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{{infobox episode
| title = I/O
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| title = I/O
| season = 1
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| season = 1
| number = 1
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| number = 1
| image = Hacf1.png
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| image = Hacf1.png
| imagewidth = 250
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| imagewidth = 250px
| running time = 48 Minutes
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| running time = 48 Minutes
| airdate = June 1, 2014
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| airdate = June 1, 2014
| writer = [[Christopher Cantwell]]<br>[[Christopher C. Rogers]]
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| rating = 1.19 Million
| director = [[Juan Campanella]]
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| writer = [[Christopher Cantwell]]<br>[[Christopher C. Rogers]]
| previous = -
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| director = [[Juan Campanella]]
| next = [[FUD]]
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| previous = -
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| next = [[FUD]]
 
}}"'''I/O'''" is the first episode of [[Season 1]] of ''[[Halt and Catch Fire]]'', and the premiere episode of the series overall. It originally aired on June 1<sup>st</sup>, 2014 on [[AMC]].
 
}}"'''I/O'''" is the first episode of [[Season 1]] of ''[[Halt and Catch Fire]]'', and the premiere episode of the series overall. It originally aired on June 1<sup>st</sup>, 2014 on [[AMC]].
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
''Joe MacMillan, a fast-talking sales guy, comes up with the idea to reverse engineer his former employer’s PC, and he looks for the right people to help.''
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''Joe MacMillan, a fast-talking salesman and enigmatic visionary, comes up with the idea to reverse engineer his former employer’s PC into something much better and cheaper. All he has to do is look for the right people to help him accomplish this.''
   
 
==Episode Overview==
 
==Episode Overview==
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:''HALT AND CATCH FIRE (HCF):''
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:''An early computer command that sent the machine into a race condition, forcing all instructions to compete for superiority at once.''
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:''Control of the computer could not be regained.''
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The story begins in 1983, with a man named [[Joe MacMillan]] speaking in a college classroom, guiding a discussion on what computers will be able to do in ten years. He asks questions to find out the computer skills and experience of the students in the classroom. One student in particular, [[Cameron Howe]], gets his attention as she makes statements about computers that show she knows what she is talking about. Joe later finds Cameron at an arcade where she hangs out and tries to learn more about her.
 
The story begins in 1983, with a man named [[Joe MacMillan]] speaking in a college classroom, guiding a discussion on what computers will be able to do in ten years. He asks questions to find out the computer skills and experience of the students in the classroom. One student in particular, [[Cameron Howe]], gets his attention as she makes statements about computers that show she knows what she is talking about. Joe later finds Cameron at an arcade where she hangs out and tries to learn more about her.
   
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==Cast & Characters==
 
==Cast & Characters==
[[Joe Macmillan]] played by [[Lee Pace]] 10 episodes Season 1 
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'''Starring'''
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*[[Lee Pace]] ''as'' [[Joe Macmillan]]
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*[[Scoot Mcnairy]] ''as'' [[Gordon Clark]]
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*[[Mackenzie Davis]] ''as'' [[Cameron Howe]]
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*[[Kerry Bishé]] ''as'' [[Donna Clark]]
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*[[Toby Huss]] ''as'' [[John Bosworth]]
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*[[David Wilson Barnes]] ''as'' [[Dale Butler]]
   
[[Gordon Clark]] played by [[Scoot Mcnairy]] 10 episodes Season 1 
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'''Guest Starring'''
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*[[Graham Beckel]] ''as'' [[Nathan Cardiff]]
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*[[Mike Pniewski]] ''as'' [[Barry Shields]]
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*[[Lisa Sheridan]] ''as'' [[Rebecca Taylor]]
   
