Greetings, Programs!

My TRON Action Figures from Kubrick showed up today! My office feels so much more alive with the MCP, a recognizer, a tank, 4 lightcycles, a guard, Sark, Tron, Yori and Flynn on my desk. They even have their own identidisks and lightcycle control bars!

Thank you, kidrobot.

Tron was a seminal film for me as a child. It represented everything that 1982 was — glowing LED lights, helicopters that glowed red in the dark, mazes of metal staircases, powerful lasers, the future in our grasp, in our time… The graphics still blow my mind for having been done in 1982. Sure, we can do a hell of a lot better now, but sometimes simple is all that is needed. The world created by Syd Mead (and, yes, Disney, sigh…) was lifelike, magical, and provided a fantastic allegory of how technology and humans necessarily must interact to stay morally sound. Would that those lessons were still within the conscious minds of those running corporations these days. At least we don’t have to dress like the ENCOM employees anymore! *phew* Though I’d love to get glasses and an outfit like Cindy Morgan (also appears as Yori, definitely sexy) wears in the film. Yum.

16 thoughts on “Greetings, Programs!

  1. OK, I get to be jealous of your microphones, and you can be jealous of my TRON action figures. Deal? ^_^

  2. What’s not to love about the 1980’s?

    Don’t forget the clothing from Buck Rogers in the 24th century.


    Nipples? Well, if you have to ask, then you didn’t go follow the Cindy linx :)

    *remembers the 80’s culture fondly, though I don’t miss my own life from then*

  3. Mmmmm, Linda Grey. Linda Grey and a rainbow armband. I should bring back the rainbow armband look for clubwear… Don’t forget, you can actually WATCH Buck Rogers online! Click on the links on the left…new episode every week or so.

    And agreed on not being back where I was in the 80s. Yikes!

    (Sometimes it confuses people that my consciousness extends back a bit farther than most does. My solid memories start between 2 and 3 years old. By the late 1970s, I was aware of politics, popular culture, and even was able to differentiate between different vintages of wine. Go figure.)

  4. Ahh Lucky!

    I love those Kubricks, but I dunno if paying $40-60 for the Tron sets is worth it or not. Blarg.. I will probally get it anyways.. allready have my Evangelon and Battle Royale collection :P…


  5. All told, I think it cost me $120 including shipping for all 4 sets. A worthwhile investment. And the way these things are made and painted, they’re quality toys that will last for a very, very long time.

    If they had only made them glow in the dark…hrm, will have to get a black light and see if the action figures do, indeed, glow…

  6. OMG kidrobot is the coolest site ever!!!

    Damn you for showing me this, I’m going to waste all of my money :(

  7. Sweet-ass-sweet journal entry. Thanks for sharing!


  8. Hey girl, whats up, hope everything’s going well and SARS isn’t a dark cloud over your head. I’m moving to Philly this July, finally getting out of the midwest, woo hoo!

  9. i love the bene gesserit litany quote under your bio.
    i’ve been saying it to myself whenever i was afraid since i was 13.

  10. Woah. If you were to dress up like Cindy Morgan and teach me the Harold I’d run out and book passage on whatever is headed in your direction in a flash…


    Ps- I’ve been eyeing those Kubricks for a while. the local import spot has a set… interesting that this talk of hero figurines falls on the day after Kodomo no Hi. How Germane-y! I should go out and buy something today, or at least join a Shinto Death Cult.

  11. Here’s 2 sites you will want to visit.
    First one is the number one Tron fansite on the whole net. Has a great forum and members.

    Second address is to the offical Tron 2.0 PC game site. The game will be out in August. It’s going to rock!

    Enjoy program.


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