Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Stock up on those rations and race to that bomb shelter, because it's Global Thermonuclear War! Or is it? Jay and Shua look back on 40 years of the classic movie WarGames with Matthew Broderick. 


WarGames not only kept us on the edge of our seat wondering if WW3 was about to start, but it also helped to shape policies and events in our nation’s government. Come with us as we revisit a dramatic 80s cold war movie.



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Enjoy Movies! 

1983 was a scary time in our country. We seemed to constantly be on pins and needles wondering if the Soviets were going to start an all-out nuclear war. But it was an exciting time too. The personal computer was making its way into our homes and giving us access to the outside world.


That is a brilliant recipe for a dramatic movie. Wargames became that movie, where a young computer hacker named David Lightman, played by a very young Matthew Broderick, who only had two acting credits to his name before this movie, unknowingly breaks into the military’s computer system and nearly starts World War 3.


It was very well executed and made us question the possibilities of the future. It even made President Reagan a little nervous. After watching it, he requested an investigation to research the dangers of hacking and how we could take precautions against it. 


And of course, it give Wade Watts an interesting challenge to accomplish in the Ready Player One novel by Earnest Cline. 

Have you experienced WarGames? Did you like experimenting with computers? Who, exactly, are you going to Paris with? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Greetings Professor Falken” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com


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