TechnoRetro Dads

Greetings, Programs!  

 

Wow!  With the hectic schedule of the holidays (and catching up on sleep on a brand new memory foam and cooling gel pillow), we almost forgot to record our End-of-Year episode — almost.  But late Sunday night, shazbazzar and JediShua took 77 minutes to remember some of the great things that made 2014 1984 a fantastic year.

 

Plug in your ear buds and tune in for some great memories of movies, toys, sports, and music from a great year of fun and fandom that will make you feel like a kid again.*  

 

 

*While the contents of this podcast have been known to cause some listeners to experience an emotional state of adolescence, your own personal reaction to this episode of TechnoRetro Dads is not guaranteed either explicitly or implicitly.

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Greetings, Programs!  

 

On the last Monday before Christmas, there is no time to Monkee around — if you haven’t told Santa what you want this year, you need to get down to the mall before it’s too late.  (Oh, and you can get your shopping done, too.)  Too crowded, you say?  Plug in your ear buds, Ear Buds, and tune in to UNSCROOGED 2 to lighten the load — you’ll be smiling in no time!

 

With fun tunes, both old and new, JediShua and shazbazzar head down to the mall, braving frigid temperatures in the high forties to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they most want for Christmas this year.  On the way, they bump into the Cereal Connoisseur, Sheldon Norton, Richard and Sarah from Skywalking through Neverland, and even one of Santa’s helpers, Steve Glosson from Geek Out Loud

 

 

The TechnoRetro Dads are helping Mickey, Peter, Mike, and Davy spread the spirit of Christmas to quench the Grinch in the most Humbuggiest Scrooge you can imagine in this year’s magical, musical, madness on a Monday morning.  

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Greetings, Programs!  

 

Muppets are always welcome — especially this close to Christmas.  JediShua and shazbazzar gather their families around the TV for Jim Henson’s interpretation of Russell Hoban’s children’s book penned in the tradition of Gift of the Magi, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.  Cherished memories of Christmases continue as the ‘Dads reminisce about their favorite characters and songs from this clever musical featuring animals (both furry and scaly) living in a rural town alongside a river.  With definitive “good guys” and “bad guys”, one of the TechnoRetro Dads confesses his dark secret of favoring the Riverbottom Nightmare Band over the friendly, folksy harmonies of the Frogtown Hollow Jubilee Jug Band.

 

In the NEWS: movie releases coming out this week, TRON: Legacy turns four on Wednesday, Daniel LaRusso turns 46 on Thursday (when shazbazzar turns 42), a holographic Beatle sings of Hope for the Future in a video game, and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim reveals Rebels guests and a premier.  

 

JediShua and shazbazzar continue their discussion of retro toys which are available this season in stores near you.  This week: Smurfs, Fisher Price, Polly Pocket, Magna Doodle, Speak and Spell, and Lite Brite.  With only ten days until Christmas, pick a  #TechnoRetro gift for the younguns in your life.

 

Start your work week right with 77 minutes of fun with your Ear Buds this Monday morning!

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Greetings, Programs!  

 

After T’day, we unbox the ornaments, set up the tree, unwind coils of lights, and tinsel-up the living room while the wives are away. December is a month for anticipation and expectations, and part of the hype is getting the house all decorated for the month.  Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they get the #TechnoRetro tree ready for this year’s excitement.

 

 

In the NEWS: Ernest Cline’s award-winning novel, Ready Player One is finally getting a director — we think.  Check out the latest list of potential directors and the ‘Dad’s opinions of each one (even if they don’t know them by name).  

 

Theme Park Summer is back — just in time for winter (Edgar Winter?) — as shazbazzar and the shazlings visit Six Flags over Georgia during their “Holiday in the Park” event over Thanksgiving break.  Goliath, Georgia Scorcher, and the Monster Mansion are just three of the attractions available this season.  PLUS: Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck perform on stage all season long!

 

 

JediShua and shazbazzar continue their discussion of retro toys which are available this season in stores near you.  This week: Lincoln Logs, Cabbage Patch Kids, Holly Hobbie, and more!

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Greetings, Programs!  

 

…or should we say, “Greetings Starfighter”?  

 

With rumored remakes, remasters, and fan-edited special editions of movies and shows we watched when we were young, the excitement surrounding the release of the new Star Wars teaser trailer last week has everyone trying to make the old things new.  (Is it unlikely that J.J. Abrams was referring to just this scenario by giving us 88 seconds of teasers to get our capacitors fluxing by generating 1.21 gigahits on StarWars.com and other websites?)

 

If you don’t want to hear about the recently released Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, feel free to stop this episode at the 77 minute mark.  But if you want to get some brief reactions to the event that made some sad losses in the world of football a whole lot better, keep listening to the end of yet another extended episode of TechnoRetro Dads -- 88 minutes this week!

 

In the NEWS: Theme Park awards, an amazing rendition of a scene from the original Battlestar Galactica (with a few words about both series from Captain Apollo, himself, Richard Hatch),  Westworld may become a series on HBO just in time for another movie about trouble at a theme park, and Dancing with the Stars plays Super Mario Bros.

 

Then JediShua uncovers a plot to rerelease some of our favorite Toys in the Attic just in time for the holidays (and shazbazzar gets the great idea of scrubbing the old ones and simply regifting). 

   

Be sure to post your 5-Star reviews of TechnoRetro Dads on iTunes, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and send us your voicemails!  We want to know what movies you think need sequels, what Christmas catalogs you marked for “hints” to Santa’s helpers, and what you think about all things #TechnoRetro! 

 

Check out shazbazzar’s new blogs on The Star Wars Report.     

 

 

Listen to JediShua on Green Justice, Scarlet Velocity, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Case Files

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Greetings, Programs!

 

As Thanksgiving looms on the horizon this week, TechnoRetro Dads look for creative culinary expressions with everything from turkeys to cranberries to cats.  Yes.  Cats.

