This Gorgeous 8-bit Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Was Made On a Vintage Apple IIc

Short of making it longer, there’s little that you can do to make the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi more intense than it already is. If you’re a lover of bitmap art with a copy of Dazzle Draw and a working Apple II on hand, though, one of those things you can do is remake the whole trailer.


In anticipation of the new movie, New York City-based artist Wahyu Ichwandardi it upon himself to recreate that first teaser trailer shot for shot using the 33-year-old computer and an old KoalaPad+ on which he drew every frame. Ichwandarditook saved the collection of 288 images onto 48 individual floppy disks before transferring them over to a more modern setup, stringing the pictures together, and setting them to the original trailer’s audio track.

The result? A surprisingly detailed trailer whose visual effects actually put a lot of Return of the Jedi’s to shame.

[via Mashable]

Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.


that is some unnecessary shade on ROTJ, sir.