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TRON Comic Issue 2 Not Delayed To December! (UPDATED)

By TronFAQ on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 9:46 PM
According to SLG Publishing's site, Issue #2 of TRON: The Ghost In The Machine has been delayed yet again to December.

The issue has been delayed five times in a row. It was originally supposed to have come out in July. I'm at a loss for words at this point.


November 3rd UPDATE: Landry Walker (one of the writers of the comic) has just informed me that the production schedule on SLG's site is in error. Issue #2 is still set for a November release, and Issue #3 will appear in December.
 

TRON Costume On The Screen Savers

By TronFAQ on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 10:52 AM

It's the Attack of the YouTube videos! (Anyone still watching G4 TV might get a chuckle out of that. I think.)

This video seems to have been posted by Paul Baumgaertner, just in time for Halloween. Paul is the most well-known creator of a TRON costume, after Jay "The TRON Guy" Maynard.

In the video, we see his appearance on The Screen Savers from a couple of years ago, while in costume. This was back when The Screen Savers was still on G4, and Kevin Rose was still a host. (Damn you, Comcast, for ruining TechTV!) Jay's costume is also briefly talked about.
 

TRON Animation For Sci-Fi UK

By TronFAQ on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 3:12 AM

I came across a video on YouTube, that was created as an advertisement for the UK version of the Sci-Fi Channel. This animation was inspired by TRON, as will become evident when you watch it.

The video had a link to the video creator's blog site, where he explains the making of it. You can find out more for yourself, by visiting The Gagaman Is In. It's quite cool to read the creative process that goes into an animation like this. And the animation itself is very creative. Nicely done!
 

Update To 4 vs. 1 Derez Map Coming Soon

By TronFAQ on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 12:55 AM
I'm late with this update. Really late. And most of you probably know about this already. But for those that don't . . .

Xistence is preparing an update for his 4 vs. 1 Derez map, which is also now called The Pit. This map was never completely finished, as some of you might have already guessed. The completed version will feature the holding cells as seen in the film, and ICP AI opponents guarding them.

Sample screenshots from The Pit

There's no release date for this map. But I still thought it was worth bringing to the attention of those who weren't aware of it, as another project to look forward to.
 

Mac DA/DM Map Pack Updated

By TronFAQ at 12:33 AM
The Disc Arena and Derez Mac map pack has been updated.

Changes in Mac DA/DM Map Pack
Airstrike UPDATED
CLU Dispatch ADDED

There is also a new, specially prepared version of the Capture the Bit (aka CTB2 TDM) Team Derez map available. Because of the nature of this map — which is also a mod, at the same time — it has been kept separate from the DA/DM map pack.

Both map updates are available in the All TRON 2.0 Files section.
 

VH1 "I Love the 80's" TRON Segment

By TronFAQ on Friday, October 13, 2006 at 5:32 PM

This is a clip from VH1's I Love the 80's program, where celebrities from the 80's and today discuss what they think about the movie TRON. It's interesting to see how many of the celebs liked the film, and "get it". Only one of them really hated it.

Better hurry and watch the clip before it possibly disappears, though. Now that Google owns YouTube, they've started cracking down on any videos that come from media sources.
 

Boxhat Having Further Troubles

By TronFAQ on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 11:54 PM
The Boxhat site has been intermittently going down and coming back up, during the last 48 hours. If you can't get through at first, keep trying.

The continual problems Boxhat has been experiencing the past few months, is due to poor service from the hosting company. It seems the only way to eliminate these issues is for Bigred to switch to another host, but the company is making that difficult for him the last I heard.

Hopefully he will be able to switch hosts soon, and eliminate the problems once and for all.
 

Syd Mead Interview

By TronFAQ on Friday, October 06, 2006 at 3:22 PM
As mentioned on the home page for director Joaquin Montalvan's documentary, Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead: an interview with Syd has appeared on the Pasadena Weekly web site.

The interview briefly talks about Syd's careeer, as well as the documentary. There is also brief mention that the documentary will become available for purchase, next year. Seems like distributors are interested in making the film available on DVD. Which is great news.
 

New Honda Commercial Pays Homage To TRON

By TronFAQ on Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 6:11 PM
Normally, I prefer not to copy news headlines that have already been featured on another major TRON site, but this was just too cool to pass up.

DaveTRON posted a link to a video on TRON-Sector, sent to him by Richard Taylor (who I suspect may have even contributed to the commercial, in some way). You'll need QuickTime to see it.

This Honda Civic ad kicks some serious ass!

October 6th UPDATE: The site Digit Online has an article discussing the creation of this ad.

Click here or on the picture to see the commercial
 

TRON Comic Issue 2 Delayed Once More To November

By TronFAQ on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 at 3:17 PM
According to the latest update on SLG Publishing's site, Issue #2 of TRON: The Ghost In The Machine has been delayed for the fourth time in a row. It's now scheduled to be released in November.

What else can be said, except, this really sucks. I've been waiting patiently for the release of the second issue . . . meanwhile, I'm not so sure other, more casual fans still are.

These repeated delays are bound to hurt sales of the title.

I'm guessing Landry and Eric, the writers on the comic, are equally as dissatisfied with this situation. Here's hoping things get back on track, soon.
 

Robot Chicken TRON Spoof

By TronFAQ on Monday, October 02, 2006 at 5:36 PM
Click here or on the picture to see the video

It's amazing it's taken them this long, but the producers of Robot Chicken have finally done an awesome TRON spoof. (WARNING: If you're easily offended, then don't watch it!)

Click on the picture or link above, to see the clip. You can save a copy of the video, by looking in your browser's cache and copying it out of there.