 

Which leads us to Melmac, an egg-shaped world with big-nosed hairy creatures like Gordon, Rhonda, Skip, Rick, Seargeant Staff, and the evil Larcen Petty.  Yes.  ALF.  The animated series, that is.  And to talk about ALF with us, Deucecast cohost Michael Nipp comes on for the Cereal Challenge this week as we watch ‘80s cartoons with our kids while chowing down on the breakfast of champions — that’s a mouthful! 

 

Plus: News about Underoos!  Remembering R.A. Montgomery’s Choose Your Own Adventure books. New Peanuts images released. And a tribute to Glen A. Larson.

 

Before you fall into a tryptophanian coma Thursday afternoon, download and listen to the ‘Dads in this BONUS SIZED episode of TechnoRetro Dads. 

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A long time ago, in many places not far away, young Star Wars fans turned on CBS for a special event featuring their favorite fictional characters.  Some were thrilled, others nonplussed, and the history of The Star Wars Holiday Special began.  

   

Download and relive the fun and frustration of the Holiday Special as JediShua and shazbazzar invite SuperFriends Sheldon Norton, Mike Tarkin, Chris Hamilton, and JoeyWanKenobi to relive the magic of that notorious Friday in November 1978 (with special musical guest, High Adventure)!  

 

But that's not all!  This year's inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame are in the news, Etch A Sketch is retrieved from the Attic, a TechnoRetro Fantasy is explored, and we reveal the success and failure of shazbazzar's Monster Cereals cake from a couple weeks back.

 

Don’t forget the TechnoRetro Dads’ reviews of Star Wars: Rebels “Out of Darkness” on RebelForce Radio’s Star Wars: Rebels Declassified and Disney Vault Talk: Rebel Yell from last week!  

 

Check out shazbazzar’s new blogs on The Star Wars Report.     

 

Listen to JediShua on Green Justice, Scarlet Velocity, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Case Files.     

 

 

Celebrate this day of peace by greeting your fellow sentients with the traditional, “Happy Life Day!” today.

 

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Because the 71st Annual National Peanut Festival is in full swing in L.A. (Lower Alabama) this week, JediShua talks about the surprising amount of Peanut Power that’s packed in those little shells.  In the meantime, shazbazzar remembers reading strangely horrific children’s books in his room under his bed.  (If you’ve ever seen A Puppet Storybook, you’ll completely understand.)

   

Favorite television shows are up for rebooting in the NEWS this week, from your friendly but strange witch neighbor to a family with a vacuum-tube-powered robot who can’t seem to find their way home, classic ideas are getting the green light for the 21st Century treatment.  Will they be dark and gritty like nearly every other remake we’ve seen lately?   

 

Check out shazbazzar on The Neverland Podcast and his new blogs on The Star Wars Report.   

 

Listen to JediShua on Green Justice, Scarlet Velocity, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Case Files.   

 

 

Pick up your copy of High Adventure’s Into a Larger World album featuring “A Letter to Doc Brown” as heard this week.

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Enjoy the TechnoRetro Dads Spooktacular 2014 in the dark of night if you dare… (You can light a candle if you’re faint of heart.)

 

With classic tales from shazbazzar’s copy of Troll Records’ 1973 Scary Spooky Stories on vinyl (very retro) and songs from the past as JediShua and shaz go Trick-or-Treating with the next generation in this special edition of TechnoRetro Dads.

 

Including works by Lucasfilm, Andrew Gold, J. Geils Band, Sparks, Warren Zevon, Tim Curry, Chris Hamilton, Lawrence Grey, and Oingo Boingo.  With references and sounds from Fat Albert’s Halloween Special, Witch’s Night Out, Fright Night, The Worst Witch Ever, The Hobbit, and Groovie Ghoulies.

 

 

We dare you to listen at midnight.

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Hey, Hey, Hey!  It’s Halloween Week, and to start it off on this monstrous Monday, JediShua and shazbazzar share some Eggo waffles with their kids (willingly or unwillingly? You decide) while watching the Fat Albert Halloween Special.  As always, the Cosby Kids provide some laughs and a lesson for fun’ertainment.  

 

But the TechnoRetro Dads also turn the page in the Star Wars Scrapbook to see what costumes they wore for Halloween — homemade Star Wars costumes, specifically.  JediShua was a blonde back then, and shaz has evidently always had an affinity for being fuzzy, so you can probably guess who they might have been back then.  

 

PLUS: Shua the Mad Scientist comes up with intriguing experiments you can do in your home Halloween lab with some of the candy your little goblins bring home from their night of begging from the neighbors in disguise.  From Tootsie Roll Pops to marshmallows, C6H22O11 is on the menu and in the lab!  

 

IN THE NEWS:  Back to the Future is coming to the future…soon!  A beer brewery has managed a hostile takeover of Count Chocula.  Colorado welcomes Star Wars music at the symphony.  

 

It’s the last Daylight Saving Monday of TechnoRetro Dads in 2014.  Share and Enjoy!

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Greetings, Programs!  

 

When you combine a Drow, some dwarves, dragons, and dark magic in an October Lazy Book Club, it’s a LEGENDARY experience!  So grab your earbuds, Ear Buds, and tune in to TechnoRetro Dads…

  

Draco Malfoy

Rostenkowski

Ice-T

Zach from The Curse

Zany parody songwriter

Tallis from Dragon Age:Redemption  

 

PLUS:  The Power of the Dark Crystal may be back in play, you can soon play Star Wars in a whole new way at the arcade, Star Wars Reads Day 3, some favorite books, TechnoRetro Bowl updates, and FANTASTIC FRENCH FEEDBACK about spoilers.  

 

 

Check out Sticky Situations by Chris Hamilton, featured on this week’s TechnoRetro Dads!

