This is the best, most comprehensive look we’ve had at the Tron: Uprising cartoon, set in-between the movies, and in a word, GUH. It looks bizarrely great in terms of design and animation, although I admit I might be the tiniest bit biased. My only worry is that like all prequels, we know what’s going to happen, so I have a hard time imagining how this is going to end on any kind of satisfactory note, because technically doesn’t this “uprising” have to get crushed? That is, unless the series leads to to Tron: Legacy and continues past it? And they recover Tron? GUH. I JUST MADE MYSELF VERY EXCITED AGAIN. I’LL BE IN MY BUNK. INFINITE THANKS TO JAMEY B. FOR THE TIP. (Via First Showing)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.