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Cyberpunk Review » Tron
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Comments

January 28, 2006

Karolo said:

Great movie, great game.
Anyone plays Armagetron? http://armagetron.sourceforge.net/

SFAM said:

OH wow, no, hadn’t seen that. I did see Xirdalium’s a nice little entry on Tron 2.0 though. I need to give these games a whirl!

January 31, 2006

Terminal Reality said:

I remember I had played demo of Tron 2.0 once. It was good. And I have just download arnagetron. It’s fun. Thanks to Karolo for the cool stuff.

February 1, 2006

SFAM said:

Cool. I gotta get to armagetron…just about to go live with the forums though.

February 27, 2006

DoomAng3l said:

SFAM, heres another child, commenting with Crayons again.

SFAM said:

Ah, the benefits of success. I’ll see if I can put up with just deleting that kind of crap. Hopefully I can, and more importantly, hopefully Akismet starts helping - otherwise I have to go back to moderating comments, which significantly cuts them down. :(

DoomAng3l said:

Some people just have no manners, or suffer from adt in that guys case…. its a sad world ;)

May 16, 2006

Stormtrooper of Death said:

The computer grafix for the movie Tron were done by good old Cray II Supercomputer system. In those days the computer grafix of Tron were the best you could get.

By the way, did somebody play the computergame Tron II or Tron ?

SFAM said:

Hi Stormtrooper, check out Xirdalium’s entry on Tron 2.0.

June 26, 2006

Keith Perez said:

TRON was actually rendered on a Foonly F-1 which was a clone of a Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) PDP-10. The Foonly was produced by a company called Triple-I. DEC purchased the rights to the design and came out with a newer version of the PDP-10 they called the KL-10, which ran much faster than the previous model. Info on the Foonly is available on WikiPedia.

Rich Alderson said:

My friend Keith is a little confused. Foonly was the name of the company as well as the name of the computers that they manufactured. III (pronounced “Triple-I”) was a graphics terminal company that did the work on the TRON graphics, on a Foonly F-1.

The KL-10 is based on the never-built SuperFoonly designed by the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL), who were a major user of terminals from III, and a large PDP-10 site.

June 27, 2006

SFAM said:

Hi Keith and Rich, welcome to cyberpunkreview! Thanks for the background. Do either of you have a link to Tron’s background on that history of DEC computers site you link to above?

August 7, 2006

Adam Doub said:

I think this is one of the only films where our opinions GREATLY differ. I was never an avid Tron fan, even when seeing it when it was a fairly recent film. I think my good friend (Author of the infamous Cyberpunk Fakebook) Bart Nagel put it best :

“First use of great computer graphics in an idiotic movie.”

SFAM said:

Hi Adam, its nice to see a fellow Matrix Revolutions lover :)

But truly, if we only differ widely on a few movies, that’s sort of incredible. And I can certainly see someone being put off by the overly cheesy nature of Tron. I just happen to truly dig the innovative nature of this film.

ETM said:

I would never call TRON idiotic. That term is reserved for films that have far less greatness in them. And you can always label it a children’s film, which usually justifies silliness - I know it’s one of my fondest childhood movie experiences.

January 4, 2007

Dyltron3030 said:

Idiotic? This is a movie for children, and as child this movie was as big as it got. Adults watching and critizing this film are the idiotic ones.

Not “Cyberpunk” at all in my books since everything was so…clean.

l1zrdking said:

I loved Tron when I was a kid. I loved the arcade game just as much, but, I can’t say I’ve watched this movie in the last decade or more. But what I remember, I don’t think it would stand the test of time. Only one way to find out, off to bt sites. heh

January 5, 2007

Mr. Roboto said:

I’ve played the Tron arcade game… both of them! The second game was also from Midway and was called “Disks of Tron.” It was like the duel between Tron and Sark near the end, only on the elevated circular platforms. You just keep shooting disks at Sark until he derezes while avoiding his disks and other projectiles.

As for the movie’s graphics… definitely dated compared to what computer graphics are today. Even so, they still ape it. There’s a car commercial that looks like the light cycle battle. A link to it is in the Meatspace forums under the “Favorite Cyberpunk Scenes” topic. You may need to search for it, though.

March 10, 2008

Kris said:

Just saw one night screening of Tron at the Cinerama in Seattle. It was absolutely fantastic to see it again on the big screen and based on the audience’s reaction it has definitely withstood the test of time. If you go in with the understanding that this was made as a children’s movie by Disney in 1982 the “cheese” is hysterical. I can’t remember the last time I was in a movie that had the whole audience hooting and cheering right up to the credits!

“Who do you compute you are?” - classic.

End of Line.

January 12, 2009

April said:

My husband and I are big fans of this movie and we have an anniversary coming up…been looking for this movie for a long while. Does anyone know where I could purchase a copy?

January 17, 2010

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August 9, 2011

ISO 3166-2:f-i said:

so classic and funnily epic, i wanna watch it again.

April 20, 2012

Criticas de cine said:

One of my favorite movies of all time… Great Review :)

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