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Greetings, Programs!  

 

The great Saturday morning tradition of our generation may be over on the airwaves, but we can still pour a bowl of cereal and sit down to watch our favorite cartoons any time we want!  This week, shazbazzar and JediShua watch the Jetsons while enjoying some steaming Kellogg’s Pop Tarts.  Where is the cereal, you ask?  In the cake, of course.   

 

But this is just a taste of what’s up on Monday’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads…  

 

Fantasy Football. 

Star Wars Scrapbook. 

Atomic Science Lesson. 

 

77 minutes of TechnoRetro goodness!

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Greetings, Programs!

 

JediShua and shazbazzar
climbed a ladder, but not too far,

to see what they might find.

They opened crates and found some toys

that reminded them of being boys,

and something blew their mind.

Lost in time for all these years

a Walkman — music to their ears —

and inside, a cassette.

Shua put in some double “A”s

 

to find out if this thing still plays…

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Greetings, Programs!

 

Star Wars is everywhere!  Rebels begins this week (or, if you are one of the fortunate ones, it has already begun), The Clone Wars continues to release information and episodes, the Target toy aisle has some new offerings (and Toys ‘R’ Us even has an entire Star Wars aisle, again)!  With our favorite TechnoRetro franchise in high gear, we HAD to talk about it… a lot.

 

But that’s not all for this first Monday of fall!

 

Wasps invade a Colorado home.  Mac is back in L.A.  The Black Hole may or may not exist.  Uncertainty invades the realm of science like an improbability drive.  And we listen to our Ear Buds with some Scrapbook feedback and Jim’s frustration with the amount of SPOILERS on our show.

 

 

It’s a lot of fun this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

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As your body grows bigger, your mind must flower! It's great to learn, because TechnoRetro stuff is POWER!  This week we explore the top 5 Schoolhouse Rock Songs (according to ABC anyway) Plus, Shua continues to help Shaz through No-Computer-Therapy.  Doggone it, we'll get through this! And have you ever wanted to not be seen?  Our science lesson might just show you how. Hang out with your earbuds and get ready to enjoy stuff with Shaz, Shua, and Dave! Who? Dave!  Dave's not here...

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Greetings Starfighters! ...er, I mean Programs!  Shua here! I'll be editing the show this week.  But Don't Panic! I know what I'm doing...I think.  But it'll all work out because we are talking Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Tertiary Phase with Super Friend, Brother Matt!  Plus, we get Blue as we discuss those Smurfy Smurfos, The Smurfs, while we Smurf a Smurfy Smurf of Kix!  Plus, this week's Science Lesson discusses Squishy Robots.  So have a Smurfy Monday as you listen to TechnoRetro Dads!

 

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Greetings, Programs! 

 

Yes, we know it’s neither morning nor Monday -- but we needed to get this special update out to all our Ear Buds about ABC’s celebration of School House Rock this Sunday night at 7/6c.  Check it out, then send us a message with your thoughts, your favorites, and your memories of School House Rock for a later episode of TechnoRetro Dads to (209) TR-TRDad or (209) 878-7323 or send us an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com

 

 

There will be no regular episode this week due to USERS and PROGRAMS not feeling up to snuff last week.  We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programs soon.

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Greetings, Programs! 

This summer has been a wild ride (or, more literally, wild rides).  As Labor Day weekend symbolically closes the summer with one final weekend of theme park rides and water park slides, this episode marks the conclusion of our Theme Park Summer.  To wrap up the season, we invited Glen Nelson of High Adventure to join us for a last look at Theme Parks with a focus on Lake Compounce, the longest-running theme park in the nation.  He brings along a great theme song for all thrill ride lovers, “Rollercoaster”, written by Todd Howard and included on the first High Adventure album, Acoustic Prog Pop. In a bonus electronic-M, Geography expert (and Ear Bud) Greg Fields locates Holiday World and Indiana Beach.

 

PLUS: JediShua reveals controversy in the world of animated animals.  Audible offers a deal on R.A. Salvatore’s collection of Dungeons & Dragons stories, The Legend of Drizzt (FREE). Space travel may get a boost by the Quantum Vacuum Plasma Thruster (called “the impossible engine” by some; pronounced “pthhgt” by others).  

 

 

Leave us your voicemail at (209) TR-TRDad or (209) 878-7323 or send us an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, post on our Facebook, or tweet us on Twitter.  We will be closing out the summer season next week, so it’s time to let your amusement park memories be heard! 

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Greetings, Programs!

  

Evidently, we were long overdue for a full-fledged discussion on SPOILERS and our responsibility on podcasts and social media to refrain from AMBUSHING the unwitting with movie SECRETS.  Joining the TechnoRetro Dads for a lively roundtable discussion are a distinguished group of podcasters and movie lovers:  Sarah and Richard Woloski from Skywalking through Neverland, David Dollar (and Michael Nipp) from The Deucecast, Michael Falkner from Chronic Rift’s The Weekly Podioplex, and our own JAMIE from TRON: Decoding the Grid.

 

PLUS: Kenner’s Boba Fett gets the life-sized treatment.  Star Wars: Rebels gets a release date in early October.  The Theme Park Summer continues with the fifteen most anticipated “rides” for 2015.

 

 

Leave us your voicemail at (209) TR-TRDad or (209) 878-7323 or send us an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, post on our Facebook, or tweet us on Twitter.  We will be closing out the summer season next week, so it’s time to let your amusement park memories be heard! 

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Greetings, Programs!   

 

Fly! Be free!  If you remember a short and fuzzy alien observer from Ork tossing a chicken egg in the air in a popular sit-com from the seventies, you can guess who is at the heart of this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  JediShua and shazbazzar talk about some of their favorite memories of Robin Williams from Mork & Mindy to Dead Poets Society to Aladdin to Patch Adams and more.  Monday is the day to Seize the Teeth (Carpe Dentum) and tune in to TechnoRetro Dads.  

