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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

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Tron: Price of Power Tron
"Price of Power"
TV episode of Tron: Uprising
Written by: Adam Nussdorf
Directed by: Charlie Bean
Original air date: July 12, 2012

Beck steals a new weapon from one of General Tesler's weapons designers, but its use has menacing side-effects on the wielder.

 

Read the episode synopsis at the Tron Wiki

 

Characters appearing in this episode

 

Shaw

Beck (aka the Renegade)

Bartik

Hopper

Mara

General Tesler

Able

Dash

Copper

Tron

Pavel

Paige 

 

Didja Notice?

 

The character of Shaw is probably named for Cliff Shaw (1922-1991), a member of the RAND Corporation who co-authored the Logic Theorist (considered to be the first artificial intelligence program), the IPL programming language, and the linked list data structure used in modern computing.

 

At 19:37 in the episode, a worker cleaning up the battle wreckage in Abel's garage is riding a machine that is sort of a forklift built onto a Segway!

 

Use of the new weapon designed by Shaw seems somewhat analogous to using the dark side of the Force in the Star Wars franchise; it brings out the aggressive, angry, threatening nature of those who wield it.

 

Memorable Dialog

 

my pretty little fists.wav

when are you ever not serious?.wav

consider yourselves prisoners of war.wav

both physically and mentally.wav 

 

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