On Episode 106 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Disney’s TRON. Assisting in this endeavor is a very special guest; the actor who portrayed the program “Ram” (as well as his user Roy Kleinberg) in the film, DAN SHOR! Dan shares stories about the making of TRON, as well as the rest of his career. He also touches on his involvement in TRON: THE NEXT DAY (a bonus feature on the TRON: Legacy DVD and Blu-Ray releases) and (hopefully) in the upcoming third film in the TRON franchise. He also talks about his roles in Wise Blood, Strange Behavior, Kansas’ “Fight Fire With Fire” music video and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Dan is the founder of Shodavision in NYC.
After the discussion with Dan, Curtis’ high school classmate TODD HOBBS joins the conversation. Todd and his little sister were extras in the Flynn’s Arcade scene in TRON; so, he shares some additional behind-the-scenes nuggets. Todd also talks about his friendship with the former Hollywood power couple Sheldon Bull and Karen Hall, as well as his son Parker’s role in a roller skating routine in S2E2 of the DC Comics HBO Max series Doom Patrol.
There’s also a short commemoration of AUTOMAN, a 1983 ABC Television series which was inspired by TRON. Curtis’ friend Chris Cooling of the ForgottenTV Podcast dedicated Episode #39 of his show to this short-lived series which starred Desi Arnaz Jr. and Chuck Wagner.
Additionally, Mr. Retrovere shares this week’s Retro News segment, along with an editorial segment by Aaron Martel and Ray Zimmer of the Ridiculous Rock Record Reviews (R4) Podcast celebrating the 35th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction by Guns ‘N’ Roses. You can hear a great track-by-track analysis of that album via Episode #49 of the R4 Podcast!
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