My Tivo knows me too well. It recorded War Games, apparently earlier today.

Despite the facts that I have it on DVD and VHS, I've seen it over 50 times, there are commercials in this version and the language has been slightly altered, I'm watching it anyway. How could I resist such a classic hacker film?

I mean... really?

Posted by jzawodn at September 27, 2003 04:39 PM

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# Adam Trachtenberg said:

I am ashamed to say I have a framed War Games movie poster (a one sheet) sitting above my computer desk. It used to be in my office, but when I moved back to NYC, it I decided to hang it in the bedroom. I'm a super large geek.

on September 28, 2003 08:32 PM
# Kev Spencer said:

Oh my goodness, War Games is an absolute classic. I have a really warn out VHS copy that I really must replace with the DVD version.

on September 28, 2003 09:59 PM
# Courtney said:

tivo/replay rocks...

on September 29, 2003 01:04 PM
# Richy C. said:

Test of true geeks: Ask them in which film the phrase "joshua5" was used and what it was used to access (WOPR=War Operations Planned Response). Sigh. Got the movie on VHS and the book...

I think the reason it's liked so much is because it's actually believable - you don't get nice flying graphics through an acoustic coupler attached to a payphone (Hackers) and all systems aren't realiable on every other system (The Net) and it actually can take a bit of work to get into systems and not just "Password Override" commands and...Hell, it's just a good movie! ;)

on October 3, 2003 02:49 PM
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