Tron Lives!

Sort of… When Disney cancelled Tron 3 a lot of people were probably convinced–and rightly so– that they had seen the last of Flynn, Quorra, Clu and the other denizens of the Grid (last seen in 2010’s Tron: Legacy). It appears that that may not be the case after all because–while there’s still no traction on Tron […]

Tron 3 Is Dead (For Now)

Tron: Legacy trailer If you’ve been keeping up with the latest from the House of Mouse, you probably know that Tron 3 is dead, but I have a sneaking suspicion that we haven’t heard the last word on this matter. Why?  Because supposedly the reason for Disney’s change of mind is the weak performance of […]

Tron: Legacy Sequel On The Way!

I’ve been saying that there would be a sequel to Tron: Legacy for the longest time–despite the fact that the Joseph Kosinski-directed sequel to 1979’s Tron was pretty uneven and didn’t actually make all that much money, relatively speaking. It earned $400 million on a $170 million budget, which isn’t by any means a failure, but […]

Reinterpreting Disney’s The Black Hole

A lot of critics attack Disney’s 1979 sci-fi blockbuster The Black Hole on the basis of science.  And while one level that’s understandable, it’s not terribly fair.  For instance one critic called foul on the black hole being visible. And while it’s true that according to science they cannot be seen–you don’t see the black […]

Pixels – Trailer

I have to admit that I was getting a very cool Tron vibe (with a plot that’s curiously similar to what I have read about the–supposedly–upcoming sequel to Tron: Legacy), watching the trailer for Pixels.  It actually looks pretty clever, a impression that I suspect that I am going to have to abandon seeing that […]

Thunderbirds Are Go! – Trailer

The official trailer for ITV’s The Thunderbirds Are Go! has dropped, and I like the way that they tried to integrate practical sets with CGI people and vehicles. (I also liked what appears to be a shoutout to Gerry Anderson’s Space: 1999, shown below). Unfortunately, despite efforts to make the CGI characters look like puppets […]