The computer world has evolved a lot since we last entered the grid in the 1982 film Tron. But the result, Tron Legacy, isn’t accurate compared to today’s popular technologies. Jeremy Vinar and Mike Fahmie imagine what the inside of the game should really look like in Tron Legacy.
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Okay, this is so frigging cool. Parker Brothers Choppers in Florida have made ten working, life size Light Cycles just like the ones in TRON: Legacy. They don’t leave a trail of light or anything like that, and it doesn’t look like they can actually turn, but they’re tangible and not on The Grid so that’s good enough for us. Oh, and you can buy one if you have $55,000 to spare.
Please note the photo above is not of the actual bike. You’ll have to hit the jump to see a video of these babies in action as well as read all their vital statistics. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 by David Chen
This week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley discuss the pleasures of surrendering your intellectual property to Amazon, offer their thoughts on the trailers for Source Code, Green Lantern, and Cowboys and Aliens, and announce the winners of the Scott Pilgrim contest(!). Special guest Dave Gonzales joins us from Latino Review.
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We’ve been hearing rumblings of a possible Tron: Legacy theme park ride for a while now. In fact, the day before I visited the Vancouver Canada set of the film, Disney Imagineers were on set taking a look at the concept art, sound-stages, weapons, props and who knows what else. At the time we only knew that the imagineers were very excited about the possibilities. We’ve since seen Tron monorails added to the Walt Disney World resort in Florida and a ElicTRONica party experience and World of Clolor TRONcore in Disney California Adventure.
The film doesn’t hit theaters until December, but the Disney execs seem pretty high on the film, already developing sequels, greenlit an animated television series, and are pushing a heavy amount of merchandise. There is a lot riding on this film, and Disney is already planning their follow-up moves. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they are pushing the development of a Tron Legacy theme park ride to the next level.
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TRON: Legacy is now just under two months away. With October 28 being “TRON Night” across the country, as multiple IMAX screens screen 20 minutes of the new film, it seems like a good time to ask, “Where’s the inevitable Blu-ray release of the original TRON?” There was once talk of not only a Blu-ray release but maybe even a small theatrical re-release timed with TRON: Legacy’s December 17 opening. Time is now running short, though, and it seems like even with all the money being spent on creating and marketing this new version of TRON, the original is kind of getting the shaft. And guess what? It might be our fault. Read More »
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Tonight Disney will launch their Tron: Legacy Disneyland California Adventure theme park area, the nighttime dance party/experience called ElecTRONica. We’ve shown you concept images of the planned experience in the past, but what does it really look like? Last night Disneyland held a pre-night test of the experience, and thankfully fans brought their cameras. Hit the jump to see ElecTRONica.
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Ever since the first test footage from Tron Legacy premiered at Comic-Con three years ago, Disney fans have been talking up the idea of the Mouse House introducing a new Tron ride at the Disneyland/Disney World theme parks. I’ve told you previously that Disney Imagineers were visiting the set just days before I stepped foot on the End of Line Club soundstage. Disney decided to skin the Monorails in Orlando, transforming them into light bikes, to promote the upcoming movie release. And we’ve heard rumors of a Flynn’s Arcade in Tomorrowland, a revamp of the old People Movers and even a new Tron Legacy ride. These are just rumors, we don’t know what is true or now.
Last month we got confirmation that Tron Legacy will have a presence in the Disneyland theme parks. And now we have a first look at some of the concept art for ElecTRONica.
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Today’s TeeFury T-shirt of the Day is a cool Tron parody design titled “End of Line” created by London-based artist Matt Dearden.
“All traffic offenders will be subject to immediate de-resolution!”
As with any of Teefuy’s designs, the t-shirt will only be available today, and today only (Thursday, September 2nd 2010). The good news is that you can purchase one for only $9 plus shipping.
Ript Apparel‘s t-shirt of the day is a Tron parody design titled “Light Cycle Accident”. Designed by New York City-based artist Nathan W. Pyle, the graphic tee explains what happens when two light cycles have an accident in the computer world. The 4-color design is printed on Navy tee. The good news is the t-shirt is only $10. The bad news is it is only available today, and today only (sales will stop at midnight eastern on Wednesday night).
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