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Whiz Kids is an American science fiction adventure television series created by Philip DeGuere and Bob Shayne that originally aired on CBS from October 5, to June 2,lasting one season and consisting of 18 episodes. The minute series follows four high school tenth-graders portrayed by Matthew LaborteauxTodd PorterJeffrey Jacquet and Andrea Elson who use their sophisticated knowledge of computers to become amateur detectives, solving crimes and bringing perpetrators to justice.
Although the series experienced a notable backlash from critics for its portrayal of teenage computer hackersthe program garnered four Youth in Film Polska Från Medelpad - Arne Domnerus Sekstett* - Ja, Vi Älskar nominations for its Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids stars, as well as a fifth nomination as "Best New Television Series" of Philip DeGuere conceived Whiz Kids after recognizing the importance of computers in his Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids as a television producer and believed the "new" technology could make an interesting premise for a series.
Prior to the series' premiere in Octoberthe premise of teenage computer geniuses hacking into other computers was often compared to, and thought to have been inspired by, that of the film WarGameswhich had been released in May and became a hit during that summer.
However, DeGuere repeatedly stated that his idea for the show was originally conceived Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids and was subsequently validated when Time magazine named the computer its " Man of the Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids . After conceiving the idea inDeGuere spent months researching the technology and developing the premise before pitching it to CBS. CBS was impressed and green-lighted the series for a debut in the fall of that same year.
When explaining the decision to build the show around high school age characters, DeGuere stated, "We specifically cast them at an age where it would be fun to watch them grow. In A Soldiers Plea - The Alabama Singers - Spirituals: Negro Spiritual Music attempt to keep the innovative premise plausible, DeGuere hired a technical advisor and a computer analyst to supervise and provide input on the stories.
When describing the cutting-edge technology that would be depicted on the show, DeGuere stated, "We will be technically accurate without being boring. In Junefour months prior to the series premiere on CBS, the pilot sparked controversy after the it was screened for critics and the network's affiliates and advertisers. In response to criticism from advertisers, station owners, and critics, CBS executives had several meetings with the program's producers over the summer to emphasize that storylines should be changed so that access Heartbreakers - Lights Over Bridgeport - Good Grief other computers would be portrayed as being obtained "through legal means.
Specific plotlines were also developed to show the consequences of illegal activities. His parents are divorced, and his father works overseas as a telecommunications engineer to several firms. Richie is an advanced computer user and receives most of his equipment from his father, who acquires obsolete equipment that is scheduled to be scrapped. Richie collects this equipment and assembles it to form "Ralf", his pet name for his computer system. Ralf has multiple components and capabilities, including a camera which produces a facial identification system.
Richie and his teenage friends, Goodtime Charlie At The Big Washdown - Dave Pike Set* - Four Reasons / Album (Vinyl, LP, Album, LP, "Ham" Parker Todd PorterJeremy Saldino Jeffrey Jacquet and Alice Tyler Andrea Elson routinely encounter mysteries which they attempt to solve using Richie's computer skills and Ralf's power, often tapping into other computer systems, corporate, governmental and private.
The cases often involve money-hungry criminals working inside business corporations or government. Farley has a cantankerous but mutually beneficial relationship with Lieutenant Neal Quinn A Martinez who is head of the local detective unit.
In most episodes, the Eddie Calvert - The Man With The Golden Trumpet groups — the police mostly led by Quinnthe media usually Farleyand the Whiz Kids — all contribute to cracking a case and in bringing the criminals to justice. Their relationship is often conflicted, as Quinn must keep Farley from getting too much insider information, while Farley and Quinn both attempt to keep the teens Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids of danger.
However, Geile Tiere (Long Mix) - DJ Elin* - Geile Tiere case is never solved by one group alone, and they are all usually forced by circumstance to work together, each drawing from their own particular strengths and fields of expertise.
The series was concluded on 14 July Ralf itself or 'himself' as Richie's friends call it is a conglomeration of different machines and special effects work. In Episode 11, Richie complains that a potential Ralf-substitute does not have a disk drive, 42k, interrupts, or error correction, implying Ralf has at least these. A collection of 5. Ralf also has a modem. The pilot shows Ralf as having a digital camera and a bitmapped color graphics display.
Ralf's speech synthesis capabilities are also displayed in several episodes. Prior to the premiere episode, DeGuere described the technology behind Ralf's speech capabilities, saying "Ralf has a Votrax voice synthesizer chip.
