Go Back to the Viral Video of the 90s with VALLEY OF THE BOOM!
In honor of National Geographic’s new limited series, Valley of the Boom (which premieres January 13, 2019), we here is the fun new teaser promo that takes us back into the high-tech world of streaming video in 1995 (remember that dial-up noise!) and one of the first ever viral videos, the 3D rendered “dancing baby!”
Executive produced by Matthew Carnahan and Arianna Huffington, and starring Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn, and Lamorne Morris, Valley of the Boom tells the true inside story of the internet’s fascinating formative years – the meteoric rise and cataclysmic burst of the dot-com bubble! Social networking before Facebook, browsing before Google, and streaming video before YouTube!
Valley of the Boom – Premieres Sunday, January 13 at 9/8c on National Geographic
Silicon Valley spawned some of the world’s most influential people and recognizable brands during the 1990s and attracted geniuses and charlatans alike. It’s also where the new phenomenon of the overnight tech millionaire was born. Using a blend of narrative devices and interviews with the real subjects and experts woven into scripted drama, showrunner, creator, director and executive producer Matthew Carnahan (“House of Lies”) charts the meteoric rise and cataclysmic burst of the dot-com bubble. The series will premiere Sunday, January 13 at 9/8c on National Geographic.
From STX Entertainment, Valley of the Boom is also executive produced by Arianna Huffington and is set to premiere on National Geographic this winter. The new six-part limited series features an unconventional hybrid of scripted storytelling and documentary interviews with the key players whose stories are dramatized in the show.
In the series, Carnahan follows the turbulent ride of three different companies whose founders were trying to change the world using the new technology of the internet. Before Google, Netscape pioneered the first commercial web browser and launched the “browser wars” with Microsoft. Before Facebook, theglobe.com was a rapidly expanding social networking site built by dreamers on a college campus. And before YouTube, a con artist on the run from the FBI reinvented himself in Silicon Valley to start a streaming video company called Pixelon, resulting in an entrepreneurial rise and fall almost too insane to be believed.