Hey, does everyone remember Tron? That super awesome movie that had neon shit all over the place and crazy killer frisbees and the phrase “end of line,” which me and my geeky best friend use to this day to end our emails?
Well, did you see the sequel, Tron: Legacy? You did? Well, that was fucking stupid of you, because the sequel gnawed moldy rat balls. Seriously, it was quite pretty, but absolutely terrible. I felt bad. I wanted it to be good, especially since The Dude and Captain Sheridan were in it, and who doesn’t root for them? Fucking assholes, that’s who.
ANYWAY MY POINT IS. God, you people are jackasses. Wait, that’s not my point. My point is that the sequel was not good. However, Disney is determined to keep the concept alive, and they’ve developed “Tron: Uprising,” an animated series that will debut next year. In all honesty, an animated series might be the right medium for Tron — it allows the creators all of the wildly imaginative flexibility, but without the constraints of cinematic budgets. It’s aided by a pretty solid voice cast, including Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, (my stalker-crush) Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen and, of course, Bruce Boxleitner. Olivia Wilde is not in it, and if you’re wondering why I used her picture in the header, well, because why the fuck not. Stop asking stupid questions, you mouth-breathing reprobates.
Here’s the synopsis for the series:
Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu 2 and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron - the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces.
And the trailer: