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Old July 7 2012, 08:10 PM   #76
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You would think Bridges would be open to doing it occasionally. I've heard him do voice overs for commercials.
Maybe he's asking for more money than they're willing to pay?
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Old July 7 2012, 08:13 PM   #77
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That bastard!
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Old July 7 2012, 10:08 PM   #78
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I just watched "Identity" courtesy of On Demand cable, and it was pretty good, with some strong character stuff and a couple of interesting guest characters. The bad guy, amusingly named Cobol, looked kinda like a cross between Lee J. Cobb and Alan Tudyk. Lux was a nicely designed character herself, and it was nice to see another program in white.

One thing, though -- if the identity discs are so critical to keep with you, then why are they so easy to steal? You'd think that either they'd be kept someplace easier to keep an eye on than behind your back, or that there'd be a locking mechanism to keep anyone but their owners from removing them. At least you'd think the programs could feel the removal of their discs, since they're theoretically part of themselves rather than just something worn on the back as they would be for a human. Okay, maybe the thief had some kind of special trick he used that overrode Beck's disc lock and numbed the area so he couldn't feel the theft, but the way it was presented, it just seemed like anybody could walk up and steal anyone's memory and identity as easily as lifting a wallet.
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Old July 11 2012, 04:06 AM   #79
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I'm not particularly impressed by anything about the art design. It's all too dark and monochrome for me; the Grid in the original film was much more interesting-looking.

And speaking of how dark everything is... am I the only one who found it laughable to hear "Renegade" Beck talking about how good he was at stealth when he was the only person wearing white in a place where almost everything was black? If he was trying to stealthy, why not wear a more normal "outfit?"
Nah, too late 70s, I much prefer the color palette used in the movie and animated show.
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Old July 11 2012, 04:36 AM   #80
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^I don't think the current incarnation has enough colors in it to constitute a palette.

And I don't understand a concept like "too late '70s." Why should the quality of a design be dated? Fashion isn't about merit, just conformity. If something is genuinely good in one era, it should be good in any era. Do we dismiss the Mona Lisa because it's "too 1500s?"
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Old July 11 2012, 04:43 AM   #81
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On Jimmy Kimmel's show last night they had Paul Reubens on plugging Tron Uprising. You don't usually see cartoons getting pushed outside of the prime time comedies.
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Old July 11 2012, 02:52 PM   #82
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On Jimmy Kimmel's show last night they had Paul Reubens on plugging Tron Uprising. You don't usually see cartoons getting pushed outside of the prime time comedies.
Kimmel's show is on ABC, which is owned by Disney, which produces Tron: Uprising. So basically they're just shilling for their corporate masters. The one thing Disney has elevated into its highest art form isn't animation, it's self-promotion.
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Old July 11 2012, 03:57 PM   #83
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On Jimmy Kimmel's show last night they had Paul Reubens on plugging Tron Uprising. You don't usually see cartoons getting pushed outside of the prime time comedies.
Kimmel's show is on ABC, which is owned by Disney, which produces Tron: Uprising. So basically they're just shilling for their corporate masters. The one thing Disney has elevated into its highest art form isn't animation, it's self-promotion.
It's just a shame that the show is on Disney XD, because I doubt people are willing to shell out the money to get that channel (then again, it's a basic channel on some cable/satellite packages) or go to iTunes to buy the show without actually watching it before hand. I've seen the ratings for Tron Uprising and they're not really all that great, even taking into account the whole premium channel thing and the time slot changes.
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Old July 11 2012, 04:09 PM   #84
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That does not surprise me. The show is buried in a low profile channel. Also it would probably have done better if released within a year after the movie came out.

I think this show is OK at most. My opinion of it is similar to Legacy. I like it but it's hard to get involved. Some of the things I liked about the original was the visual design and the parallels with the real world. Without the programs representing users it hard to care about them.
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Old July 11 2012, 04:15 PM   #85
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It's just a shame that the show is on Disney XD, because I doubt people are willing to shell out the money to get that channel (then again, it's a basic channel on some cable/satellite packages) or go to iTunes to buy the show without actually watching it before hand.
Actually, after catching a missed episode via my cable provider's On Demand channels, I'm thinking I might prefer to watch the whole series that way from now on. I have to wait longer to get new episodes, but I can watch them properly letterboxed, commercial-free, and without those huge annoying animated graphics promoting the shows coming up next.
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I missed the episode with Qorra, dammit... And On Demand is frustratingly inconsistent with the episodes they make available... I've got to make a better effort to set the DVR.
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Old July 11 2012, 08:29 PM   #87
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It's just a shame that the show is on Disney XD, because I doubt people are willing to shell out the money to get that channel (then again, it's a basic channel on some cable/satellite packages) or go to iTunes to buy the show without actually watching it before hand.
Actually, after catching a missed episode via my cable provider's On Demand channels, I'm thinking I might prefer to watch the whole series that way from now on. I have to wait longer to get new episodes, but I can watch them properly letterboxed, commercial-free, and without those huge annoying animated graphics promoting the shows coming up next.
Disney XD's promo's during the episodes really turn the obnoxious factor to 11 don't they? When the onscreen graphic becomes so large that it's blocking major plot points from being seen, they've gone to far.
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Old July 11 2012, 08:54 PM   #88
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It's just a shame that the show is on Disney XD, because I doubt people are willing to shell out the money to get that channel (then again, it's a basic channel on some cable/satellite packages) or go to iTunes to buy the show without actually watching it before hand.
Actually, after catching a missed episode via my cable provider's On Demand channels, I'm thinking I might prefer to watch the whole series that way from now on. I have to wait longer to get new episodes, but I can watch them properly letterboxed, commercial-free, and without those huge annoying animated graphics promoting the shows coming up next.
Disney XD's promo's during the episodes really turn the obnoxious factor to 11 don't they? When the onscreen graphic becomes so large that it's blocking major plot points from being seen, they've gone to far.
Yeah, it's even worse in HD, where it's a bit larger. Not sure why they couldn't use something smaller or just do line up bumpers during the commercials like Toonami does.
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Old July 14 2012, 03:55 AM   #89
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I missed the episode with Qorra, dammit... And On Demand is frustratingly inconsistent with the episodes they make available... I've got to make a better effort to set the DVR.
This series hasn't done much for me but I thought I'd try to catch that one and yeah, they don't make it easy. Couldn't see it in the repeats or on demand listings. It seems the toons aren't as ubiquitous as they once were on the channel.
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Has anyone else kept up with this? The final episodes finally aired and came to a great conclusion. While the season ends on a cliffhanger, the show can easily stand on its own if this is the end of the run. I definitely want to see more but it sounds like the viewership numbers are terrible.
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