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Behind The Scenes Of Disney’s Electronic Oz

The summer of 1982 was about as exciting as it could get for sci-fi fans. Just take a look at the cover of STARLOG #62 from that September – Star Trek II! Revenge of the Jedi in pre-production! The year would see Blade Runner, E.T., and many others, including TRON. While TRON: Legacy, which [...]

Tea For TRON and TRON For Tea

Walter Cronkite is one of my heroes. Authoritative yet avuncular, his constant reassuring presence during the events of the later 20th century made him the perfect choice to narrate EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth from 1986 to 1994. So if I love Walter Cronkite, and I love TRON, what would I love the most? Why, Walter Cronkite [...]

SDCC 2009 – Day One

Host Patton Oswalt warms up the crowd for Disney’s 3-D panel at the San Diego Comic-Con

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again for nerds like me – the San Diego Comic-Con has arrived. Despite the many benefits of living on the east coast, it’s kind of a burn to constantly miss these [...]

Woody’s Roundup 10-12-2008

I’ve been occupied with a bit of research lately, trying to cobble together something interesting as well as trying to ascertain what the current economic situation is going to mean for the tenuous future of many long hoped-for park enhancements. So I’ll let other writers do the heavy lifting, as I empty out my bookmarks [...]

Woody’s Roundup 08-02-2008

It’s been a while, eh?

First, a note on the Tron 2 buzz that’s circulated since our last story. Jim Hill posted a somewhat breathless tale this week about the film’s production and how original TRON director Steven Lisberger had been taken off the project by John Lasseter, scrapping the years of development work that [...]