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'Halt and Catch Fire' depicts the early days of the PC revolution
'Halt and Catch Fire' depicts the early days of the PC revolution

In a stark Studio City office building in February, a team of six writers was huddled around a conference table breaking the season finale script of what AMC hopes to be its baton-carrying, zeitgeisty drama — "Halt and Catch Fire." The freshman series with the confounding computer code title — which gets explained in the season opener — is set in the 1980s during the bygone rise of the personal computer in Texas' Silicon Prairie, the drab, often overlooked stepsister to Silicon Valley. At its center is a rebel team that dares to challenge reigning tech giant IBM with their own vision of a computer. Lee Pace (of "Pushing Daisies," "The...

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