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{{Infobox episode
| title = I/O
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| title = I/O
| season = 1
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| image = [[File:HACF-1.1.png|275px]]
| number = 1
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| season = 1
| image = Hacf1.png
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| number = 1
| imagewidth = 250
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| airdate = June 1, 2014
| running time= 48 Minutes
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| time = 48 Minutes
| airdate = June 1,2014
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| writer = [[Christopher Cantwell]]<br>[[Christopher C. Rogers]]
| writer = Christopher Cantwell
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| director = [[Juan Campanella]]
Christopher Rogers
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| rating = 1.19 Million
| director = Juan Campanella
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| previous = -
| previous = N/A
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| next = [[FUD]]
| next = [[FUD]]
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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 1<sup>st</sup>, 2014 on [[AMC]].
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== Synopsis ==
 
I/O is the first episode of Halt and Catch Fire on the AMC network. It first aired on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
 
   
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==Synopsis==
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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 better and cheaper. All he needs are the right people to help him accomplish this.''
   
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==Episode Overview==
   
== Story Line ==
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:''HALT AND CATCH FIRE (HCF):''
   
===Opening===
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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.''
   
=== Episode details ===
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:''Control of the computer could not be regained.''
The story begins with a man named Joe MacMillan speaking in an early 1980s college classroom. He guides a discussion on what computers will be able to do in ten years and asks questions to find out the computer skills and experience of the students in the classroom. A student named 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, Cardiff Electric employee, Gordon Clark's wife gets him out of jail.  He is living in a wreckless and depressed state because of things that went wrong with his previous computer engineering attempts.  Joe MacMillan gets on at Cardic Electric and makes contact with Gordon Clark.  Joe uses an article that Gordon got published in the past to harness Gordon's desire to make computers do more.
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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.
   
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 computer code for the IBM computer. 
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Meanwhile, computer engineer and [[Cardiff Electric]] employee [[Gordon Clark]] is bailed out of jail by [[Donna Clark|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.
   
This is actually illegal to do, but Joe anticpated some legal loopholes. The attorney for Cardiff Electric figures out that Cardiff Electric can pursue reverse engineering their own computer system if they meet certain criteria. One of the criteria is 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.
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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.
   
Joe recruits Cameron Howe to be the outsider who has no prior knowledge of the project. 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.
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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.
   
The executives at Cardiff Electric discuss IBM coming in and insist that everyone keep their stories straight. The episode ends with a lot of IBM executives showing up at Cardiff Electric and Gordon asking Joe what he is trying to prove.
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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.
=== New Characters Introduced ===
 
The following new characters were introduced with a significant role this week.
 
[[Joe Macmillan]] played by [[Lee Pace]] 10 episodes Season 1
 
[[Gordon Clark]] played by [[Scoot Mcnairy]] 10 episodes Season 1
 
[[Cameron Howe]] played by [[Mackenzie Davis]] 10 episodes Season 1
 
[[Donna Clark]] played by [[Kerry Bishé]] 10 episodes Season 1
 
[[John Bosworth]] played by [[Toby Huss]] 10 episodes Season 1
 
[[Joanie Clark]] played by [[Morgan Hinkleman]] 7 episodes Season 1
 
[[Haley Clark]] played by [[Alana Cavanaugh]] 7 episodes Season 1
 
[[Cardiff Engineer]] played by [[Gregory Hunter]] 6 episodes Season 1 (Uncredited all except Landfall #6){{cite}}
 
[[Barry Shields, Esq.]] played by [[Mike Pniewski]] 5 episodes Season 1
 
[[Nathan Cardiff]] played by [[Graham Beckel]] 3 episodes Season 1
 
   
===Actors of Special note:===
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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.
Per IMDb:
 
[[Joanie Clark]] played by [[Maggie Elizabeth Jones]] 1 episodes Season 1
 
[[Haley Clark]] played by [[Lillian Ellen Jones]] 1 episodes Season 1
 
   
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==Cast & Characters==
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{{Col-begin}}
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{{Col-2}}
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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]]
   
IMDb lists sisters [[Maggie Elizabeth Jones]] and [[Lillian Ellen Jones]] with credits for 1 episode ([[I/O]]) in season one, 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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:'''Guest Starring'''
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*David Wilson Barnes ''as'' Dale Butler
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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
   
[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 producer, 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?.
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:'''Uncredited'''
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!
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*Daniel Collins ''as Arcade Attendee''
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*Adam Drescher ''as Office Supervisor''
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*Lisa Finlayson ''as Cardiff Administration''
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*Gregory Hunter ''as Cardiff Engineer''
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*Adam C. Johnson ''as Movie Theater Attendee''
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*Jesse Kindred ''as Student''
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*Barbra Prince ''as Shopper''
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{{Col-2}}
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:'''Co-Starring'''
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*Maggie Elizabeth Jones ''as'' Joanie Clark*
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*[[Morgan Hinkleman]] ''as'' [[Joanie Clark]]
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*Lillian Ellen Jones ''as'' Haley Clark*
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*[[Alana Cavanaugh]] ''as'' [[Haley Clark]]
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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''
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*Barry Stoltze ''as Executive #1''
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*Robert Larriviere ''as Executive #2''
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*John Atwood ''as Vice President of Development''
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*John Michael Morris ''as Disgruntled Arcade Customer''
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*David Paul Lord ''as Arcade Manager''
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{{Col-end}}
   
 
==Featured Music==
 
==Featured Music==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_QRL3t9qyc Boomtown Rats - “Up All Night”] - (1981)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA7iGxV6rt4 Creedance Clearwater Revival - “Lodi”] - (1969)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFlq0mvTRB0 XTC - “Complicated Game”] - (1979)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcHL8efKKPE The Clash - “Magnificent Seven”] - (1980)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF34N4gJAKE Bonobo - “Cirrus”] - (2013)
   
Boomtown Rats - “Up All Night” (1981)
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==Videos==
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<gallery widths="335" position="center" spacing="small" captionsize="small" captionalign="center">
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Inside Episode 101 - I O|Inside Episode - "I/O"
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Talked About Scene - Episode 101 - I O|Talked About Scene - "I/O"
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</gallery>
   
Creedance Clearwater Revival - “Lodi” (1969)
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==Trivia==
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*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.
XTC - “Complicated Game” (1979)
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*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.
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The Clash - “Magnificent Seven” (1980)
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{{Navbox Episodes}}
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[[Category:Season 1 Episodes]]
Bonobo - “Cirrus” (2013)
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[[Category:Episodes]]
 
 
== References, Footnotes and Citations ==
 
<references/>
 
[[Category:S1Episodes]]
 

Latest revision as of 20:37, October 11, 2017

I/O
HACF-1.1
Season 1 • Episode 1
Episode Information
Air Date June 1, 2014
Run Time 48 Minutes
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Christopher C. Rogers
Directed by Juan Campanella
U.S. Rating 1.19 Million
Chronology
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- FUD
[Source]
"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.

SynopsisEdit

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

Episode OverviewEdit

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 & CharactersEdit

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
  • Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Joanie Clark*
  • Morgan Hinkleman as Joanie Clark
  • Lillian Ellen Jones as Haley Clark*
  • Alana Cavanaugh as Haley Clark
  • Louanne LaFortune as Maylene
  • Alec Magee as Dallas Deputy
  • Ed Amaturdo as Professor
  • Steven Reddington as Male Student
  • Barry Stoltze as Executive #1
  • Robert Larriviere as Executive #2
  • John Atwood as Vice President of Development
  • John Michael Morris as Disgruntled Arcade Customer
  • David Paul Lord as Arcade Manager

Featured MusicEdit

VideosEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 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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