When it 'talks', it's really a computer, not an actor's voice that viewers Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids hear. Activities engaged in by the teenagers on the series include war dialingediting hexadecimal machine code in a hex editorbrute force password crackingdenial-of-service attacksfacial recognitionspeech recognition and speech synthesisimage enhancement, social engineeringand even computer dating.
The series prominently features a variety of computer equipment from the s and s that act as props in the show. Several pioneer companies of the personal computer industry were listed in the credits as providing technical support.
Some are still around as of but many have disappeared. While electronic musical pieces make up most of the background music for the show, a number of riffs are based on classical music. The main theme is an arrangement of the first movement of Mozart 's Piano Concerto 21 in C Major, and excerpts play throughout the series. Rossini 's overture from the Barber of Seville is also used repeatedly.
Tschaikovsky 's 'Love Theme' from Romeo and Juliet is used in one episode to cue Richie's romantic involvements. The pilot received mixed to negative reviews, with most critics acknowledging that younger viewers would probably like the show, but expressing concern regarding the example s set for them. Chicago Tribune critic Marilynn Preson wrote, "Mostly it will be children and teens and young adults who may come to love Blasphemy - NunSlaughter - Hells Unholy Fire series [and] that's a big part of the problem.
New York Times critic John J. O'Connor Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids similarly, writing " Whiz Kids is a kiddie show, the kind of product that should be shown on Saturday mornings or late afternoons. Richie and his friends are constantly hopping on and off their bicycles as, with the help of a local newspaper reporter, they set about solving rather far-fetched mysteries.
Using such computer devices as "image recognition program," they "access" programs ranging from school schedules to Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids Southern California Title and Survey Commission. Coming on the heels of the recent movie WarGamesthat remains to be seen. Associated Press critic Fred Rothenberg echoed the sentiment, writing " Whiz Kids does not make a whimper on the sex-and-violence scale, yet it may be more dangerous to children than anything on television this season.
Even Im Leavin - Whiz Kids - Whiz Kids some of this law-breaking may be construed as adolescent pranks, and all of it is done in the name of crime-fighting, none of it serves well as TV role model behavior. Pittsburgh Press critic Barbara Holsopple perceived the same problems, writing "The season's most disturbing new series debuts tonight.
Before the hour is through, Whiz Kids glorifies theft by computer, breaking and entering, and car theft by underage drivers. It makes heroes of its young criminals. It's [ sic ] premise is rooted in the message that anybody's computer system is fair game so long as the end justifies the means. And with an 8 P. Montreal Gazette writer Mike Boone gave the series premiere its one positive review, writing "To enjoy Whiz Kids — and I think a lot of people will — viewers will have to suspend disbelief and buy the show's rather far-out premise.
Although it was a murder story, the debut episode was admirably devoid of real violence. And viewers of all ages who are intrigued by computers are going to love watching Ralf do his stuff. When you consider the types of TV programs aimed at young viewers in recent seasons, Whiz Kids represents a giant leap forward in intelligence and sophistication.
It is one of the better shows of the new season. In an interview published in the February issue of Starlogseries co-creator and executive producer Philip DeGuere responded to the controversies and criticism leveled at the show, stating "My show has received a great deal of criticism which has offended me.
Some people think that a teenager-who-does-something is a much more potent role model for teenagers than an adult. Despite the Little Richie - Various - Attack Of The 50-Foot Riffs! from adult critics, the series established its young stars, particularly Matthew Laborteaux and Todd Porteras popular teen idols of the mids, with pinups and articles appearing in numerous teen magazines, including 16 magazineBop and Teen Beatamong others.
Prompted by reader response to the year-old, in the spring of Teen Beat reported of Porter's newfound popularity, writing "With the success of Whiz Kids[Porter's] life as an average American kid is over. Now, he's going to have to deal with the problems and bonuses of being a genuine teen heartthrob. In the episode, entitled "Fly the Alibi Skies", the adolescent crime-solvers use Ralf to assist the Simon brothers in capturing a murderer by hacking into a computer network linked to the San Diego International Airport.
The release contains only 13 of the 18 episodes: and The conversion to PAL was poorly done and there is a lot of frame blending and chroma flickering. Both French and the original English audio are included except on episodes 8, 9, and 11 from disk 3 which have only French audio. The opening credits have been retitled in French.
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