 

PLUS: The TechnoRetro Bowl returns this fall.  SyFy starts up a new reality program focusing on illusions and magic tricks, Wizard Wars this Tuesday.  Guardians of the Galaxy prove their soundtrack is an Awesome Mix.  Fox & Friends go bowling with food from our Ear Bud Armando.  And school supplies bring up memories of Pee Chee, Big Chief, Trapper Keepers, and NFL pencils.  

 

Let TechnoRetro Dads Jack up your Monday mornings by Awakenings up to some burning Flubber on your phone, mp3 player, or other means of listening to your favorite podcasts. While you’re listening, let us know your favorites from the past or how you share the fun and fandom of your youth with the next generation by leaving us a voicemail at (209) TR-TRDad or (209) 878-7323.  You can send us an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, post on our Facebook, or tweet us on Twitter.  

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Greetings, Programs! 

FEEDBACK!  Nope, not from rock guitars jamming in front of massive speakers, but voicemails, messages, and electronic-Ms from our Ear Buds.  This episode was largely orchestrated by you, the listeners.  Discussions range from TOYS to CEREAL to ROLLERCOASTERS to CONVENTION TIPS.    

 

PLUS: JediShua and shazbazzar go see Guardians of the Galaxy with their kids and talk about the latest installment in Disney’s MARVELous film series, the story of a group of misfits that get together to get an artifact that the bad guy wants so he can have ultimate power until they face certain death and the main guy seemingly sacrifices himself to save the day.  

 

Let us know your favorites from the past or how you share the fun and fandom of your youth with the next generation by leaving us a voicemail at (209) TR-TRDad or (209) 878-7323.  You can send us an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, post on our Facebook, or tweet us on Twitter.  

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Greetings, Programs! 

In this BONUS LENGTH EPISODE, JediShua and shazbazzar are joined by David Dollar of The Deucecast to reminisce about playing outdoors when we were kids.  From SPOTLIGHT to BIG WHEELS to INVISIBLE JETS, Dave, Shua, and shaz talk about their top five outdoor activities from their childhoods.  

 

PLUS: Comic Con NEWS, Hitch Hiking in the LAZY BOOK CLUB, light and sweet Corn Pops in the TECHNORETRO CHALLENGE while watching Dungeons & Dragons.

 

 

Let us know your favorites from the past or how you share the fun and fandom of your youth with the next generation by leaving us a voicemail at (209) TR-TRDad or (209) 878-7323.  You can send us an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, post on our Facebook, or tweet us on Twitter

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Greetings, Programs!  

 

With JediShua at the slot machines and shazbazzar in white water, things were moving rather rapidly this past week.  In fact, even this episode will pass by quickly (after all the excitement, the Dads needed a breather).  But TechnoRetro Dads will return next week for a full 77 minute episode.  

 

In the meantime, check out the recent video buzz around the set of the next Star Wars movie and be sure to check out the newest Marvel feature, Guardians of the Galaxy.  (Maybe you will even want to research post modern abstract expressionism.  Or maybe not.)  

 

Be sure to lend your voice to the show. Give us a call at (209) TR-TRDad to participate in the Lazy Book Club, Cereal Challenges, or Theme Park Summer.  Or record a voice message and send us an electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com

 

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Greetings, Programs!

Time to RISE and shine, DAWN has already broken on this beautiful new day!  Get out from BENEATH the covers, sleepy head, today is your day of CONQUEST.  So ESCAPE your somber slumbers and BATTLE the temptation to grab more zzzzs.  TechnoRetro Dads are going bananas this Monday morning as we look back to the PLANET OF THE APES franchise from 1968 - 2014 with a new appreciation for the practical effects and sets from the classic series and eager anticipation for the return of CAESAR in another incarnation of this iconic tale.
 

PLUS: Animals in Theme Parks, South Korea is getting yet another great attraction (this time including APES), Marky Mark plays another crashed astronaut, shazbazzar talks CLONES at Alabama Phoenix Festival with the DEUCECAST, and a Weird ALbum enforces Mandatory Fun -- or so it says. 

 

 

Join us for 77 minutes of MONKEYING AROUND and then give us a call at (209) TR-TRDad to participate in the Lazy Book Club, Cereal Challenges, or Theme Park Summer.  Or record a voice message and send us an electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com

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Greetings, Programs!

Take a nostalgic trip to Saturday morning fun with Space Stars: Space Ghost, Teen Force, and the Herculoids.  Experience the nastalgic flavor of vitamin-rich, low-sugar King Vitaman cereal.  Then continue this Theme Park Summer as the Ninja is stopped by a tree, Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios Florida in O’Lando, and the Verruckt is the most insane water slide ever! 

PLUS: Scotch tape may be an exciting solution to bone injuries Harry Potter NEWS, Star Wars benefits from OT experience in Brian Muir, and The Great Kingdom Kickstarter campaign for this documentary about Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson continues until July 20th, so you still have time to lend your support to this film!

 

 

Kick back and sip on some sweet and tart (mostly sweet) Kool-Aid Lemonade at JediShua’s stand, then give a call at (209) TR-TRDad to participate in the Lazy Book Club, Cereal Challenges, or Theme Park Summer.  Or record a voice message and send us an electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com just like Sheldon did. 

#TechnoRetro Show Notes:

 

Nostalgia - the fond memory of the past with longing sentiment


Notstalgia
- the transcription of various memories upon each other until a false nostalgia is formed


Nastalgia -
the unfortunate present reality that something remembered fondly is actually horrendous

 

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Greetings, Programs!

