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On Saturday at 8pm, BBC2 are showing the 2010 Tron reboot shortly after the Jeff Bridges-starring original. That may not be the best idea of all time

"Tron, what have you become?" - Kevin Flynn

There's some weird scheduling on BBC2 this weekend. At 5:30pm, it's showing Tron; the still-startling, immediately identifiable 1982 movie that captivated me – and millions of children like me – back in the 1980s. A little later, it's showing the terrestrial premiere of Tron: Legacy, the film's enormously anticipated 2010 follow-up.

These films aren't being broadcast back-to-back, though. As soon as Tron finishes, there's an hour-long programme about Nelson Mandela to get through before Tron: Legacy begins. This gap might have been necessitated by current events, or it might just simply be a quirk of scheduling. However, you can't help feeling that the 60-minute buffer was put there to lower expectations. Tron was such an important film, so idiosyncratic and iconic, »

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