Halt and Catch Fire

Series Summary
It's the early 1980s, and the spirit of innovation in personal computing is about to catch fire. Hot on the trail is a renegade trio -- a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy -- who risk everything to realize their vision of building a computer that can change the future. Not long after IBM corners the market with its flagship PC, a flaw is discovered in its operation, opening the door for competition. In steps Joe MacMillan, a former IBM executive who now works for Cardiff Electric. MacMillan plans to reverse-engineer IBM's technology, putting Cardiff in the thick of the personal computer race. He enlists the help of engineer Gordon Clark, who dreams of creating a revolutionary computer, and Cameron Howe, a volatile prodigy who puts her future on the line to join MacMillan's rogue project.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: AMC

  • Season 1, Ep. 1 : I/OJun 1, 2014

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    A visionary, an engineer and a prodigy chart the changing culture of Texas' Silicon Prairie in the 1980s.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : FUDJun 8, 2014

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    Joe's team must overcome internal differences and start building the new machine.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : High Plains HardwareJun 15, 2014

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    Gordon and Cameron struggle to make Joe's vision a reality; Joe and Bosworth seek the funds to make the new machine.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Close to the MetalJun 22, 2014

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    Cameron nearly completes the BIOS; when a crisis threatens the project's future, the entire team is needed to save it.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : AdventureJun 29, 2014

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    Cameron chafes under new management; Joe and Gordon try to obtain technology that is crucial for the computer.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : LandfallJul 6, 2014

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    After having a breakthrough, Cameron is at odds with Gordon; Joe must make a difficult decision; personal revelations are induced.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : GiantJul 13, 2014

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    When a person from Joe's past visits, his connection with Cameron is threatened; the cost Gordon's work catches up to him.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : The 214sJul 20, 2014

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    The team finalizes preparations for COMDEX amid scandal; Bosworth makes a sacrifice for the good of the program.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Up Helly AaJul 27, 2014

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    Unanticipated adversaries and increased complications hinder the progress that the Cardiff Electric team has made.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : 1984Aug 3, 2014

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    Gordon and Joe prepare to transport the Giant; a suspicious defect causes a rift in the partnership; Cameron takes control of her future.

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