Even the Millennium Falcon’s navicomputer is probably more advanced than some of the technology we had in our own galaxy in the 1980s. With the help of a 1984 Apple Macintosh, an artist has recreated Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s teaser trailer, resulting in a throwback of small (but epic) proportions.
Indonesian illustrator Wahyu Ichwandardi took it upon himself to remake the only look Star Wars fans have been given for The Last Jedi by using a 1984 Apple llc. The result is a delightful, violently green-tinged piece of art that casts Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron as video game characters.
Ichwandardi, based in New York City, drew the trailer by hand, on a KoalaPad, with the help of a 1984 bitmap paint program, Dazzle Draw. Holding plastic sheets over the screen for reference, he painstakingly traced each frame, resulting in the short masterpiece you see before you. In total, the project took three weeks, 48 floppy disks (at 140KB of memory each), and resulted in 288 image files, which came out to a total 6MB of data.
As exhilarating as the original trailer Ichwandardi copied is, the modern version is, probably, much less complicated to create.
Check out the recreated trailer here:
And find the explanation for how Ichwandardi made the video here:
Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi here.