How long was Flynn trapped on the Grid?

DrStranglove

Sr Member
Tron 2

They talk about time and it seems Flynn was there for what was to him a VERY long time before the events of the movie.

Anyone calculate it out?
 

CB2001

Master Member
20 years, 11 months, 20 days, 16 hours, 22 minutes, 16 seconds (and rolling).

It's on the screen when Sam dusts off the computer interface.
 

Larry Young

Master Member
Cycle - Tron Wiki - Tron, Tron Legacy, Tron 2.0, Tron Evolution and more

Flynn says a millicycle is about 8 hours, so that means a cycle is about 8,000 hours. Since a year is 8,760 hours (roughly; screw you and your leap years), but Castor says he's been trying to get Flynn's disk for 1000 cycles. So if you think 50 cycles in the Grid equals a year of real-time, like some of the tie-in stuff says, Castor's line makes sense in that 1000 cycles yields 20 years real-time and a thousand years from his POV.

But the real answer is: it's a movie. :lol
 

JLeezy23

Sr Member
Castor says "how long u been lookin for this disk? Bout a thousand cycles?" I think i read on the Disney site it says roughly 1000 grid years in the Tron timeline... It explains everything between beginning of part 1 and the beginning of part 2 to catch u up to the Legacy. I read that before the movie released in theaters so i always assumed 1000 or so when i seen it
 

terryr

Sr Member
If a thousand years passed in there, not much really happened. Clu took over, Quorra showed up, the games restarted.
 

CB2001

Master Member
If a thousand years passed in there, not much really happened. Clu took over, Quorra showed up, the games restarted.

Actually the games were going on before CLU took over (as we see in the TRON: Betrayal comic). They just reverted back to "kill or be killed" in that timeframe.
 

Larry Young

Master Member
If a thousand years passed in there, not much really happened. Clu took over, Quorra showed up, the games restarted.

...new life evolved
and was subsequently hunted to extinction by a raised army of repurposed programs. Yeah, you're right; not much happened.

...

It's digital jazz, man!
 
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