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'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap: 'Up Helly Aa'

July 28th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap: 'Up Helly Aa'
It’s all about the show. Comdex, the biggest technology industry convention of the year, isn’t about the newest computer models or the future of computer science. It’s all about the parties and the flashy presentations. The Cardiff Electric team understands that as they head to Comdex, all packed into a compact car, full of hopes that all the grief The Giant project has given them will finally pay off. With Donna, the unsung hero of The Giant, at the wheel, Joe, Gordon, and Cameron try to figure out the best possible presentation for their stolen prototype. The burning remnants of Cardiff E...
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9 TV Shows We Were Instantly Hooked On

July 26th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
9 TV Shows We Were Instantly Hooked On
There are a lot of great television shows, but there aren't many that are immediately addictive. Most shows take a few episodes before they find their characters or their most interesting story. Every once in a while, though, there's that show which grabs you right away - and that's what we're celebrating this week.

Here's our short list of nine shows that turned us into fans before the end credits rolled on their first installment. See if you recognize any of them, and leave your own picks at the end of the article.

24: We were sold on 24 before we ever saw the pilot. Created by Joel Sur...
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'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap 'The 214s'

July 21st, 2014 9:19am EDT
'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap 'The 214s'
John Bosworth is the MVP of the Cardiff Electric team. It just took his downfall for people to realize it. The core team of three, Joe, Gordon, and Cameron, have spent so much time engaging in power plays over who is the most important to the PC project. Joe is all about being the vision. Gordon has been desperate to make up for his failings with the Symphonic that he has worked himself to the bone creating The Giant. Cameron is the raw talent in coding. It’s easy to overlook just how important a sane-minded business person is to this project.

John started off as one of Joe’s biggest naysa...
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"Halt and Catch Fire" Recap: "Giant"

July 14th, 2014 9:10am EDT
"Halt and Catch Fire" Recap: "Giant"
Introducing the Contrail. Joe has finally decided on a name for his PC project. The Cardiff Electric team is another milestone closer to finishing the project. They’re now on the quest to find the perfect case for the PC. If the case is simple and boring, like Gordon is hoping for, then their work is practically done. They won’t have to do any extra work to ensure the hardware works within the case.

However, Joe has his heart set on Simon (played by D.B. Woodside), one of the top industrial designers in the world to create the case. He has a hand in designing the DeLorean, which is as 80s ...
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'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap: 'Landfall'

July 7th, 2014 8:50am EDT
'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap: 'Landfall'
These days we’re so used to technology being such an interactive, immersive universe that it can be tough to remember that there was a time that it was simpler. Much of tonight’s Halt and Catch Fire is centered on Cameron’s quest to give their operating system a personality, like a stone-age version of Siri. She compares it to her ugly childhood doll. She knew it wasn’t much, but when her father gave it a voice and wiggled it around, it created a bond between her and the doll. That’s what she believes the new computer needs too, something that makes people who are computer illiterate want a...
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The Walking Dead Escape Is A Definite Must-Do For Fans Of The Show

June 30th, 2014 1:43pm EDT
The Walking Dead Escape Is A Definite Must-Do For Fans Of The Sh
Have you heard of the Walking Dead Escape? A guest writer for Starpulse attended the interactive zombie run experience in Hartford, Conn., over the weekend and watched thousands of fans get caught up in the action, inspired by the hit AMC series.

The make-up was "awesome," according to our field reporter Christine Donaldson, who watched one of the show's make-up artists turn regular people into terrifying, bleeding, zombies.

"Walkers" and "Survivors" were released onto the obstacle course, which included school buses, a maze of cars, a field and hospital. Starting at 6 p.m., fans were enc...
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'Halt And Catch Fire' Season 1 Episode 5 Recap: 'Adventure'

June 30th, 2014 9:30am EDT
'Halt And Catch Fire' Season 1 Episode 5 Recap: 'Adventure'
Well, we finally got some insight into why Joe is the sociopathic monster that he’s proved to be for the past few episodes. As it turns out his borderline-evil mastermind conduct is learned behavior. After weeks of heavy handed hints, we finally meet Joe SR, the IBM business man with whom Joe has massive issues. For the most part, the mystery of why Joe is as manipulative as he is

Well, we finally got some insight into why Joe is the sociopathic monster he’s proven to be for the first half of the season. As it turns out his borderline-evil conduct is learned behavior. After weeks of heavy ...
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'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap: 'Close To The Metal'

June 23rd, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap: 'Close To The Metal'
Is every episode going to end with the new, shocking discovery of Joe’s low sociopathic tendencies? In every episode there is a last minute horror movie twist featuring the feather-haired visionary. If Halt and Catch Fire didn’t treat these reveals like acts of pure genius, they’d actually be pretty cool. Joe is like every campy villain from the best and worst films of the 80s. Unfortunately, now that anti-heroes are in, Joe is presented like a misunderstood mastermind.

The episode begins with a manic Joe excited about their progress on the PC project. He’s eager to show off the hard work ...
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'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap 1.03 'High Plains Hardware'

June 16th, 2014 9:22am EDT
'Halt And Catch Fire' Recap 1.03 'High Plains Hardware'
Being a visionary is a great and all, but it means nothing if you don’t have the talent and funds to back you up. Joe McMillan is filled with ambition and ideas, but he doesn’t have the essentials to fulfilling his vision. He spent the first two episodes lining up the talent. He picked a dream team with the raw talent of Cameron and the proven track record in innovative technology with Gordon. However, due to a few missteps on the business side, Cardiff Electric is short on the money to fund the PC project. Pissing off IBM meant burning bridges with every investor worth a damn in the indust...
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'Halt And Catch Fire' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Episode 'FUD'

June 9th, 2014 8:38am EDT
'Halt And Catch Fire' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Episode 'FUD'
Did you enjoy last week’s premiere of Halt and Catch Fire? If so, you belong to a select club. Not only did the show receive mostly mediocre reviews, it premiered to the lowest ratings in AMC history. It’s not likely that the show will end up being the much-hyped new Mad Men. However, like most AMC shows, Halt and Catch Fire is clearly designed as a slow burn.

The biggest problem with the show is that it depends too heavily on techno babble and more than a basic understanding of the computer world in the 80s. The main three characters belong to this world already, so there’s no newcomer ch...
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