Halt and Catch Fire

60 minutes

Halt and Catch Fire is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product – the IBM PC. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer and forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan's rogue PC project. Halt and Catch Fire thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it's like to stand at the forefront of something world-changing and work towards it, no matter the risk.

60 minutes

Halt and Catch Fire is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product – the IBM PC. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer and forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan's rogue PC project. Halt and Catch Fire thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it's like to stand at the forefront of something world-changing and work towards it, no matter the risk.

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Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 10 - Ten of Swords

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October 14, 2017
Donna celebrates a milestone with her closest allies; Cameron contemplates saying goodbye; Joe confronts an uncertain future.
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Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 Episode 1 - I/O

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s1e1 I/O
June 1, 2014
The 1980s computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy as they chart the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie.
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Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 5 - Yerba Buena
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September 13, 2016
September 13, 2016
Yerba Buena
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 6 - And She Was
s3e6 And She Was
September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016
And She Was
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 7 - The Threshold
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September 27, 2016
September 27, 2016
The Threshold
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 8 - You Are Not Safe
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October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016
You Are Not Safe
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 9 - NIM
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October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016
NIM
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 10 - NeXT
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October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016
NeXT
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Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 1 - So It Goes
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August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017
So It Goes
Season Premiere
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 2 - Signal to Noise
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August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017
Signal to Noise
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 3 - Miscellaneous
s4e3 Miscellaneous
August 26, 2017
August 26, 2017
Miscellaneous
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 4 - Tonya and Nancy
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September 9, 2017
September 9, 2017
Tonya and Nancy
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 5 - Nowhere Man
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September 16, 2017
September 16, 2017
Nowhere Man
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 6 - A Connection Is Made
s4e6 A Connection Is Made
September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017
A Connection Is Made
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 7 - Who Needs a Guy
s4e7 Who Needs a Guy
September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017
Who Needs a Guy
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 8 - Goodwill
s4e8 Goodwill
October 7, 2017
October 7, 2017
Goodwill
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 9 - Search
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October 14, 2017
October 14, 2017
Search
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 Episode 10 - Ten of Swords
s4e10 Ten of Swords
October 14, 2017
October 14, 2017
Ten of Swords
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I’m really pleased this is being renewed. This was my era when I first got involved with computers and the production of Halt and Catch Fire captures the atmosphere surrounding the computing industry exactly as I remember it. Cutthroat, promiscuous, arrogant, misogynist – these were the things that made that era the way it was. I can’t say that everything was comfortable or that it was right the way things were back then, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was a very hedonistic atmosphere. I’m looking forward to seeing where they go with the characters and the storyline in season 2.
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I am a computer scientist and I found the series refreshing in the way it viewed engineering. It is rarely the case that media portrays hacking in its unfabulous way that it is (yes, reverse engineering the IBM computer can count as hacking). So the story veers to the business side of the tech industry when it wants excitement and that's all right. The politics of it are fabulous. Oh, did I mention the actors and how great they are. And Lee Pace? Especially Lee Pace. Very much LEE PACE!!!! (I guess you figured out why I actually picked up the series....) [PS: I have only seen the first episode as work and university (exams) had to take precedence]
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