screen.

windows feature on and off image

STEP 2: Look for “Telnet Client” and mark the checkbox. Click on “OK” to save the settings.

telnet client checkbox


Just open the terminal, type “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” and hit the “Enter” key. The movie starts.

how to start the movie


To play “Star Wars” in the terminal, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Open the command prompt, type “telnet,” and hit the “Enter” key. Now one can see the “Microsoft Telnet” portal opens in the command prompt.

microsoft telnet portal

STEP 2: Now type “o” and hit the “Enter” key.

type zero and enter key

STEP 3: Now type “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” and hit the “Enter” key. Enjoy the movie now!

type telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl and enter

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