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  • Garibaldi's Hair
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    Originally posted by LessonInMachismo View Post
    We played TRON with flying discs for months afterward.
    Frisbees have never been so cool, before or since ...

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  • Dr Maturin
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    Originally posted by Capt.Montoya View Post
    Also, Brave New World keeps getting re-published, so even if its message fell flat I wouldn't call it irrelevant (at least not as literature).
    Nothing wrong with a story that doesn't have a message to it. In fact, sometimes I prefer it that way. Besides, the book can still be used as a learning tool, albeit in other ways.

    Oh, yeah, this is about TRON....

    I think it was a great movie, the idea of digitizing people was silly (even for the nerdy pre-teen I was back then), but the story was OK, and the effects!!
    The Visual Effects were amazing!
    Now they might look cheesy and outdated, but for 1982!
    It was huge for us kids, because Ataris were becoming household fixtures and video games were the future. A movie about being INSIDE the games was a cool concept. We played TRON with flying discs for months afterward.

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  • Capt.Montoya
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    Originally posted by LessonInMachismo View Post
    ... the literary forebearer of all anti-technology media, Brave New World fell flat and isn't relevant at all. ....
    I believe the literary forebear of anti-technology was Frankenstein, as evidenced by the "franken-" prefix used by anti-science and anti-technology organizations like Greenpiss.
    One might argue that the actual literary forebear was the story of The Golem, but that doesn't stand for a simple reason: a much greater number of editions of Frankenstein in many languages all over the world.

    Also, Brave New World keeps getting re-published, so even if its message fell flat I wouldn't call it irrelevant (at least not as literature).


    Oh, yeah, this is about TRON....

    I think it was a great movie, the idea of digitizing people was silly (even for the nerdy pre-teen I was back then), but the story was OK, and the effects!!
    The Visual Effects were amazing!
    Now they might look cheesy and outdated, but for 1982!

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  • Dr Maturin
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    Originally posted by LessonInMachismo View Post
    And David Warner!

    TRON is awesome. I have loved Boxleitner ever since.
    I just wanted to clarify that TRON was awesome because it looked really neat and had some classic cheese in it.

    The silly -- if not overt -- "message" totally failed, just as the literary forebearer of all anti-technology media, Brave New World fell flat and isn't relevant at all. At least TRON didn't try to be too preachy with the message. It was mindless fun. That is all.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    Bruce Boxleitner and Peter Jurissic
    And David Warner!

    TRON is awesome. I have loved Boxleitner ever since.

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  • frulad
    started a topic Happy 25th Anniversary TRON!

    Happy 25th Anniversary TRON!

    Yesterday, July 9, markedt he 25th anniversary of the release of TRON. Not only did the film pioneer the use of computer effects that would make Babylon 5 possible, it starred John Sheridan and Londo! Errr... Bruce Boxleitner and Peter Jurissic. (SP, I know...)

    Happy birthday TRON!

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