Mon, 30 October 2017
Learn the origin of Gargoyles. Discover the amazing cartoon from 1994. Taste the hardened taffy goodness (?) of peanut-butter “chews” from the Hallowe’en pillowcase. Try to determine why Stretch Armstrong may actually be a gargoyle. It’s all here in this Hallowe’en Eve edition of TechnoRetro Dads.
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Who is the best movie character ever according to fans? Here’s a hint, his alter-ego is Han Solo. Ready Player One gets a LEGO treatment. Australia gets recognized for something other than strange and venomous creatures — big and scary animatronic creatures! Stretch Armstrong gets the Saturday morning treatment. Magnum P.I. will be rebooted with some interesting alterations.
Every decade has its own flavor of candies, especially when Trick-or-Treaters come to your door. JediShua and shazbazzar recall some of the best and worst candy memories from around 1977. Which ones would you keep and which ones did you always trade away?
Swamp Angel’s suggestion for a Hallowe’en movie earns an Emmy as well as the appreciation of the ‘Dads as shazbazzar and JediShua watch the really weird but cool made-for-TV movie, Gargoyles. The effects are certainly pre-Star Wars, but the story, music, and other aspects make this a retrotastic movie worth checking out — and it’s on YouTube!
Although uncredited as creator for Gargoyles in its first few episodes, Greg Weisman created and wrote this inventive serial style cartoon while working for Disney in the mid-nineties. Although this series all but escaped the ‘Dads’ notice back then, a rewatch of the first season reminds shazbazzar and JediShua that this series earns its position in the modernization of cartoons during the ‘90s.
Aftershocks of 1977
We know him as Wesley Crusher, but did you know that Will Wheaton was a Star Wars fan before he ever knew about Star Trek? At age five, he donned a Ben Cooper Darth Vader costume for Hallowe’en and his geekiness began in earnest.
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