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Greetings, Programs!

 

The BLUE LIGHTS STICKS mail-out campaign is this Saturday, 29 August 2015.  For your listening pleasure as you prepare your letters, glow sticks, and packaging, SHAZ, SHUA, and JAMIE have compiled some TRON and TRON inspired tunes to encourage you on this #TronTuesday.

For more information about this campaign and/or to sign the petition to Save TRON 3, go to SaveTron3.com on the GRID.

 

Featured in this SPECIAL EPISODE:

“The Grid” (Priority One: The Music of Tron, Stemage)

“End of Line” (1982) & Retransmission (Legacy)”  (Grid Knights, Who Ha)

“Program vs Program” (TRON: Uprising HERO EP, Joseph Trapanese)

“Emotion5” (BRNY feat. Tony Jay)

“Only Solutions” (TRON, Journey)

“Video Warrior” (Priority One: The Music of Tron, Stemage)

“Welcome Back to the Grid” (Grid Knights, Mythical Vigilante)

 

“TRON” (Signal, Erez Yaary)

 

Direct download: Blue_Light_Sticks_SPECIAL.mp3
Category:TRON -- posted at: 10:41am PDT

Greetings, Programs!

 

The characters of TRON: Legacy dominate the discussion as JAMIE, SHUA, and SHAZ decode the GRID by focusing on SAM, JARVIS, ZUSE, and GEM.  

 

 

PLUS: TRON gives up on TRON and what you can do with some blue light sticks to make a difference!

Who is your favorite small-time PROGRAM from the GRID?  Send us an email to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice message at (209) 878-7323.  Don’t forget: if you want a TRON: Decoding the Grid button, just note your address in your email, and we’ll send you one — absolutely free.

Direct download: TRON_37.mp3
Category:TRON: Legacy -- posted at: 2:59pm PDT

Greetings, Programs!

 

The characters of TRON: Legacy dominate the discussion as JAMIE, SHUA, and SHAZ decode the GRID by focusing on CLU, FLYNN, and QUORRA on the GRID.  

 

 

PLUS: TRON gaming news and some interesting clips from a MACHINIMA “making of” video online.

What do you think about FLYNN’s duplicate on the GRID or his perception of the ISOS as threats to a perfect system.  Send us an email to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice message at (209) 878-7323.  Don’t forget: if you want a TRON: Decoding the Grid button, just note your address in your email, and we’ll send you one — absolutely free.

Direct download: TRON_36.mp3
Category:TRON: Legacy -- posted at: 2:54pm PDT

Greetings, Programs!

 

TRON: Legacy continues to be the topic of discussion as JAMIE, SHUA, and SHAZ decode the GRID by focusing on key characters in the movie, specifically those in the REAL WORLD.  Sam Flynn, Alan Bradley, and Edward Dillinger, Jr. are being considered in this first “character” episode.

 

PLUS: TRON is in the news with vehicles, big computers, and a ride in Disney’s Tomorrowland (Shanghai).

Let us know what you think.  Send us an email to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice message at (209) 878-7323.  Don’t forget: if you want a TRON: Decoding the Grid button, just note your address in your email, and we’ll send you one — absolutely free.

Direct download: TRON_DTG_35.mp3
Category:TRON: Legacy -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT

Greetings, Programs!

 

 

JAMIE is back for more discussion about the possible reasons for Disney’s shelving of TR3N with SHAZ and SHUA.  But we don’t stop with simply striving to DECODE their reasons for keeping the GRID offline — we come up with ideas and solutions to the problem in hopes that Disney will reconsider and get to work on the next TRON sequel immediately! 

Let us know what you think.  Send us an email to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice message at (209) 878-7323.  Don’t forget: if you want a TRON: Decoding the Grid button, just note your address in your email, and we’ll send you one — absolutely free.

 

Direct download: TRON_34.mp3
Category:TR3N -- posted at: 3:06pm PDT

Greetings, Programs!

