Valley of the Boom

Valley of the Boom

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  • 1
Valley of the Boom is a wildly inventive look at the explosive, game-changing birth of Silicon Valley, from the browser wars of the early '90s through the 2001 dot-com bust. Starring Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris, the series mixes entertaining scripted drama with insightful documentary interviews, giving viewers a glimpse inside the rise, fall, and revival of tech.
Valley of the Boom is a wildly inventive look at the explosive, game-changing birth of Silicon Valley, from the browser wars of the early '90s through the 2001 dot-com bust. Starring Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris, the series mixes entertaining scripted drama with insightful documentary interviews, giving viewers a glimpse inside the rise, fall, and revival of tech.

Season 1 (7 episodes)

  • 0. Trailer

    Runtime: 2:54 min.

    Runtime: 2:54 min. This series follows the birth of Silicon Valley through the dot-com bust as the characters experience the rise, fall and revival of modern-day tech.

  • 1. Part 1: print (“hello world”)

    Original air date: 01/13/2019 Runtime: 42:53 min.

    Original air date: 01/13/2019 Runtime: 42:53 min. Jim Barksdale and team take the ever-expanding Netscape on a road show in search of potential investors. Stephan Paternot and Todd Krizelman struggle to secure financing for their virtual community platform, TheGlobe.com. Michael Fenne changes his physical appearance as he travels across the country to Southern California searching for new opportunities.

  • 2. Part 2: pseudocode

    Original air date: 01/13/2019 Runtime: 47:25 min.

    Original air date: 01/13/2019 Runtime: 47:25 min. Jim Barksdale (Bradley Whitford) leads Netscape through a successful IPO, making it the dominant browser on the market. Microsoft retaliates, sparking the browser wars. TheGlobe.com continues to grow and finally raises enough money to keep afloat. Michael Fenne (Steve Zahn) excitedly starts a new company that promises to deliver revolutionary streaming technology.

  • 3. Part 3: agile method

    Original air date: 01/20/2019 Runtime: 46:36 min.

    Original air date: 01/20/2019 Runtime: 46:36 min. With the browser wars in full swing, Microsoft attacks Netscape. In need of additional financing, TheGlobe.com team hesitates to bring on a potential investor, unconvinced he’ll be a good fit for the company. Using stolen tech, Michael Fenne (Steve Zahn) launches a new company called Pixelon.

  • 4. Part 4: priority inversion

    Original air date: 01/20/2019 Runtime: 46:49 min.

    Original air date: 01/20/2019 Runtime: 46:49 min. In the next strike in the browser wars, Microsoft bundles Internet Explorer with every new Windows PC, hitting Netscape hard. Stephan Paternot and Todd Krizelman run on fumes as they juggle IPO prep with managing their expanding startup. As Pixelon prepares for its massive live event iBash, Michael Fenne’s management style grows more erratic!

  • 5. Part 5: segfault

    Original air date: 01/27/2019 Runtime: 46:03 min.

    Original air date: 01/27/2019 Runtime: 46:03 min. Jim Barksdale (Bradley Whitford) takes drastic measures to reestablish Netscape as a cutting-edge innovator. TheGlobe.com struggles to maintain focus on virtual communities, and Pixelon launches iBash, a massive concert in Vegas with a star-studded lineup, as it introduces its revolutionary streaming technology to the world.

  • 6. Part 6: fatal error

    Original air date: 01/27/2019 Runtime: 47:57 min.

    Original air date: 01/27/2019 Runtime: 47:57 min. Jim Barksdale (Bradley Whitford) keeps up with the Microsoft antitrust case. Stephan Paternot (Dakota Shapiro) and Todd Krizelman (Oliver Cooper) are in the throes of trying to save TheGlobe.com as they discover some potentially damaging news. Pixelon’s investors and board members confront Michael Fenne (Steve Zahn), demanding an explanation about their failing tech.