What: Young Matthew Broderick accidentally almost hacks the planet.
Directed by: John Badham
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood
Featuring guest co-host
Joe Ruppel, history nerd and our co-bff
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The 50s, the 60s, and the 80s and the climate at the time of the film. Star Wars (but not that Star Wars).
Weapons to End War
Gatling and the Gatling Gun, Alfred Nobel and dynamite, Tesla and his particle beams, and…. nuclear weapons?
Early-80s Computing Hardware
Text-To-Speech. Voder at the 1939 World’s Fair. Matthew Broderick’s computer. WarGames computer graphics and rendering radar screens.
Teaching computers to teach themselves. The point where this movie steps into scifi territory.
Dinosaur extinction hypotheses at the time of the film. Falken is a psychopath.
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