TRON Uprising (Upcoming 10-part Mini Series)

musashi03

HEROW
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THcItXSnngA"]YouTube - Tron Uprising Animated Series Trailer[/ame]

From Wiki:

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Tron: Uprising is an upcoming animated science fiction TV series, part of the Tron franchise, which will air on Disney's television channel Disney XD, in the United States. The show is set to air in summer 2012. It will be directed by Charlie Bean, Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey, who will also act as executive producer. Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, Sean Bailey will produce the series. The series is set between Tron and Tron: Legacy. Tron: Uprising has been announced to be a 10 part series. The show is also set to be previewed on the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Tron: Legacy.

Characters

* Beck - The main protagonist. Beck is a young program who leads a revolution against Clu 2. He is trained by Tron and he challenges the evil forces of Tesler. Beck was originally named Beta but his name was changed to Beck.
* Clu 2 - Clu 2 is an antagonist in the series. He is an updated version of Clu. Clu 2 was created by Kevin Flynn, a User. Then he later betrays Flynn and takes over The Grid.
* General Tesler - The main antagonist. Tesler is Clu 2's henchman. His archenemy is Beck.
* Tron - Tron is an original character of the Tron film. He trains the young program, Beck, and is his mentor.
* Page -
* Mara -
* Pavel -
* Zed -
* Able -
* Kevin Flynn - Kevin Flynn is a character of the original Tron film. He is the creator of Clu (the original program) then later Clu 2 (the updated program). But Flynn is betrayed by Clu 2 and tries to kill him. Later Clu 2 takes over The Grid, and Flynn went into hiding.

Cast

* Elijah Wood - Beck
* Emmanuelle Chriqui - Page
* Mandy Moore - Mara
* Paul Reubens - Pavel
* Nate Corddry - Zed
* Lance Henriksen - Tesler
* Reginald VelJohnson - Able
* Bruce Boxleitner - Tron
* Fred Tatasciore - Clu 2
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Being one of the few people who appreciated the movie, I'm looking forward to this... I guess the programmer in me loves this.
 

keithjustice

Administrator
Staff member
I dunno...... I REALLY hate prequels and this takes place before Legacy. Like I was saying on FB... I hate knowing the fate of the characters and the world. It takes all the fun out of the fight.
 

Japaneseseriesfan

A simple passerby...
I dunno...... I REALLY hate prequels and this takes place before Legacy. Like I was saying on FB... I hate knowing the fate of the characters and the world. It takes all the fun out of the fight.
I kinda disagree. Knowing the fate of the character is kinda what makes it exciting. I mean, you get to see the downfall that was never shown. The epic battle that resulted in what you already know. I mean, I get the whole, knowing end results already, but doesn't it just make it more exciting when you get to see the moment in the prequel that defined everything for the original film?
 

Icefish

Member
When I first heard about this, I was skeptical. Having seen that trailer, however, fills me with a decent amount of hope. I'll be keeping my eye on this.
 

Rainboy

Whomp, whomp!
I kinda disagree. Knowing the fate of the character is kinda what makes it exciting. I mean, you get to see the downfall that was never shown. The epic battle that resulted in what you already know
Yeah...this.

It's the whole idea of "it's not where you are, but HOW you got there."
 

Dark Heart

The Bun Is In Your Mind
Look at this:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs-4-b1H5Fw&list=UUktaw9L-f65LzUUdjmCFkbQ"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs-4-b1H5Fw&list=UUktaw9L-f65LzUUdjmCFkbQ[/ame]
 

SamuraiEchidna

Active Member
I recently got to see the Tron sequel. It was much better than what I've heard. And while I don't usually like Disney, I welcome this.

However, I can't help but wonder if they are reviving Tron the hero in this cartoon or if they just have someone else claiming to be Tron. Like Batman Beyond, only without the original as the mentor.

I'll still check it out, though.
 

Dark Heart

The Bun Is In Your Mind
Here's a full prologue to Tron Uprising:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjbwVzJR8w4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjbwVzJR8w4[/ame]
 

Frumix

I don't do sense
Ended up watching the episode.
It's a lot of dumb dumb action. The dialogue is so cringeworthy it's hard to imagine this next to Legacy which was most of the time very cleverly written. This one is just hamfisted as all hell. Also, what's with Tron himself, the situation his character is in doesn't make a lick of sense.
Character design style doesn't help, and while I can't complain about animation in action sequences when they talk the only thing that moves is their mouth and it looks rather odd.
Can't say I'm all that excited.
 

SamuraiEchidna

Active Member
Interesting first episode.

[HIDE]I'm guessing this is taking place after the movie, which is the only reason why Tron has his memory back. But where the battle damage came from is beyond me. Hopefully, we'll see more of Flynn and Clu in the future. the voice actor playing Clu sounded like a perfect match for Jeff Bridges.

I like the visuals, and the character designs are growing on me, especially how programs can have more than one color as accents to their suits.

As for the story, just like I feared, another Batman Beyond copy. I'll keep watching because I like Tron, but it's not the best of starts. Also didn't like the parts where Beck was all whiny. (Seriously, why did he pretend to be Tron one second then suddenly say that he can't take responsibility the next? Being a resistance leader just a fun hobby now or something?)

The only other thing that takes me out of the experience is how the programs are acting a little too... human. They never convinced me that these programs are programs, like the ones from the movies. But that could just be me.[/HIDE]
 

Mr. Underachiever

Is not impressed right now...
Bumping this because I just got done watching the premiere, and I really enjoyed it.

Beck is a little whiny, yes, but I think that will pass as we get further along and he fully assumes the role of Tron. I definitely enjoy how they kept the world similar to in Legacy, and I'm even digging the supporting characters, like Mara and Zed.

I'm definitely gonna keep watching this.
 

Vitor

When The Fruit Of Life Corrupts Men
I was honestly rather surprised at how fantastic this show turned out to be considering that I wasn't even going to bother giving it a second glance due to my views on Legacy (which for the sake of an argument that I would rather not have, I'll withhold them for now)

It has a very strong story with a very likeable cast that feels nostalgic for a time when cartoons were not dumbed down for kids
 

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