 

As we were getting all excited for TR3N, Disney announced the shelving of the TRON sequel.  We have lots to say about this, but this week we talk to Ernie Estrella from BLASTR.com about his ideas for the future of the GRID.

 

We think we have a great plan for the continuation of the franchise.  It has to do with the amazing animated series, TRON: Uprising. 

Let us know what you think.  Send us an email to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice message at (209) 878-7323.

Direct download: 33_TRON_Saving_the_Grid.mp3
Category:TRON -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

Greetings, Programs!

 

 

Last week, VanCity Buzz reported that the next TRON sequel is set to start shooting in Vancouver this October.  Of course, SHAZ, SHUA, and JAMIE chime in on what we might expect in this (finally) upcoming sequel.  Taking notes from TRON: Legacy and bonus features from the Blu-Ray release, TRON: Decoding the Grid speculates what might happen in this long-anticipated addition to the GRID, leaving only one question:

 

Will we see a new MCP?

 

 

Let us know what you think!  Send us an email to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice message at (209) 878-7323.

Direct download: TRON_32.mp3
Category:TR3N -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT

Greetings, Programs!

Kevin Flynn mysteriously vanished from public and private life in 1989.  In 2010, his trusted friend and coworker, Alan Bradley, was paged from FLYNN'S ARCADE.  Now his son Sam unlocks the door to understand what happened to his father all those years ago...

 

SHAZ, SHUA, and JAMIE boot up their mics this week to record a running commentary on the 2010 sequel to TRON: TRON LEGACY.  Get out your Blu-rays and DVDs, nuke some popcorn in the microwave, turn on the TV and settle in for TRON LEGACY with your earbuds!  

Let us know what you think about the podcast or about anything TRON-related.  Contact us at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, tweeting to @TRON_DTG, or leave a voicemail at (209) 878-7323.  Don’t forget to let Disney know how much you like TRON (in all its various presentations) and that you want more!

TRON LIVES

Direct download: 31_TRON_Commentary_TRON_Legacy_2010.mp3
Category:TRON: Legacy -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

Greetings, Programs!

 

Starting the new year off right, SHAZ, SHUA, and JAMIE are back to continue their discussion of the archetypes of TRON.  Based on the concept that all people have a ROOT CODE with similar universal themes in our PROGRAMMING, archetypes have been recognized at least since PLATO’s days in ancient Greece.  In this episode, character archetypes from the 1982 film are addressed.

 

PLUS: This interesting infographic of LIGHT CYCLES and other vehicles from TRON:

 

Greetings, Programs!

 

Starting the new year off right, SHAZ, SHUA, and JAMIE are back to continue their discussion of the archetypes of TRON.  Based on the concept that all people have a ROOT CODE with similar universal themes in our PROGRAMMING, archetypes have been recognized at least since PLATO’s days in ancient Greece.  In this episode, character archetypes from the 1982 film are addressed.

 

PLUS: This interesting infographic of LIGHT CYCLES and other vehicles from TRON:

 

 

 

Capping off the episode, JAMIE, SHUA, and SHAZ reveal their favorite characters from the original movie.

 

 

Capping off the episode, JAMIE, SHUA, and SHAZ reveal their favorite characters from the original movie.

Direct download: 30_TRON_Character_Archetypes_.mp3
Category:TRON -- posted at: 2:18pm PDT

Greetings, Programs!

 

After sixteen cycles on the GRID, SHAZ, SHUA, and JAMIE are back to talk TRON with a discussion of themes and archetypes present in the classic 1982 movie.  Based on the concept that all people have a ROOT CODE with similar universal themes in our PROGRAMMING, archetypes have been recognized at least since PLATO’s days in ancient Greece — and TRON is loaded with classical archetypes in the futuristic realm of the GRID.

 

PLUS: A new way to play “Light Cycle”, the documentary Computers Are People, Too shows up in the news, and Oculus Rift lets you ride a LIGHT CYCLE on the GRID — Legacy-style!

 

 

We’re glad to be back for another episode of TRON: Decoding the Grid!

Direct download: 29_TRON_Archetypes.mp3
Category:TRON -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT