• 71%
    8 votes
  • Rate this season
    What did you think?
  • 4.2k
  • 17.4k
  • 14.2k
  • 8

Valley of the Boom

Season 1 2019

  • 2019-01-14T02:00:00+00:00 on National Geographic (US)
  • 43 mins
  • 4 hours, 36 mins (6 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Documentary

The insanely true story of the epic browser wars told by the really smart people who were there. This mostly scripted series weaves in select documentary elements that help tell the true inside story of the internet’s formative years.

6 episodes

1x01 print (“hello, world”)

  • Series Premiere

    2019-01-14T02:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

While trying to gain momentum for a potential IPO, Andreessen and team take the ever-expanding Netscape on a Road Show in search for potential investors, proving the internet is real and here to stay. Paternot and Krizelman struggle to secure financing for their virtual community platform, TheGlobe.com. Fenne changes his appearance as he travels through southern California searching for new opportunities.

1x02 pseudocode

  • 2019-01-14T02:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

Thanks to the influx of cash from a successful IPO, Netscape dominates the browser market, which catches the attention of Microsoft; TheGlobe.com continues to grow; Fenne starts a new company that features revolutionary streaming technology.

1x03 agile method

  • 2019-01-21T02:00:00+00:00 — 46 mins

With the need for additional funding, TheGlobe.com hesitates to bring in a potential investor, not convinced that it will be a good fit; using stolen technology, Fenne launches a new company called Pixelon with the help of a new investment company.

1x04 priority inversion

  • 2019-01-21T02:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

In its latest attack, Microsoft includes Internet Explorer on all new Windows computers, hitting Netscape hard; Paternot and Krizelman juggle the preparation of the initial public offering with the management of the start of its expansion.

1x05 segfault

  • 2019-01-28T02:00:00+00:00 — 46 mins

Netscape takes drastic measures to return the company to its status as a leader in innovation; Paternot and Krizelman fight to keep TheGlobe.com focused on virtual communities; Pixelon presents its revolutionary streaming technology to the world.

1x06 fatal error

  • 2019-01-28T02:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

Andreessen adapts to AOL, while Barksdale is aware of Microsoft's antitrust case; Paternot and Krizelman discover potentially damaging news; Pixelon investors and board members face Fenne and demand an explanation about the failed technology.