Role-playing games range from MMORPGs to imaginative home-spun creations by creative college students, but they all stem from the classic Dungeons and Dragons.  JediShua and shazbazzar recall their first exposure to the realm of D&D in elementary school to  some fond memories with favorite characters.  SuperFriends Andrew Pascal, Chris Haifley, and James Sprattley come along to talk about their love of the game as well as introduce their upcoming film documenting the rise and fall of the D&D empire of Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and the battle for control of TSR.  Their Kickstarter campaign for finishing funds continues until July 20th, so you can lend your support to this film!

PLUS: Check out some news (or rumors) about Carrie Fisher’s daughter, the Ralph McQuarrie Kickstarter, and the Ministry of Silly Walks before eating fried cuisine during the Theme Park Summer.

 

 

You can participate in TechnoRetro Dads through the Lazy Book Club, Cereal Challenges, or Theme Park Summer by contacting us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Greetings, Programs!  

Do you remember what you were doing twenty-five years ago?  It was the Year of the Bat when Michael Keaton called into question the weight of Kim Basinger, Jack Nicholson agitated Jack Palance, Jek Porkins was a scoundrel, and Lando was the District Attorney.  (And Two-Face could have been a much smoother criminal....)  

 

JediShua and shazbazzar share BATMAN with their families, finding it just as relevant today as it was back in 1989.  The Dark Knight was darker then than in the 60s, but not nearly as dark as he has become in this century.  Take a trip back in time to relive the hype and hoopla of Tim Burton’s vision with the music of Danny Elfman and Prince.  

PLUS: News about some TechnoRetro favorites becoming movies, a Super 8 reel released, the BATMAN ride at Six Flags Over Georgia, and a SCIENCE LESSON from two moons!  

 

 

You can participate in TechnoRetro Dads through the Lazy Book Club, Cereal Challenges, or Theme Park Summer by contacting us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Greetings, Programs!

As highly improbable as it is to have a show this magnanimously big, it is not, in fact, infinitely improbable and therefore you will not need any additional drives to your listening device.  However, should any problems arise, feel free to address your complaints to the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Complaints Division, where your needs will be addressed promptly.

 

The Lazy Book Club is abuzz with excitement from various parts of the globe as Mark Newbold (a really hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is), Paul Bateman (who could be your plastic pal who is really fun to be with), and Dr. Jorbex (the second greatest computer in the universe of time and space) join shazbazzar and JediShua for a very worthwhile conversation about the most successful book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

PLUS: News, Feedback from our Ear Buds, and a few commercials as well.

 

You can participate in TechnoRetro Dads through the Lazy Book Club, Cereal Challenges, or Theme Park Summer by contacting us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Direct download: TRDads_02.12.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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Happy Day After Father’s Day.  Hopefully your day was filled with memories of Dad, making memories with Dad, or being honored as Dad.  But every Monday is TechnoRetro Dads‘ Day -- with cereal, cartoons, news, and nostalgia to enjoy.

 

 

The TechnoRetro Dads Theme Park Summer continues as we take the plunge at the water parks of our past and present when we were kids and with our kids.  So get ready to ride the slides with shazbazzar and JediShua in wet and wild memories of Coney Island, Water World, and Six Flags - White Water.

You can participate in TechnoRetro Dads through the Lazy Book Club, Cereal Challenges, or Theme Park Summer by contacting us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Direct download: TRDads_02.11.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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This week we talk about Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  From 3D simulators to full-scale roller coasters, Universal Studios left the studios behind to become a full-fledged Theme Park (with E.T. and Mel’s Diner).  We bring out some toys from the midway games at the parks of our youth to talk about carnival games and their prizes.

PLUS: Experiences from the Alabama Phoenix Festival, news about guests at Pensacon 2015, JediShua trains karate padawans, and Star Wars gets some new female faces.

You can participate in TechnoRetro Dads through the Lazy Book Club, Cereal Challenges by contacting us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Direct download: TRDads_02.10.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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School is out for Summer and there is no way the TechnoRetro Dads are going to take it lying down.  Lazy Days of Summer?  Not for us!  Grab your tickets, get your hands stamped, or pull out your season passes and go to your favorite theme parks with us as we begin our Theme Park Summer.  This week, JediShua remembers Elitch’s while shazbazzar relives company picnics at Camden Park.

PLUS: The first RebelForce Radio Star Wars Weekends meetup, SuperFriends Richard & Sarah join us from Skywalking through Neverland, Reading Rainbow gets Kickstarted, and more on this THRILLING episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

You can participate in TechnoRetro Dads through the Lazy Book Club, Science Projects, or anything #TechnoRetro you can remember or predict by contacting us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.  

Direct download: TRDads_02.09.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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Memorial Day is about remembering those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.  We hope you enjoy this day of remembrance with family and friends.  But in case you need a dose of #TechnoRetro ear buds, we wanted to give you this stuff to enjoy...

Last year, on Memorial Day weekend, shazbazzar went up to Birmingham for the Alabama Phoenix Festival to meet and speak to Gil Gerard.  We promised to air the Buck Rogers panel, and so here it is.  Gil provides some behind-the-scenes insights about the classic TV series and his thoughts about the past and future of Buck Rogers.  We hope you enjoy these tidbits from the past.

PLUS: Music by High Adventure written by shazbazzar and JediShua.  The military discusses potential for using Godzilla against enemies.  Michael Jackson performs at the Billboard Music Awards.  JediShua goes to Star Wars Weekends and shazbazzar is invited to talk Honor Among Thieves on Star Wars Bookworms.

You can participate in TechnoRetro Dads through the Lazy Book Club or you can contact us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Direct download: TRDads_02.08.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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Sometimes it seems like the next door neighbor has all the cool toys.  As long as they are willing to let us use their Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, we are happy to be their friend.  Fix yourself some shaved ice doused in your favorite Kool-Aid flavor and tune in for a mixed bag of TechnoRetro Dads.    

