January 22, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Call it the real revenge of the Nerds, but rather than Anthony Edwards, this version stars ER‘s Noah Wyle. Pirates of Silicon Valley (on TNT in May) traces the computer revolution through the mouses of Apple’s Steve Jobs (Wyle) and Microsoft deity Bill Gates (reintroducing Anthony Michael Hall!). ”Even people who aren’t computer savvy will appreciate this story,” says Wyle, 27. ”There isn’t one person on this planet who hasn’t been affected by what these guys started in their garages.”

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