104 – TRON


Way back in 1982 we really knew nothing about computers, and that was extremely evident when the TRON was released. But the idea of there being living, active, human like programs living in there was something that we as kids loved. With Flynn and TRON fighting the MCP, the super cool lightcycles, and the use of actual computer generated effects it was hard not to duct tape your frisbee to your back and pretend your bike was leaving a wall of solid light behind it. Toss in the arcade game and you had an entire summer to simmer in TRONish goodness.

Come 2010, we know how computers work, digital effects are commonplace, and we don’t even know where our frisbees are. Then TRON: Legacy gets released, giving us another look into the Grid, and with it the obligatory video games and toys. Does the story hold? Do we still love the idea of programs existing as beings in our hard drives? Do we still have a data disk taped to our back?

Find out this week in the TRON show!

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