[[Cameron Howe]] played by [[Mackenzie Davis]] 10 episodes Season 1
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'''Uncredited'''
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*Daniel Collins ''as'' Arcade Attendee
[[Donna Clark]] played by [[Kerry Bishé]] 10 episodes Season 1 
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*Adam Drescher ''as'' Office Supervisor
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*Lisa Finlayson ''as'' Cardiff Administration
[[John Bosworth]] played by [[Toby Huss]] 10 episodes Season 1
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*Gregory Hunter ''as'' Cardiff Engineer
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*Adam C. Johnson ''as'' Movie Theater Attendee
[[Joanie Clark]] played by [[Morgan Hinkleman]] 7 episodes Season 1
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*Jesse Kindred ''as'' Student
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*Barbra Prince ''as'' Shopper
[[Haley Clark]] played by [[Alana Cavanaugh]] 7 episodes Season 1
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'''Co-Starring'''
[[Cardiff Engineer]] played by [[Gregory Hunter]] 6 episodes Season 1 (Uncredited all except Landfall #6){{cite}}
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*[[Maggie Elizabeth Jones]] ''as'' [[Joanie Clark]]
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*[[Morgan Hinkleman]] ''as'' Joanie Clark*
[[Barry Shields, Esq.]] played by [[Mike Pniewski]] 5 episodes Season 1
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*[[Lillian Ellen Jones]] ''as'' [[Haley Clark]]
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*[[Alana Cavanaugh]] ''as'' Haley Clark*
[[Nathan Cardiff]] played by [[Graham Beckel]] 3 episodes Season 1
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*Louanne LaFortune ''as'' [[Maylene]]
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*Alec Magee ''as'' Dallas Deputy
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*Ed Amaturdo ''as'' Professor
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*Steven Reddington ''as'' Male Student
===Actors of Special note:===
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*Barry Stoltze ''as'' Executive #1
Per IMDb:
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*Robert Larriviere ''as'' Executive #2
[[Joanie Clark]] played by [[Maggie Elizabeth Jones]] 1 episodes Season 1
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*John Atwood ''as'' Vice President of Development
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*John Michael Morris ''as'' Disgruntled Arcade Customer
[[Haley Clark]] played by [[Lillian Ellen Jones]] 1 episodes Season 1
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*David Paul Lord ''as'' Arcade Manager
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:''*'' [[The Maggie and Lillian Jones mystery - HACF]]
IMDb lists sisters [[Maggie Elizabeth Jones]] and [[Lillian Ellen Jones]] with credits for episode 1 in season one (I/O), but ALSO lists [[Morgan Hinkleman]] and [[Alana Cavanaugh]] (above 7 episodes each beginning with I/O) as playing the roles of [[Joanie Clark]] and [[Haley Clark]].
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[http://www.amctv.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire/episodes/season-1/io AMC]<ref>Cast and credits for HACF - I/O episode 1 on amc.com http://www.amctv.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire/episodes/season-1/io</ref> makes no mention of Maggie and Lillian, listing only [[Morgan Hinkleman]] and [[Alana Cavanaugh]] for 7 episodes starting with I/O. AMC is the shows producer and should know who they paid, and IMDb data sources and accuracy are defined [http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?infosource here]<ref>IMDb defines its sources of data, consistency checks, review process and likelihood of error. http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?infosource</ref> .
 
 
Which is correct?
 
 
Please go to [[The Maggie and Lillian Jones mystery - HACF | The Maggie and Lillian Jones Mystery Page]] to view or participate In the search for an answer!
 
   
 
==Featured Music==
 
==Featured Music==
*Boomtown Rats - “Up All Night” (1981)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_QRL3t9qyc Boomtown Rats - “Up All Night”] - (1981)
*Creedance Clearwater Revival - “Lodi” (1969)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA7iGxV6rt4 Creedance Clearwater Revival - “Lodi”] - (1969)
*XTC - “Complicated Game” (1979)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFlq0mvTRB0 XTC - “Complicated Game”] - (1979)
*The Clash - “Magnificent Seven” (1980)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcHL8efKKPE The Clash - “Magnificent Seven”] - (1980)
*Bonobo - “Cirrus” (2013)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF34N4gJAKE Bonobo - “Cirrus”] - (2013)
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*The episodes title, ''I/O'', stands for "Input/Output". An "Input" is the data received by a computer or related system, and the "Output" is the data sent from it.
 
