1. What's up with Ram's death? Did his body release something that caused the damaged Recognizer to power up?
Nah, when Ram died he just died. Flynn, being a user, some how activated the recogniser and restored it. He didn't even know what he did.
Scuzzy Says: Yep.
2. Wasn't Sark's carrier supposed to derez? If so, what was Lori and Flynn standing on above the MCP? Why didn't that part derez? Come to think of it, how did Lori get to the ground level with Tron immediately afterwards?
It did, just not all the way. Yori got to the ground cause, if you watch, when the mcp dies, the system is free, thu
Scuzzy Says: Actually, that's Flynn again. I figure that he helped keep the carrier afloat when he restored Yori, again without knowing exacly.
3. Who was that when the MCP was destroyed; the one inside that sphynx-looking thing like Dumont was in? And what was that he was pecking at? It sort of looked like a typewriter or a type setter. What was it? Who was he? Did he have a real world counterpart?
In the movie it is said the MCP was origianlly a chess program back in the younger days of ENCOM. The MCP himself said "No one user wrote me, I'm worth millions of their man years." The MCP was written by a bunch of programers. Though it seems Dillinger rewrote the MCP to his present form in the film. The typwritter is there just to show it's an older program I guess. I thought that was kinda neat.
Scuzzy Says: I saw it that it was all the programs that he appeneded, all the other "Man-Years" that went into programming the other programs. That he was a Chess Program only allowed him to learn from his experiences.
4. Where did Bit go after the Recognizer crashed? Did it kill him/it?
A question all us programs would love to know. Who knows. In the origianl script it seems Bit was suppose to hag around for the rest of the film. They probally had to cut that short cause of time.
Scuzzy Says: The bit was assigned to the Recognizer. When the Recognizer crashed the Bit went to wherever Bits go. Maybe that Bit was the one that belonged to Clu.
5. How did Tron get programming instructions from Alan 1 when Alan didn't have access due to denied clearence?
Flynn used a group 6 access to acivate Tron, there Alan programed Tron, from his terminal in the cubical, to go and terminate the MCP.
Scuzzy Says: Flynn used Group 6 Access to get into the system where he was intercepted by the MCP. Alan1 worked through the night to access Tron either by Level 6 or maybe even hacked Level 7. In any event, when he called Tron, Tron came a'running!
6. Was that Ram's real-world counterpart that asked for Alan's popcorn? I think so, am I right?
I think it is, at least it seems. Poor guy, all he want's is some popcorn.
Scuzzy Says: Coincidence in actors. Remember that Ram is a book keeping program. Alan's pal was a programmer who's face wasn't even seen.
7. What was this so-called "free system" that Tron was fighting to restore? How would they be any more "free"? Wouldn't they still be programs fulfilling the wishes of users? What's the difference, I mean apart from everything turning a glorious shade of blue?
The MCP was all about control. In the begining of the film the programers had little access to the system. The red beams mean the towers are not communicating with the real world.
Scuzzy Says: Yep.