SuperFriend CHRIS LUBY joins JediShua and shazbazzar to discuss the newly published scientific abstract by SuperFriend SATKA compiling FROOT LOOPS data. Shakespeare’s Star Wars is the talk of the Lazy Book Club.  With musical interludes and some retroworthy reminders of days gone by, this episode is classic #TechnoRetro.

PLUS: Music by Chris Hamilton and Justin Roberts.  Really expensive stuff you would love to have in your collection.  The Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge finale.  Mars exists in Utah...sort of. And a brand-new electronic-B by Lost_Mario_Bro releases on May 25.

You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Direct download: 07_TRDads_02.07.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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Sweeter than Sugar Frosted Flakes and more lovable than the Muppet Babies, Moms deserve as much credit as they can get, so JediShua and shazbazzar revisit some of the things that made childhood special -- thanks to their Moms.  

SuperFriend MICHAEL PRICE talks about his latest addition to the LEGO Star Wars canon with the first episode of The New Yoda Chronicles as well as the shows and movies that inspired him in his retro days.  (And shaz still thinks that JEK-14 would make a great addition to the GRID.)

PLUS: Loads of talk on topics like Tony the Tiger, Skeeter the Muppet, Howie Mandel, Ray Harryhausen, NASA, and an update on the Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge.  You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Direct download: TRDads_02.06.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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On Cinco de Mayo and the celebration has not yet begun to wane.  Download and listen early this Monday morning to take advantage of the news and deals still in action on the 5th of May (because tomorrow will feel like Revenge of the Sixth)!  

SuperFriend SHELDON comes back to pass judgment on Froot Loops in more than just a simple taste test, lending his expertise to the continuing Science Project relative to the different (or not-so-different) flavors of Froot Loops according to their colors.

PLUS: Because Kermmit asked, JediShua and shazbazzar provide a rundown of some of this past week’s news and even many of the things we saw or experienced on May the Fourth!  You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

(Be sure not to forget the Moms in your life -- Sunday is coming quickly!)

Direct download: 05_TRDads_02.05.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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Movin’ right along 
rememb’ring old times and new news,

With ear buds you can’t lose,

You know it won’t be boring!

Ev’ry Monday morning
you can download a new show,

Then get ready to go…

(Hey you! Get up, and stop that snoring!)

 

TechnoRetro Dads --

have fun with history.

Movies, games, and toys
we share with our families.

TechnoRetro Dads —

with friends both young and old, 

Mem’ries that are made with them
are worth more than gold.

 

Movin’ right along
when buddies seem more like brothers,

they’re joined by some others,

and form a Lazy Book Club.

Saturdays are great
while watching cartoons with cereal,

on a plane that’s ethereal,

be sure to save your pay stub.  
(Now you’re just trying to rhyme.)(Yep.)

 

TechnoRetro Dads —

‘Cause two’s just not enough —

 

Come along and join right in
if you enjoy stuff!   

E.T. is unearthed!  Flash Gordon is coming back!  Data’s cousin is rumored to be starring in a Goonies sequel!  There’s loads of news in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

PLUS: SuperFriend JORBEX joins JediShua and shazbazzar to talk about The Muppet Movie, Presto Magix, and Froot Loops.  You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Direct download: 04_TRDads_02.04.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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The Hulk is Incredible, the Charms are Lucky, the DeLorean is headed to New Mexico, and Tom Angleberger is on TechnoRetro Dads! 

Whether you are into retro shows or techno twists on old favorites, you can find it on TechnoRetro Dads week after week.  Today, JediShua and shazbazzar eat their Lucky Charms while they watch episodes of the 1982 cartoon, The Incredible Hulk with their families.  Chris Hamilton calls us back to the heyday of mail order anticipation with his song “6 to 8 Weeks”.  Author Tom Angleberger talks Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue and drops two amazing announcements on the Dads about his upcoming projects. 

Plus, fun, flashbacks, fandom, and feedback from a friend on this week’s TechnoRetro Dads.  You can join in the conversation at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com, participate in the Lazy Book Club and get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads, or contact us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com.  

 

 

So pick a piece of candy out of the kids’ Easter basket and settle in for seventy-seven minutes of #TechnoRetro good times.

Direct download: 03_TRDads_02.03.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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It’s time to play the intro.
It’s time to light the lights.

It’s time to meet the Dads
on TechnoRetro Dads tonight.

It’s time to put on makeup.
It’s time to dress up right.
It’s time to eat some breakfast
on TechnoRetro Dads tonight.

Why don’t we watch some movies?
Let’s play with all our toys.
I love to be nostalgic
while I’m hangin’ with my boys!

 

So download Monday mornings
to start the work week right.
It’s time to get things started
on the most sensational... 

inspirational...
Technorational...
Retronational...
Time to join the TechnoRetro Dads!

 

Muppets, Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge, Battlestar Galactica, American Idol, E.T., UFC, Star Wars...


Chris Hamilton from Star Wars Kidscast joins the discussion in the Lazy Book Club.  You can too at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com and get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads.  We’re talking Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger. 

Direct download: TRDads_02.02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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The TechnoRetro Dads shake things up a bit for their first birthday celebration as they embark on a second #TechnoRetro year with more favorite toys, cereal, cartoons, games, movies, and memories to come with some additional chatter about things that matter (maybe not so much).  A few friends stop by for the fun and several others call in with well-wishes on this historic occasion.  (OK, we may be a bit full of ourselves with all this hype, but we did have a great time on this episode.)

 

Don’t forget to join in the discussion in the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com and get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads.  You can pick Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger and get ready for next week’s discussion. 

 

Canadian Superfriends Mike and Sheldon regale us with tales of the twelve inch manly man Big Jim and his friends Big Josh, Big Jack, and a whole P.A.C.K. of shirtless action figures from Mattel.  T-Bird stops by the shazbazzar spaceport for his report on the TechnoRetro Science Project with some sad news for Chris Luby...

