TRON Week: Wrap-Up


GeekDad Tron Week, images from DisneyGeekDad Tron Week, images from Disney

GeekDad Tron Week, images from Disney

Well the big day has finally come and gone, TRON: Legacy is now out there in a theatre near you. Have you seen it yet?

We’ve had a great week here on GeekDad, bringing you lots of lovely Tron-themed posts to help build the excitement. I started off the week with a bunch of links to Tron stuff all over The Grid, and so I thought I’d close it off with a few more. Thanks to all the GeekDads who contributed to the fun and thank you all for reading, we hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

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Now, you’d be forgiven for thinking the image above is just another one of Disney’s marketing shots, but it’s not. Designer Fabio Sasso has created it all from scratch using Cinema 4D and Photoshop. He’s written up a full tutorial on his design inspiration and tutorial site, It’s very well written and simple enough for anyone with a bit of knowledge of Photoshop to follow. You can even download his files for a more in depth look at how it was created.

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Sticking with the design theme, @imjustcreative alerted me to this series of posters by James White of James says, “I’m pretty excited about the release of Disney’s Tron Legacy film. So much so that I decided to create a new poster design for every day counting down to the big launch“. See the full set, from 9 to 1, over on or

James also produced a trilogy of posters earlier in the year, one based on the original movie, the second for Legacy and a third combining the two.

Our colleagues over at Underwire have a great gallery of concept art for the movie, and they also had the fan-tastic idea of getting Jay Maynard, otherwise known as “Tron Guy” to review the movie for them. Guess what, he liked it! io9, on the other hand, wasn’t quite so sure – spoilers, and spoil-sports!

Flynn himself will be hosting this week’s Saturday Night Live on NBC and for more Jeff Bridges action, have a look at his very interesting website, where, amongst other things, he plugs his book of behind the scenes movie photography, Pictures. He also gets the best line in the TRON: Legacy literal trailer.

CRAFT magazine is linking to a great project by ladyada and Becky Stern which shows you how to make your own custom, light up, Tron bag for your laptop using EL-Wire and a bit of sewing and soldering know how. And while you’re in a crafty mood, how about making some Papercraft Bits? (thanks @frankiebit)

A while back ran one of their ‘Loves’ competitions for TRON: Legacy and, even though they rejected my two designs, I’ll still link to the winning entry: “2010” by Gavin Rampling. And then there’s also the even better “My Other Ride Is a Light Cycle” by Rolf Nelson.

And to finish up, here’s a list of all the posts we’ve run this week. Right, what’s the next big event movie then?

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