AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire was a sometimes frustrating but very interesting ride into the early days of the personal computer. Something about the show made you keep coming back for more even when the plot seemed to go awry slightly, and even the season finale felt more like a series finale wrapping up things up very well. It’s been picked up for another season, and it’s definitely going to be quite interesting to see how they come back from the ending. I’ll still be watching as the show still delivers a great watching experience.
The new DVD extra feature that you can check out above talks to the women of Halt and Catch Fire about playing computer nerds who definitely have that sexy quality that most tech geeks existed where they worked. As our news site has been growing and getting a new look, we weren’t able to focus on contest giveaways, but now we’re back, and our good friends at Anchor Bay Entertainment will be giving 2 blu-ray Season 1 box sets away in May as this one hits the streets May 5, 2015. For those that didn’t watch it, it’s airing again on AMC, but you can grab the full box set loaded with extras. Here’s what it’s all about: “Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season” 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 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, a once great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife Donna, and Cameron Howe, 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. “Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season” features a talented cast including Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies,” Guardians of the Galaxy), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Mackenzie Davis (Smashed), Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens). The series is created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and executive produced by showrunner Jonathan Lisco (“Southland”), Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify,” Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify”). Bonus Features:
- Inside Episodes
- Re-Making The 80s
- Rise Of The Digital Cowboys
- Setting The Fire: Research And Technology
The Hollywood Reporter says “Halt and Catch Fire” contains “excellent writing, impressive acting and a noteworthy cinematic visual style,” all making for one of the most impressive and addictive new series on television. “Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season” meticulously captures an important moment in time – the beginning of the PC revolution – and does it with a set of unique characters who are as complex and intricate as the trailblazing systems they’re creating. Season two of “Halt and Catch Fire” will premiere on AMC this spring.