Plus: Lando pulls out of a “STAR” franchise, sugary cereals draw the ire of morning “news” programs, and much more skeksiness than you can find in your average podcast.

 

 

The first official Monday of TechnoRetro Dads “Year Two” has arrived, so tune in and turn on, ear buds!

Direct download: 01_TRDads_02.01.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:28am EST

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You thought your precious Dads were safe from the scheming of the Aprilinanity. Nobody is free from the ludicrousness of this day of absurdity and nonsense.  Equipped with silliness and senselessness, the Dadnappers have effectively taken away the TechnoRetro ones on this anniversary of their origin.  Perhaps this preposterous poppycock will persist for days, weeks, even months....

 

 

Yet fear not, fool-loving friends, for the youth of today have seized the situation and are capitalizing on the case of the captured Dads.  JediAri, shabbeyzzar, Little “A”s, and shazzyluke are on the scene and are using this opportunity to pull a little tomfoolery of their own.

So tune in for this extra-special episode of TechnoRetro Dads KIDS! 

Direct download: TRKids_1.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Kids -- posted at: 7:30am EST

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School is back in session (at least at the shaz and Shua households), but do not mourn the passing of another Spring Break, count it just a week closer to summertime.  Even better, tune in to TechnoRetro Dads!

JAMIE is back with JediShua and shazbazzar to wrap up Level Three of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Dive into Monty Python and the Holy Grail and delve into what makes the main characters tick in this dystopian view of the future.  You can continue to voice your thoughts in the discussion of Ready Player One on the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com. You can also get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads and pick Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger for the next discussion. 

Plus: a LEGO robot solves Rubik’s Cube in just over three seconds, Billy Dee holds on for week two, and an archaeological excavation is put on hold in the search for
The Crystal Skull buried evidence of Extra Terrestrial games.

Monday is here, so download and listen in to TechnoRetro Dads!

Direct download: 52_TRDads_01.52.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 7:54am EST

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Are you one of the fortunate ones beginning Spring Break this beautiful Monday morning?  JediShua and shazbazzar both begin their break with sunshine, flowers, and unicorns.

But all is not a bed of roses. IOI has the upper hand and Wade wades deep into the swamp of sadness and nearly...oops...wrong book.  JAMIE returns for Level Two of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline in the second edition of the Lazy Book Club and no one even mentioned R2-DJ at Ogden Morrow’s birthday bash. Be sure to chime in with your thoughts in the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com. You can also get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads today! 

Plus: this episode completes the weekly History Lesson by covering great memories from the 70s and 80s through March 31. Stay tuned in the weeks to come to find out what new segments will take its place in April.

Welcome to the positivity of spring!

Direct download: 51_TRDads_01.51.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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Sweet tooth satisfaction! Whether you want a butterbeer from Starbucks or a wedding cake straight out of The Dark Crystal, we have it this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

Controversial topics! Hysteria or hypnotism with a side of Lucky Leprechauns, ancient Atari archaeological digs, and a cat who helps out his canine counterpart; this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

Computer gaming! Text based games on the comeback and an Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation encourage imaginative adventures this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

JAMIE joins JediShua and shazbazzar on the first official meeting of the Lazy Book Club to discuss “Level One” of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. But there is much, much more on this St. Patrick’s Day episode of TechnoRetro Dads with a History Lesson, News, and a TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge.

 

 

You can be a part of the program in the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club! Lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send a voice-mail to (209) TR-TRDad, your electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

Direct download: 50_TRDads_01.50.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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Having an Atari hooked up to your home TV meant no quarters needed when you wanted to play your arcade favorites (or something somewhat similar).  JediShua and shazbazzar finally let their families in on the Atari Flashback fun and the kids gain some appreciation of the classics!

Plus, Dancing with the Star Wars goes to Bespin, Warner Brothers seeks to capitalize on the recent success of The LEGO Movie with their own building blocks blockbuster based on Minecraft, the HUVr board is tested by Tony Hawk, and the Dark Crystal Author’s Quest has selected its top five candidates.

The last time nine planets lined up in syzygy results in a musical query by Spaghetti Cake as we wonder “What about Pluto?” (Thanks for the idea, Glen!)

You can play along with us through the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club, you can lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  You can also join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.


Direct download: TRDads_01.49.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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Whether they were at the arcade or on your Atari at home (sorry, Odyssey 2, Glen and Luby), the classic games of our youth provided more than entertainment with a joystick and TV screen, but even spawned their own musical genre: GameTunes.

 

This week, JediShua and shazbazzar welcome Glen and Brian from High Adventure for a special Music & History Lesson episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  With some fan favorite tunes in tribute of Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong, our time together had a way of expanding past our usual 77 minutes.  But it’s all in good fun when we’re talking #TechnoRetro with our ear buds.  We challenge you to NOT talk back to us while listening to this week’s episode. 

 

And since you’ll be talking to us anyway (and getting strange looks from people who wonder just who in the world you’re talking to), be sure to send in your feedback.  You can play along with us through the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club, you can lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  You can also join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

Direct download: TRDads_01.48.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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Whether it is a snake in an envelope, a question in a test pamphlet, or automatic laces coming in 2015, the unexpected (and sometimes unexplainable) could very well show up on TechnoRetro Dads.

 

This week, there is more news about Star Wars: REBELS, Tom Angleberger is doodling in some of his new books, and Toy Fair revealed some #TechnoRetro goodies coming soon to toy aisles everywhere.  Plus, we have finally gotten around to seeing The Lego Movie (and we are getting around to some of your feedback, as well). 

 

Be sure to send in your feedback, too.  With lots of opportunities to play along with us through the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club, you can lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  You can also join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

Direct download: TRDads_01.47.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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JediShua is determined to rescue the Kobayashi Maru while shazbazzar continues to battle Hoth-like conditions in the south, but that’s not important right now.  

