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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Tron: Blackout Tron
TV episode of Tron: Uprising
Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
Directed by: Charlie Bean
Original air date: June 21, 2012

Tron sends Beck to destroy an energy drill in use by General Tessler to drain power from Argon City.


Read the episode synopsis at the Tron Wiki


Characters appearing in this episode


Beck (aka the Renegade)

Bodhi (mentioned only, deceased)







General Tessler



Didja Notice?


In this episode, blackouts occur in Argon City due to General Tessler's use of the Drill to drill raw energy from underneath the city. This seems to imply that Argon City is powered by this underground energy. Is this the case for all cities in the system?


This episode introduces Bartik and Hopper, who join Paige's task force to stop the Renegade. They appear in several later episodes of Tron: Uprising and in "Solar Sailer Prisoners" and at the attack on the 0001001 Club in Legacy. Bartik is likely named for computer programmer Jean Bartik (1924-2011), one of the original programmers of the ENIAC computer for the U.S. Army in the 1940s. Hopper is likely named for Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (1906-1992) involved with the development of the UNIVAC computer and the COBOL programming language.


At 21:08 in the episode, a political slogan, "Perfection is Freedom" is displayed at General Tessler's rally.


Memorable Dialog


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