History YMMV / WarGames

23rd Apr '18 11:30:18 AM Premonition45
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* OneSceneWonder: John Spencer and Creator/MichaelMadsen as the missile technicians at the start of the movie. "Turn your key, sir."
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/MichaelMadsen is the technician at the beginning who says, "Turn your key, sir!", and he's saying it to [[Series/TheWestWing Leo McGarry]].

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* OneSceneWonder: John Spencer Creator/JohnSpencer and Creator/MichaelMadsen as the missile technicians at the start of the movie. "Turn your key, sir."
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/MichaelMadsen [[Film/ReservoirDogs Mr. Blonde]] is the technician at the beginning who says, "Turn your key, sir!", and he's saying it to [[Series/TheWestWing [[Series/ReservoirDogs Leo McGarry]].McGarry]]
2nd Mar '18 8:10:02 AM Angeldeb82
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* HliariousInHindsight: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:the master computer says of the "Thermonuclear War" game, "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."]] Almost 35 years later, ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' would repeat that mantra due to [[spoiler:BigBad Monika manipulating the game files and tricking the three girls into killing themselves, all while corrupting the game in the process, so that she can spend time with the player alone until they can find a way to delete her character file]].

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* HliariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:the master computer says of the "Thermonuclear War" game, "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."]] Almost 35 years later, ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' would repeat that mantra due to [[spoiler:BigBad Monika manipulating the game files and tricking the three girls into killing themselves, all while corrupting the game in the process, so that she can spend time with the player alone until they can find a way to delete her character file]].
2nd Mar '18 8:09:45 AM Angeldeb82
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* HliariousInHindsight: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:the master computer says of the "Thermonuclear War" game, "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."]] Almost 35 years later, ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' would repeat that mantra due to [[spoiler:BigBad Monika manipulating the game files and tricking the three girls into killing themselves, all while corrupting the game in the process, so that she can spend time with the player alone until they can find a way to delete her character file]].
2nd Mar '18 7:58:03 AM Angeldeb82
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Joshua's reaction to David's use of the backdoor password is to assume that David is Professor Falken, but Falken's assumed dead and hasn't been in contact with Joshua for the better part of a decade -- [[GoMadFromTheIsolation an eternity in computer time]]. This partly explains why Joshua's so eager to continue the simulation no matter what, since Joshua is implied to have had little interaction with anyone in the intervening years, and is now trying to [[DaddyIssues impress his 'father']].
* Both Sides have a Point: McKittrick definitely has a point that the entire complex defense network is completely useless if both men in the silos don't turn their keys. If 22% do not that's pretty serious. But General Berringer justifiably doesn't want it all entrusted to an unproven system. To say nothing that it also undermines the entire point of ensuring one person alone cannot launch a missile.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Joshua's reaction to David's use of the backdoor password is to assume that David is Professor Falken, but Falken's assumed dead and hasn't been in contact with Joshua for the better part of a decade -- [[GoMadFromTheIsolation an eternity in computer time]]. This partly explains why Joshua's so eager to continue the simulation no matter what, since Joshua is implied to have had little interaction with anyone in the intervening years, and is now trying to [[DaddyIssues [[FreudianExcuse impress his 'father']].
* Both Sides have a Point: McKittrick definitely has a point that the entire complex defense network is completely useless if both men in the silos don't turn their keys. If 22% do not that's pretty serious. But General Berringer justifiably doesn't want it all entrusted to an unproven system. To say nothing that it also undermines the entire point of ensuring one person alone cannot launch a missile.
'father']].



* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/MichaelMadsen is the technician at the beginning who says, "Turn your key, sir!", and he's saying it to [[Series/TheWestWing Leo [=McGarry=].]]

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/MichaelMadsen is the technician at the beginning who says, "Turn your key, sir!", and he's saying it to [[Series/TheWestWing Leo [=McGarry=].]]McGarry]].
1st Mar '18 9:43:55 AM teachzebra
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* Both Sides have a Point: McKittrick definitely has a point that the entire complex defense network is completely useless if both men in the silos don't turn their keys. If 22% do not that's pretty serious. But General Berringer justifiably doesn't want it all entrusted to an unproven system. To say nothing that it also undermines the entire point of ensuring one person alone cannot launch a missile.
3rd Oct '17 10:26:11 PM appealus
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''[=WarGames=]: Defcon One'''s entire soundtrack, courtesy of Tommy Tallarico.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''[=WarGames=]: Defcon One'''s entire soundtrack, courtesy of [[Music/TommyTallarico Tommy Tallarico.Tallarico]].
20th Jul '17 10:51:49 AM ClintEastwood
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/MichaelMadsen is the technician at the beginning who says, "Turn your key, sir!", and he's saying it to [[Series/TheWestWing Leo [=McGarry=].]]
20th Jun '17 8:25:09 PM TinMan
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* OneSceneWonder: John Spencer and Creator/MichaelMadsen as the missile technicians at the start of the movie. "Turn your key, sir."
3rd Jun '17 6:33:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Joshua's reaction to David's use of the backdoor password is to assume that David is Professor Falken, but Falken's assumed dead and hasn't been in contact with Joshua for the better part of a decade -- [[GoMadFromTheIsolation an eternity in computer time]]. This partly explains why Joshua's so eager to continue the simulation no matter what, since Joshua is implied to have had little interaction with anyone in the intervening years, and is now trying to [[DaddyIssues impress his 'father']].

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Joshua's reaction to David's use of the backdoor password is to assume that David is Professor Falken, but Falken's assumed dead and hasn't been in contact with Joshua for the better part of a decade -- [[GoMadFromTheIsolation an eternity in computer time]]. This partly explains why Joshua's so eager to continue the simulation no matter what, since Joshua is implied to have had little interaction with anyone in the intervening years, and is now trying to [[DaddyIssues impress his 'father']].
29th Jul '16 6:58:17 PM rjd1922
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* ValuesResonance: whilst pretty much averted with the nuclear issues (not as obviously relevant as in the Cold War, and to be fair the dangers of all-out nuclear war are so well-worn the [[AnAesop relevant aesop]] is pretty much into CaptainObviousAesop territory), the dangers presented by computer security threats are even more pertinent to the present than they were in TheEighties now that EverythingIsOnline, and talk of cyber-warfare abounds. It is obvious from the ValuesDissonance example above that many of the basic security mistakes mentioned above are sadly still with us today, too. Whether the idea of the maverick hacker ultimately showing up the military's flaws is relevant in these days of certain high-profile whistleblowers has any resonance however, is uncertain.

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* ValuesResonance: whilst Whilst pretty much averted with the nuclear issues (not as obviously relevant as in the Cold War, and to be fair the dangers of all-out nuclear war are so well-worn the [[AnAesop relevant aesop]] is pretty much into CaptainObviousAesop territory), the dangers presented by computer security threats are even more pertinent to the present than they were in TheEighties now that EverythingIsOnline, and talk of cyber-warfare abounds. It is obvious from the ValuesDissonance example above that many of the basic security mistakes mentioned above are sadly still with us today, too. Whether the idea of the maverick hacker ultimately showing up the military's flaws is relevant in these days of certain high-profile whistleblowers has any resonance however, is uncertain.



!! Tropes found in the videogame adaptations include:

* AwesomeMusic: ''[=WarGames=]: Defcon One'''s entire soundtrack, courtesy of Tommy Tallarico.
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames

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!! Tropes found in the videogame video game adaptations include:

* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''[=WarGames=]: Defcon One'''s entire soundtrack, courtesy of Tommy Tallarico.
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames
SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames
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