They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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TMBDOS! Episode 116: “Short Circuit” (1986), “Short Circuit 2″ (1988) & “Hackers” (1995).

February 20th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel are back, continuing on their (mostly) 1980s sci-fi theme to cover 1986's "Short Circuit" and the sequel from 1988 "Short Circuit 2". Then they jump into the 1990s to phreak-out with the cult classic "Hackers" (1995). There's a surprising amount of talk about the background of the hacker culture, and a lot of asides about all three films, including Lee's take on what "Short Circuit 2" should have actually been about. What they've watched as of late and a larger than usual amount of listener comments are read and responded to in an already longer-than-usual episode.

"Short Circuit" IMDB

"Short Circuit 2" IMDB

"Hackers" IMDB

Read "The Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling

Buy "Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution" by Steven Levy

Read about and watch "The Mystery of the Creepiest Television Hack"

Daniel's Patreon

Audio exerpt: live stand-up from Patton Oswalt's "Werewolves & Lollipops".

Featured Music: "Main Title" by David Shire; "Who's Johnny" by El deBarge; and "Voodoo People" by Prodigy.