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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Easter Eggs: TRON Pac-Man and Mickey Mouse

With the new Daft Punk video and soundtrack finally out, along with the final Legacy trailers, there’s not much new to expect before the 17th. So it’s a good time to mine the original Tron to pass the time. Here’s a couple easter eggs you may or may not’ve caught. Yes, they’re both real.

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HEY, MICKEY!

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TRON: New Daft Punk “Derezzed” Music Video

There’s still ten days ’til TRON: Legacy release in theaters but today in stores we get See the rest »

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TRON: The Final Official Tron Legacy Trailer is Here

For anyone new to or unfamiliar with the TRON story, this trailer lays it all out there for you. For nerdcore fans, it gives plenty more to chew on without shedding too much light on things. (See what I did there? Yup, italics.)

That said, I don’t want to see another frame until it’s on a big-ass IMAX. One more month …

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GEEK ÖUT ON THE GRID: See the rest »

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TRON: Get on the Grid with Face Mapping App

Sure, you could upload any ol’ photo into this new Tron Facebook App, but what’s the fun in that? Here’s what you do:

  1. Go snap a CamStache pic first
  2. Then use it to get on the grid in style

So far, grid glitches are keeping mine from working. Fortunately, I already have a Tron Beard: See the rest »

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TRON: New Clip “Quorra Saves Sam,” Daft Punk “Derezzed” Music Video and NTEIBINT Remix

New clip just released featuring Quorra (Olivia Wilde) at the helm of a double-seater light car. Suh-weet.

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DAFT PUNK “DEREZZED”

Here’s the official music video off Daft Punk‘s original Tron Legacy Soundtrack.

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NTEIBINT REMIX VIDEO

Sure, it’s no TRON x Michael Jackson remix, but this re-edit/remix by NTEIBINT does a nice job of giving us one more reason to watch this same, awesome footage. December’s oh-so-close.

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Geek Out: ASCII Easter Egg on Tron Soundtrack Site

The Tron Soundtrack site just got updated with more detailed info on the soundtrack release and pre-order package.

Here’s a couple Easter Eggs to look for: See the rest »

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Tron: “Light Drive” Stop Motion Record Player Laser Light Show

Kim Pimmel created this stunning audio-visual trip, Light Drive, on an old turntable with light painting techniques, stop-motion, and mashed-up audio from Tron Legacy trailers. (via Matt Moore)

Way sexier than Tron Kama Sutra.

Here’s how Kim, UX designer at Adobe (go figure) did it: See the rest »

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Tron: New Poster Cool in Japanese, Cooler with Umlauts

Lotta Tron news this week. Not only did they release the Japanese poster for Tron: Legacy, they announced that 30 minutes of the movie will be shown at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23rd (via). Start packin’.

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Here’s a look at the necessarily umlauted (örökség means heritage) international poster featuring Beau Garrett.

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TRON SOUNDTRACK UPDATE See the rest »

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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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TR2N: New Tron Legacy Comic-Con Trailer and Daft Punk Soundtrack Release Date

The Tron Legacy soundtrack is getting released a month before the flick itself: November 23.

Hear snippets of six of the Daft Punk songs at this radio station’s site. They’re dark, dramatic, and bass-y in all the right ways. Though not as immediately rocking as the incredible Tron Shiryu Remix (love it!!).

NEW TRON LEGACY TRAILER FROM COMIC-CON 2010

More backstory. More arcade. More blue lines and lightbike-y awesomeness. More reasons to screw patience and cryogenically freeze yourself until December 17. [via Electronic Rumors]

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MP3: Friday Five 04.09.10

All set? The first tune from SF’s Grass Widow is kinda like my week—or year, for that matter—sweet spots punctuated by moments of full-on freakouts. Next is some raw ‘n fun rawk from Harlem (thanks for the tip, Sergio). Then ex-frontman for an SF band I listened to when living in Cole Valley, Beulah. The new Banksy movie trailer turned me on to this Richard Hawley track. Wrapping it up is Shiryu’s Tron Legacy Remix. Hot shit. Hop on a bike and go light shite up!

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Grass Widow “Rattled Call” from s/t

Harlem “Friendly Ghost” from Hippies

Miles Kurosky (ex-Beulah) “Pink Lips, Black Lungs”
from Bay Bridged Live Session

Richard Hawley “Tonight the Streets Are Ours” from Lady’s Bridge

Shiryu “Tron Legacy” Shiryu Remix download it FREE here

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Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.

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Look: New Tron Legacy Trailer, New Daft Punk Remix by Shiryu

Click to watch the new Tron Legacy trailer. More plot and less bikes. But the FX on the final bike scene / smash more than make up for it. Flynn Lives!

SHIRYU REMIXES DAFT PUNK ON TRON LEGACY TRAILER 1 :

Shiryu is working on a Tron Tribute LP and is almost complete.

Download the track and album here »

Hear the original Daft Punk Tron Legacy track at Copymatt »

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Mashup: Tron 2 Trailer x Michael Jackson Beat It “tr2nit”

In case you’ve re-watched the new Tron Legacy trailer released at Comic-Con way too many times already, you can freshen things up with this mashup. (via DaBitch)

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