History YMMV / WarGames

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
19th Nov '15 5:29:14 PM ThallianGold
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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']].
15th Nov '15 9:40:16 AM ThallianGold
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** Falken predicts that bees were likeliest to replace humanity in the event of a nuclear war. 25 years later, bees started dying in droves...



* {{Sequelitis}}: Most people have no idea that a sequel was made. This is a [[FanonDiscontinuity very good thing]]. Filmed a full two decades after the original, ''The Dead Code'' features only one returning character, played by a different actor (two if you consider WORP/Joshua), and has little to do with the original film outside of a handful of connections. It also features some of the worst writing and acting ever committed to celluloid.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Most people have no idea that a sequel was made. This is a [[FanonDiscontinuity very good thing]]. Filmed a full two decades after the original, ''The Dead Code'' features only one returning character, played by a different actor (two if you consider WORP/Joshua), WOPR/Joshua), and has little to do with the original film outside of a handful of connections. It also features some of the worst writing and acting ever committed to celluloid.
9th Jul '15 6:44:18 PM Premonition45
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** Recently, Russia installed an automated response system that will order a retaliatory strike without human intervention, called the "Dead Hand" or "Perimeter System", which has been criticised as vulnerable to hacking, a very disturbing case of LifeImitatesArt.

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** Recently, In 2015, Russia installed an automated response system that will order a retaliatory strike without human intervention, called the "Dead Hand" or "Perimeter System", which has been criticised as vulnerable to hacking, a very disturbing case of LifeImitatesArt.
7th Mar '15 9:51:35 PM maxwellsilver
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** Recently, Russia installed an automated response system that will order a retaliatory strike without human intervention, called the "Dead Hand" or "Perimeter System", which has been criticised as vulnerable to hacking, a very disturbing case of LifeImitatesArt.
8th Jan '15 1:13:23 PM maxwellsilver
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** It's a rare movie that does it without demonizing anyone on either side or reducing them to [[StrawCharacter cliché stereotypes]].

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** It's a rare movie that does it without demonizing anyone on either side or reducing them to [[StrawCharacter cliché clichéd stereotypes]].



** For that matter, using your kid's name as a password is just as bad. Anyone who got caught doing something so obvious at the real [=NORAD=] would most likely be fired outright, if not prosecuted for endangering national security. Falken only gets away with it in the movie because its an unauthorized backdoor that NORAD doesn't know about.

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** For that matter, using your kid's name as a password is just as bad. Anyone who got caught doing something so obvious at the real [=NORAD=] would most likely be fired outright, if not prosecuted for endangering national security. Falken only gets away with it in the movie because its it is an unauthorized backdoor that NORAD doesn't know about.
8th Jan '15 1:09:15 PM maxwellsilver
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** It's a rare movie that does it without demonizing anyone on either side or reducing them to [[StrawCharacter cliche' stereotypes]].

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** It's a rare movie that does it without demonizing anyone on either side or reducing them to [[StrawCharacter cliche' cliché stereotypes]].
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