*The episodes title, ''I/O'', stands for "Input/Output". An "Input" is the data received by a computer or related system, and the "Output" is the data sent from it.
 
*Before the official series premiere, this episode was made available on AMC's Tumblr page on May 19<sup>th</sup>, 2014. It was the very first TV series to do this.
 
*Before the official series premiere, this episode was made available on AMC's Tumblr page on May 19<sup>th</sup>, 2014. It was the very first TV series to do this.
 
==References, Footnotes and Citations==
 
<references/>
 
 
[[Category:Episodes]]
 
[[Category:Episodes]]
 
[[Category:Season 1 Episodes]]
 
[[Category:Season 1 Episodes]]

Revision as of 22:28, July 1, 2015

I/O
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Season 1 • Episode 1
Episode Information
Air Date June 1, 2014
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Christopher C. Rogers
Directed by Juan Campanella
U.S. Rating 1.19 Million
Chronology
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"I/O" is the first episode of Season 1 of Halt and Catch Fire, and the premiere episode of the series overall. It originally aired on June 1st, 2014 on AMC.

Synopsis

Joe MacMillan, a fast-talking salesman and enigmatic visionary, comes up with the idea to reverse engineer his former employer’s PC into something much better and cheaper. All he has to do is look for the right people to help him accomplish this.

Episode Overview

HALT AND CATCH FIRE (HCF):
An early computer command that sent the machine into a race condition, forcing all instructions to compete for superiority at once.
Control of the computer could not be regained.

The story begins in 1983, with a man named Joe MacMillan speaking in a college classroom, guiding a discussion on what computers will be able to do in ten years. He asks questions to find out the computer skills and experience of the students in the classroom. One student in particular, Cameron Howe, gets his attention as she makes statements about computers that show she knows what she is talking about. Joe later finds Cameron at an arcade where she hangs out and tries to learn more about her.

Meanwhile, computer engineer and Cardiff Electric employee Gordon Clark is bailed out of jail by his wife. He is living in a reckless and depressed state because of his failure with a previous engineering attempt. Joe gets on at Cardiff Electric and makes contact with Gordon. He uses an article that Gordon got published in the past to harness Gordon's desire to make computers more advanced.

It takes several conversations, but Joe convinces Gordon to reverse engineer an IBM computer. Gordon explains that most of the parts inside the computer are common but that a specific chip in the computer is the part that IBM actually has copyrighted. This part of the computer is what makes it work successfully. Joe and Gordon work in Gordon's garage and decipher the source code for the IBM computer.

Even though what they are doing is illegal, Joe has already anticipated some legal loopholes. Cardiff Electric's attorney figures out that the company can reverse engineer their own computer system if they meet certain criteria. One of these criteria is that they have to keep Joe and Gordon on the project. The other criteria is that they have to hire an outsider who has no prior knowledge of the project.

Joe recruits Cameron Howe to be the "outsider". The attorney for Cardiff Electric asks Cameron questions that are necessary to meet the legal requirements. He nods his head "No" to guide Cameron to answer "No" to the questions.

The executives at Cardiff Electric discuss IBM coming in and insist that everyone keep their stories straight. The episode ends with a group of IBM executives showing up at Cardiff Electric, with Gordon asking Joe what he is trying to prove.

Cast & Characters

Starring

Guest Starring

Uncredited

  • Daniel Collins as Arcade Attendee
  • Adam Drescher as Office Supervisor
  • Lisa Finlayson as Cardiff Administration
  • Gregory Hunter as Cardiff Engineer
  • Adam C. Johnson as Movie Theater Attendee
  • Jesse Kindred as Student
  • Barbra Prince as Shopper

Co-Starring


* The Maggie and Lillian Jones mystery - HACF

Featured Music

Trivia

  • The episodes title, I/O, stands for "Input/Output". An "Input" is the data received by a computer or related system, and the "Output" is the data sent from it.
  • Before the official series premiere, this episode was made available on AMC's Tumblr page on May 19th, 2014. It was the very first TV series to do this.
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