TV episode of Tron: Uprising
Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
Directed by: Charlie Bean
Original air date: May 18, 2012
A young program called Beck rebels against the tyranny of Clu by
disguising himself as Tron and committing acts of sabotage
against Clu's oppressive forces in Argon City.
Read the episode synopsis at the Tron Wiki
Tron: Uprising was an animated series that ran on the
Disney XD channel in 2012-2013. It takes place between the
events of Evolution and
Actor Bruce Boxleitner returns to provide the voice of Tron,
though Tron is a supporting character
throughout the series.
Actor Elijah Wood provides the voice of Beck, Tron's protege in
protecting the Grid while Tron recovers from the injuries he
suffered in battle with Clu and his followers in
The voice of General Tesler is provided by Lance Henriksen,
probably best known to genre fans as the android Bishop in the
1986 film Aliens.
The events of
Tron: Uprising take place mostly in Argon City
rather than Tron City.
Throughout the series, we see programs in armor that has glowing
highlights of various colors: white, bright blue, dark blue,
green, yellow, and purple. And, of course, red for Clu's
The closing image at the conclusion of the end credits sequence
of each episode is the same
Tronified version of the traditional Disney castle logo seen at
the beginning of
Characters appearing in this episode
Bodhi (derezzed in this episode)
At the beginning of the episode, the scenes taking place in
the "real world" are shown in standard box-shaped TV screen
size. When the story enters the Grid, the picture goes
|The shot of Tron at 0:49 in the episode is
an homage to the movie poster of the original
Tron film from 1982.
||Tron movie poster
Tron is depicted wearing white armor during the flashback of
his battle with Clu instead of the black he wears in the
depictions of the fight.
Notice that Tron's "T" chest symbol is part of the
Tron: Uprising logo inside the "O".
When the real Tron confronts Beck about his rebellious
actions in the Grid and tells him, "You know, you're not
Tron," Beck responds, "Never said I was." But he is wearing
armor that has Tron's "T" symbol on it!
Beck takes on the alias of Tron thinking that since Tron
saved the Grid once before, maybe he can do it again. Is he
referring to the events of the film
Tron? According to
"Betrayal" Part 1, the
current system is a new one designed by Flynn, not the same
Electronic World seen in that film, and he brought Tron over
from there to protect it. Is it common knowledge that Tron
comes from an earlier system?
When Paige confronts Beck in the street thinking he's Tron,
she says, "So you're Tron? Huh. Thought you'd be taller."
This may be a reference by the writers to the 1996 film
Escape from L.A., which has the repeated line delivered to
the protagonist Snake Plissken, "I thought you'd be taller."
Tron tells Beck that Clu left him with scars that will never
At 29:04 in the episode, the word "acknowledge" is seen on
the transparent wall in the background during the fight
between Beck and Tesler.
you're not Tron.wav
you're a long way from home, program.wav
thought you'd be taller.wav
as long as Tron lives.wav
and he's kind of handsome.wav