Pop Culture - Game On
Back in 1982, the video-gaming world came alive on movie screens thanks to Steven Lisberger’s visually stunning science fiction film Tron. The film became a cult classic.
Video game companies jumped on the bandwagon with numerous spin-offs, including arcade games from Midway and titles for Intellivision, Atari 2600 and PC. Like the original movie, the sequel Tron: Legacy has inspired its own neon-lit panoply of tie-ins: the Tron: Evolution video game, Tron game controllers and Tron bodysuits. There’s even a remote-controlled light cycle toy that actually climbs walls.
That last gadget is child’s play compared to Florida custom motorcycle shop Parker Brothers Choppers ridiculously cool, street-legal Tron light cycles. All five of the shop’s limited edition, custom-built doppelgangers feature a V-Twin engine; four have a fiberglass and carbon fiber body, while one has been built exclusively with carbon fiber. Park one in your own grid, er, garage for a cool $55,000.
To turbocharge the culture of Tron with some sex appeal, we enlisted Playmates Irina Voronina and Sasckya Porto for a futuristic, neon-bathed photo shoot. Dressed for battle in Tron-inspired body painting -- and nothing else -- Irina and Sasckya bring alive the virtual world of light cycles and discs of Tron. Trading body paint for bikinis, Irina and Sasckya also posed for a second, out-of-this-world pictorial. The Tron: Legacy movie poster says, “The game has changed.” It sure has. It’s just gotten a whole lot sexier