The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships? motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then, one day…
Classic Ads: Tron
Tron is a coin-operated arcade video game manufactured and distributed by Bally Midway in 1982. It is based on the Walt Disney Productions motion picture Tron released in the same year.
The game consists of four subgames inspired by the events of the science fiction film. It features some characters and equipment seen in the film, e.g. the Light Cycles, battle tanks, the Input/Output Tower. The game earned more money than the film’s initial release. [Wiki]
I see this, and I hear the distant echo of quarters dropped into coin slots.
(oh, and then I hear the theme in midi form!)
The new trailer for Tron: Uprising.
From io9: “Before Flynn’s son snuck onto the grid to rescue his electric guru father, there was a DayGlo uprising. Disney’s latest Tronanimated series — which features the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Lance Henriksen, and Paul Reubens — shows what happened leading up to the reign of Clu (a.k.a. Flynn’s program incarnation). This brand new trailer gives us a first look at the many programs on the Grid.”
Career Timeline: 1981 - TRON
Moebius is hired by Disney Studios to begin concept design work for TRON(released in 1982). He would also serve as a backup storyboard artist.
Why must this take my breath and make me pine for my Intellivision II and the pixel obsession that was Tron Deadly Discs?