ASCII Stars Wars

In honor of the late Sir Alec Guinness, born 94 years ago today on April 2, 1914, I'm posting a link to a blog on that tells you how to view an ASCII (text-only) version of the first Star Wars movie - Episode IV. By the way, for those who need to know how to get to the command line that the instructions mention:� for Windows, go to Start -> Run and type "cmd" and hit enter; for Mac OS X, open "Terminal" located in the /Applications/Utilities folder.

Now if we can just convince the guy who did this (Simon Jansen) to turn other classic films in to ASCII art.� Blade Runner, perhaps?

Star Wars ASCII

To watch the ASCII Star Wars without having to use your command line or to learn more about Simon Jansen's other projects (like a life-size, beer brewing version of Futurama's Bender) visit