War Games

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Wed Sep 24 00:28:03 1997

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Anthony Clifton wrote:

> It's like Whiz Kids (anyone remember that show featuring the same kid who
> played Albert on Little House on the Prairie with computers and hackers?)
> on CBS in maybe 84 or 85. In the opening to the show they pan around

Yeah, I wish they would show re-runs of that on cable or something. It
would be fun to see all the old hardware they used. I only saw a few
episodes of that show. The only scene I remember is Albert (of course
not his character name in the Whiz Kids show) using his computer to drive
a robot arm to position a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in front of
his mouth so he could take a bite out of it. Very nerdy!

> Speaking of which, I would LOVE to have copies of episodes of Whiz Kids.
> I have virtually every hacker/computer movie ever made, except a few. In
> addition, I'd like to have episodes of Riptide on tape, which also
> featured a hacker as a main character along with a goofy robot. No
> Knight Rider thank you...intelligent cars just don't trip my trigger.

They used displays from Atari 2600 driving games in that stupid KITT car,
and sound effects from the 2600 version of PacMan. I would love to have
the episodes of Whiz Kids on tape too. I was trying to find a _War
Games_ for sale at the video store yesterday but they didn't have one.

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