Music Terminal


Frozen in time, July 7th, 1990 

Node 1:103/912 - Laguna Niguel, California

SysOp: Marc Gohres



The system drive of Music Terminal, FidoNet Node 1:103/912 on July 7th, 1990 prior to shutdown of connections through dialup modem.


You can watch the entire Star Wars movie through the command prompt made out of characters from the keyboard.

For Windows computer:

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

1.  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.

1.  telnet

On Linux and OS X/macOS:

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

1.  telnet

or on more recent versions without telnet

1.  nc 23

Try it out yourself!




2020 Marc Gohres

Revised July 31, 2020 9:04 AM