Tron

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1982 American science fiction action-adventure film written and directed by Steven Lisberger from a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird.

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David Warner (actor)

English actor, who has worked in film, television, and theatre.

Warner in 2013
David Warner in July 2008

Warner has portrayed both romantic leads and villainous characters across a range of media, including The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Straw Dogs, Cross of Iron, The Omen, Holocaust, The Thirty Nine Steps, Time After Time, Time Bandits, Tron, A Christmas Carol, Portrait in Evil, Titanic, Mary Poppins Returns and various characters in the Star Trek franchise, in the films Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part "Chain of Command" episode.

Bruce Boxleitner

American actor and science fiction and suspense writer.

Boxleitner in 2008
Bruce Boxleitner at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con in July 2010.

He is also known for his dual role as the characters Alan Bradley and Tron in the 1982 Walt Disney Pictures film Tron, a role which he reprised in the 2003 video game Tron 2.0, the 2006 Square-Enix/Disney crossover game Kingdom Hearts II, the 2010 film sequel, Tron: Legacy and the animated series Tron: Uprising.

Computer-generated imagery

Use of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, simulators, computer animation and VFX in films, television programs, shorts, commercials, and videos.

Morphogenetic Creations computer-generated digital art exhibition by Andy Lomas at Watermans Arts Centre, west London, in 2016.
A fractal landscape created in Terragen.
A computer-generated image featuring a house at sunset, made in Blender.
A CT pulmonary angiogram image generated by a computer from a collection of x-rays.
Computer-generated wet fur created in Autodesk Maya.
A yellow submarine in Second Life.
Metallic balls created in Blender.

Other early films that incorporated CGI include Star Wars (1977), Tron (1982), Golgo 13: The Professional (1983), The Last Starfighter (1984), Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and Flight of the Navigator (1986).

Jeff Bridges

American actor.

Bridges at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Bridges at an event for The Giver in 2014
Bridges during a concert in 2016
Bridges at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards

Bridges has also starred in other roles such as The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Fisher King (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), along with the commercially successful films King Kong (1976), Tron (1982), Iron Man (2008), and Tron: Legacy (2010).

Steven Lisberger

Steven Lisberger at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego

Steven M. Lisberger (born April 24, 1951) is an American film director, producer and writer famous for directing Tron in 1982.

Tron: Legacy

2010 American science fiction action film directed by Joseph Kosinski (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, from a story by Horowitz, Kitsis, Brian Klugman, and Lee Sternthal.

Theatrical release poster
Kosinski, who sought to avoid the formula used in The Matrix, developed a prototype of the universe of Tron: Legacy in its early stages of production.
Wilde's character Quorra was modeled after Joan of Arc.
Original sequel logo, from the test footage that premiered at Comic-Con 2008
A portion of Downtown Vancouver provided for the setting of Tron: Legacy.
The likeness of a 35-year-old Jeff Bridges was taken from the 1984 film Against All Odds as opposed to the original Tron.
For the film's soundtrack, French electronic duo Daft Punk went away from an exclusively electronic sound and incorporated some orchestral elements.
A Tron-themed monorail passing through Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.

It serves as a sequel to Tron (1982), whose director Steven Lisberger returned to produce.

The Last Starfighter

1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle.

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Rio Groceries, filming location of The Last Starfighter, in 2014
Shelley Lake at Digital Productions in 1983 choreographing a scene from The Last Starfighter. Pictured at the IMI-500 workstation is a simulation of the Starcar.

The Last Starfighter, along with Disney's Tron, has the distinction of being one of cinema's earliest films to use extensive "real-life" computer-generated imagery (CGI) to depict its many starships, environments and battle scenes.

Security hacker

Someone who explores methods for breaching defenses and exploiting weaknesses in a computer system or network.

Bruce Sterling, author of The Hacker Crackdown

In the 1982 film Tron, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) describes his intentions to break into ENCOM's computer system, saying "I've been doing a little hacking here".

Computer animation

Process used for digitally generating animated images.

An example of computer animation which is produced from the "motion capture" technique
3D game character animated using skeletal animation.
In this .gif of a 2D Flash animation, each 'stick' of the figure is keyframed over time to create motion.
A ray-traced 3-D model of a jack inside a cube, and the jack alone below.

Early examples of feature films incorporating CGI animation include the live-action films Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Tron (both 1982), and the Japanese anime film Golgo 13: The Professional (1983).

Cindy Morgan

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Cindy Morgan at Phoenix Comicon in May 2013, promoting Tron

Cindy Morgan (born Cynthia Ann Cichorski; September 29, 1954) is an American actress known for her appearances as Lora/Yori in Tron and Lacey Underall in Caddyshack.