Unforeseen adversaries and new complications threaten to derail all that the Cardiff Electric team has worked for at COMDEX.

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With no money except the $11,000 they could get selling Joe's sports car, Joe, Gordon, Cameron and Donna drive to COMDEX in Las Vegas in the Clarks' station wagon. Despite the bad publicity that Cardiff Electric has received because of the embezzlement, they believe it is still publicity that will generate buzz about their sheer presence, let alone what they might have to offer. They just have to play the part that everything is still running smoothly, which means presenting a façade of corporate wealth. But they find that Cardiff Electric's frozen bank account has caused some problems in securing both their hotel suite and convention floor space. Being that they are in Las Vegas, they believe that they may be able to overcome issue after issue with a little smoke and mirrors. But one obstacle they face threatens their entire existence at COMDEX, one that will make them individually and collectively decide what is best for the here and now possibly at the sacrifice of certain ... Written by Huggo

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When Joe ventures to get some ice for the champagne, he enters a room where a Macintosh Plus is on display. The keyboard is clearly disconnected, as the Plus keyboard is plugged into the front of the unit. See more »

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Still on Fire
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Like the subject matter, this episode is an achievement....
22 August 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

"We're married. We've already jumped" is merely one line of dialog taken from an episode that has more in common with the writing in Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM than any other series I am aware of. This extraordinary episode has more emotional highs than Rocky and, coincidentally, was rolled out just about the same time that (a) a SEASON 2 was green-lighted; and (b) the press twigged to the fact that HACF is in fact loosely based on a real story, namely, the story of how Compaq came from nowhere and "exploited" a "vulnerability" in IBMs original PC (namely that in a rush to market their skunkworks had used off the shelf, non protected, components. IBM would later try to correct the error with PS/2 but would fail to stop the compatibility revolution).

An incredible episode in a ground-breaking series. All the actors are extraordinary but the scenes between newcomer ("Lana Turner discovery") Mackenzie Davis and Lee Pace are unforgettable. Pace could read the phone book and make it interesting. Davis has an extraordinary face that the camera simply cannot get enough of -- she always seems about to burst into tears, or a smile, and the viewer never knows which.

Wow.


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