Competition: Tron Versus the Future
Nearly three decades ago, the future of computing was virtual reality and insane amounts of neon. It was programmes as people, riding around on light cycles and smashing each other about with identity discs. At least, that’s what writer/director Steven Lisberger told us with a little help from Jeff Bridges and a little cash from Disney in Tron. It never quite panned out that way.
Now, a whole lot of years later, that very ’80s idea about running around inside computers is coming back to our screens in the form of Tron: Legacy. The very first chance you’ll get to see that is at 12:01am on Friday morning, and the biggest way you’ll get to see that is at the iMax in Bradford’s National Media Museum. We’ve got two tickets we’re half inclined to give you, but we want you to tell us about the futures that never were.
Tell us in the comments below what used to look like the future to you. Which building, gadget, pop video… whichanything promised you a future we never got, then slipped away to become an odd curio of a bygone age?
If you’re wondering what the hell we’re waffling about – one of our bloggers used to think that Citroen BXes must surely have fallen through a crack in time from 2015 thanks to its hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension. Now, said blogger won’t be named on site out of embarassment… Hopefully you get the idea.
So, let us know what used to look like the future and why in the comments below for a chance to win the two tickets. As well as the giant 3D midnight performance, the Media Museum is putting on an event that includes the opportunity to play Tron games past and present as well as recreate scenes from the film using green screen technology. There are more details here. We’ll be picking out a winner on Wednesday afternoon. If you are on Twitter please do leave your ID so we can contact you quickly. Tickets are non transferable so please don’t enter if you know you wouldn’t be able to make the event.
If you don’t win the competition, you can have a look on the National Media Museum’s website for iMax booking information on Tron Legacy.
(Image via Disney)Tags: IMAX, National Media Museum, Thursday December 16th, Tron Legacy