Introduction: How to Watch Starwars With Computer Symbols on Command Prompt

This is just a wierd trick I learned so I decided to post this. You can watch most of the beginning of the first Starwars movie, which is episode IV from command prompt made by some guy. It's pretty cool.

DISCLAIMER: I am not taking credit for this. I am in no way responsible for making or being a part of making this trick. I am just doing my part in letting you all know about it.

Step 1: Opening Command Promp

Go to the start menu, go to accessories, and command prompt should come up.

Step 2: Type in the Command

The command to watch the starwars movie is the following:
Telnet Towel.blinkenlights.nl

Type that in letter for letter (including the space between Telnet and Towel) in command prompt. Two messages should come up for a little bit, then the movie will start playing.

Step 3: The Result

Now the fun part- Just sit back and watch. It's poor quality due to the fact it was made frame by frame with computer symbols, but this must have taken the guy who made this forever.

Comments

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PushkrajJ (author)2016-10-18

Not Working :(

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ShivamP65 (author)PushkrajJ2016-11-30

hey there,
I am shivam parihar and using windos 10 and have ur solution for ur question u stuck ...
step first ) Go to Control Panel>Programs>Turn Windows Features On or Off
Telnet Client

step 2) turn it on ..
step 3)open cmd
step4) write code
-telnet (enter)

-o (enter)
- towel.blinkenlights.nl(enter)

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BenTauer (author)ShivamP652017-09-17

Thanks worked perfectly

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AbhishekR62 (author)2016-09-28

For a written and updated version of this tutorial you can visit http://technospace.xyz/watch-star-wars-on-command-prompt/ All the steps have been carefully explained there.

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RoyM40 (author)2016-05-16

It does work. just follow the steps from TylerW17 :"

Control Panel>Programs>Turn Windows Features On or Off>Telnet Client

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TylerW17 (author)2015-11-01

Works on Windows 10 when you turn on Telnet under Control Panel>Programs>Turn Windows Features On or Off>Telnet Client

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Lolzmaster307 (author)TylerW172016-04-30

Thx so much i almost got frustrated because it wasnt working

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Tazzen (author)2016-02-23

it dosent work for windows 10

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MikeM264 (author)2016-02-03

it works. At least for Windows 8-10 it does.

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SalehM1 (author)2015-02-27

Does not work

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SalehM1 (author)2015-02-27

Does not work

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SalehM1 (author)2015-02-27

Does not work

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HusainB (author)2014-12-21

does it work on windows95.

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HusainB (author)2014-12-21

does it work on windows95.

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Ryguy30 (author)2014-04-17

Go to Control Panel › Programs › Turn Windows Feature On or Off and ticking both the telnet check boxes. That should make it work

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atc00 (author)2013-12-06

Doesn't work

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ShadowShifter (author)2013-11-05

It didnt work on mine! it said "TELNET" is an invalid command.
:(

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bfloobis (author)2011-06-01

guys, this only works on XP, not vista or 7. I know, I'm a 7 user.

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Hellchild (author)bfloobis2011-09-13

Damn! I was going to try this and I have Windows 7.

author

it still works on their you just have to turn the feature on.

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EpicAwesomeness (author)2012-04-27

It's getting configured for me...I looked at all the comments and this seems promising! I'm not going to visit the website that zw3rv3r said though, because I want to see the thing itself and not on a website xD

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sokamiwohali (author)2012-01-22

haha...corny but interesting!! i got it to work on WIN7

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legomaniac155 (author)2011-07-25

lolz i watched it its pretty cheezy but still nice

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etines3 (author)2008-03-06

To let u guys know .nl at the end means neatheralands that is where most viruses come from

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thinker (author)etines32008-04-15

actually most viruses come from germany or america
the netherlands Does have some of the least secure servers and most volatile connections, and connecting to an unsecure server can lead to you getting a virus, but only if you havent secured the data flow to/from the ports on your computer.
So its your own silly fault really
and by the way
if you want people to take you seriously
spell properly
=]

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Kuhan (author)thinker2008-06-01

um... pwned!

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JKibs95 (author)Kuhan2009-04-25

most definitely pwned

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ReCreate (author)JKibs952009-05-02

what does that mean?

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JKibs95 (author)ReCreate2009-05-03
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ReCreate (author)JKibs952009-05-03

Wiki has everything,It probably has The average seconds that it took to post a comment somewhere.

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emedina94 (author)ReCreate2009-10-21

uber pwn
Wikipedia is the source of the world knowledge
 

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Saturn V (author)emedina942010-10-25

If it weren't for 42 and Duct Tape, Wikipedia would be the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

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bdblock94 (author)Saturn V2011-05-16

and i was always saying that 49 was the meaning of life

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ReCreate (author)emedina942009-10-21

haha yeah :D

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darthtrooper (author)thinker2010-04-08

um... wnge

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TheBatchies (author)2010-01-28

Oh yeah, he's also the guy who made the rocket-powered beer cooler. It made it into the guiness world records, I think.

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Saturn V (author)TheBatchies2010-10-25

That sounds like someone had WAY too much time on their hands.

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muberblob (author)2010-08-20

does it work on windows 7?

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seabananers (author)2010-08-10

do you know any thing about part 2

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eulaliaaaa! (author)2010-08-04

Does this like download this to the computer, or does it find it off the internet, or something else? I would like to know how it shows this.

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Kindhamster (author)2010-05-11

aaaaaah... This doesn't work on windows seven... (crys deeply)

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ReCreate (author)2009-07-13

It does not work, Is this a fake? There is no such thing as telnet, it does nothing.

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darthtrooper (author)ReCreate2010-04-08

it is real as long as you go to run, type cmd, then type telnet, type o, then type towel.blinkenlights.nl and there you have it!

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umm, i think telnet is just a logon for internet before there was world wide web like when DOS was used you would logon to like .nl  for example the netherlands and see what they're doing, its just a protocol really, its real, and i know it haha, my father is a genius when it comes to these things,

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Right, I was partially joking. ;)

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sorry didnt know :/ *Shrugs* im slow to these things eh?

author

I'd say.

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Chromatica (author)ReCreate2009-07-20

it only works on xp not vista windows disabled it in vista

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ReCreate (author)Chromatica2009-07-20

Ok...But i was using XP

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Chromatica (author)ReCreate2009-07-20

(sad face goes here)

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