Stars Wars has been sent back to the early 1980s, courtesy of one innovative illustrator. According to Mashable, Wahyu Ichwandardi recreated all 115 seconds of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer using technology from 1984.
To create his pixelated labor of love, Ichwandardi got creative with an Apple IIc computer, a KoalaPad sketch tablet, and an early bitmap paint program called Dazzle Draw. He traced each frame of the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film by hand and recreated them in detail on his drawing pad. The entire project took up six megabytes of data stored across 48 floppy disks.
When synced with the audio from the original trailer, the artist’s work makes for a pretty faithful interpretation of the real thing. Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres on December 15 of this year, and unless Ichwandardi can get his hands on 3000 floppy disks, you shouldn’t hold your breath waiting for a bitmap version of the full film.