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`Castle' Star Rides Very Own `Tron' Light Cycle

As a kid, <I>Castle</I> star <B>Nathan Fillion</B> actually thought he was living inside the '80s movie, <I>Tron.</I>

As a kid, Castle star Nathan Fillion actually thought he was living inside the '80s movie, Tron.

Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:42 GMT

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Castle star Nathan Fillion may drive a regular car now, but back in the day, he traveled by Tron Light Cycle.

The actor, who plays mystery novelist Richard Castle on the hit ABC series, was a huge fan of the original 1982 sci-fi flick, Tron, as a kid and yearned for having his very own Light Cycle.

Fillion remembers hopping on his “banana seat bike” and riding around his neighborhood with friends, pretending their regular old wheels were actually super-powered Light Cycles inside a computer program.

For full effect, he says they’d “get down really, really low on the handlebars” and try to go “at the speed of light.”

However, in trying to ride as fast as possible the steering would become extra wobbly and Fillion admits, “We’d fall down constantly.”

With the updated Tron: Legacy movie hitting theaters this December, Fillion is feeling nostalgic but confirms he has no plans to build another Light Cycle as an adult.

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