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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Tron-Induced Flashback: The Black Hole (1979)

After seeing The Black Hole artwork in the Tron Comic-Con trailer I couldn’t help but pull this up …

I remember watching this as a kid in the Boulder City Theater (just outside Vegas), the same theater my great-grandfather helped build and later died in. No, not drawing any Flynn / Arcade connections. Just random backstory.

Anyway, the cameo’s no coincidence. Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is signed on to remake The Black Hole. Why, I don’t know.

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BONUS: BLACK HOLE MEGO ACTION FIGURE COMMERCIAL

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Fail: Vintage CHiPs and Dukes of Hazzard Action Figures

Wheels Willy (1977) wants to show you his one-eyed willy. With a patch over one eye and a name like Willy why the hell would they mold his hand like that? He doesn’t come with any accessories. But maybe he hasn’t found the right one yet (*rim shot).

Luke Duke (1981) is just missing his rubber waist-band. I’m sure Willy can keep his eye out for one.

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