 

The TechnoRetro Dads are in the midst of a thirty year-old debate over one of the most controversial topics of our generation. Undaunted by the challenge, both shazbazzar and JediShua put up the best arguments for each side of the Great Bounty Hunter Pronunciation Dilemma.  

 

Plus: news about Star Wars, preorders for “Retro Action” figures, Robotland in Seoul, unexpected history lessons, and more talk of Atari (we may be on to something here). 

 

All this and more on the very political (not really) Presidents’ Day episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

 

Don’t forget the Froot Loops Science Project and the Lazy Book Club featuring Ernie Cline’s novel, Ready Player One. Send us an electronic-M with your discoveries and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  We want to hear from you!

Direct download: TRDads_01.46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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You never know what you will hear on TechnoRetro Dads.  This episode was recorded (mostly) in the shazbazzar family room when JediShua and Mrs. Shua came down for a weekend visit.  You will hear dogs barking, panting, and running on the tile floor.  You will hear televisions and video games being played.  You will hear voices in the background.  Why is this episode scrambled with these echoes of present and past?  Because we were having a blast being together as a big, happy, TechnoRetro family!  You can hear that, too!

But the regular segments are packed in this podcast as well.  History Lessons (with a reminder that Valentine’s Day is this week), a TechnoRetro Challenge, Toys in the Attic (or shazbazzar spaceport, to be more precise), and even a bit (or byte) of News.  

So plug in your ear buds and join in the fun as we fend off invaders from space, score touchdowns, blast asteroids, and use our best combat tactics with tanks and planes.  We are doing our part to make your Mondays better, so enjoy!

Be sure to give us some feedback.  Send us an electronic-M with your thoughts and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  We want to hear from you!

Direct download: TRDads_01.45.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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The excitement of yesterday has come and gone, and again, the present became the past and what was the news is now history.  The groundhog predicted the weather and Atreyu lost Artax in New Jersey.  Although there was much weeping and wailing during and after the Big Game Sunday night, it could not quench the excitement following a fantastic Saturday TechnoRetro Reunion (more about that later). 

But the game goes on, ear buds!  We got right back up on that horse (excuse the pun) and lined-up our favorite pieces at “GO!” and took a look back at one of our favorite games, Monopoly.  The Flintstones/Pebbles TechnoRetro Challenge is almost over (so submit your thoughts) and a brand new Science Project is in the works as we start getting responses about the fruity flavors and bright colors of Froot Loops.  Chopper is in the News and and NASA is History in 77 minutes of therapy for Broncos fans.

Download early, listen in, and send us an electronic-M with your thoughts and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  We want to hear from you!

Direct download: TRDads_01.44_.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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The last Monday in January has come and this episode promises to be more than meets the eye (or ear, ear bud, or taste buds, for that matter).

When THE SPECIALIST showed up for this cold call episode of TechnoRetro Dads, he had no reason to suspect the inquisition JediShua and shazbazzar had for him.  Whether the topic was Froot Loops or a game console that predated him by years, CHRIS LUBY of SMORE GEEKS is up to the challenge and sticks with JediShua and shazbazzar for the entire podcast!

With News pertinent to the 70s, 80s, and today as well as History Lessons that continue to impact the world we live in today, no other podcast provides the scope and escape to nostalgia this week as this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  Download, listen, subscribe, and settle in with your ear buds for another great start to your work week on January 27, 2014. 

Get on-the-line and send us an electronic-M with your thoughts and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, too!

Direct download: TRDads_01.43.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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What is the big deal about Micronauts?  ARMANDO joins JediShua and shazbazzar to look back at these three inch predecessors to the ever-popular Transformers in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

Plus, find out where you can see Wilma Deering, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and the Incredible Hulk in upcoming programs.  In other news, Batman (the Adam West/Burt Ward version) is coming soon on DVD. 


Travel back in time to 1981 when the first Delorean DMC-12 rolls off the assembly line.  Discover how an Apple a day keeps 1984 at bay.  Find out why Templeton Peck has the wrong Face, man.  

Add in some speculations about Star Wars: The Clone Wars upcoming episodes (not spoilers, just speculations on rumored titles), and there is enough in this episode to keep you busy for...

...well, at least 77 minutes.

Enjoy!

Direct download: 42_TRDads_01.42.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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Is JEK-14 more than a clone?  Does he remind anyone else of Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man?  With that arm, it just might be possible.

With Mike from Looking away to the Horizon and Chris from Star Wars Kidscast, JediShua and shazbazzar discuss the many finer points of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles.  What isn’t to love about these LEGO Star Wars specials?

Included in this suspiciously transhuman episode of TechnoRetro Dads is news from CES, an announcement about VSI, and the release of the new documentary, I Know that Voice!  Sit in front of the TV for some Saturday morning cartoons with Tom, Jerry, Muscles, Spike, Snap, Crackle, and Pop.  Discover reading (and even singing) computers way back in the 70s.  Revisit Jaime Sommers and Steve Austin in their iconic, bionic roles.  Plus Hungry, Hungry Hippos, a Tonka Jeep, and Eric Bauza as Chris Rock!

It’s a totally awesome overloaded episode of TechnoRetro Dads to get your work week off to a great start!

Tell us what you think about any part of the show by sending us an electronic-m to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or calling us at (209)TR-TRDad.  Until then, enjoy stuff!

Direct download: TRDads_01.41.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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The new year is well underway and we are launching Congressmen into space.  Well, we already did, it seems.  Tune in this week and you will be better prepared for that Jeopardy audition as well as a possible job of creative rearranging of words to force clever acronyms.  TechnoRetro Dads is more than just two guys waxing nostalgic week after week -- it is informative and thought provoking.  After all, before today, you did not know that C.H.A.M.P. stands for
Comet
Halley
Active
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But we do more than educate, we have fun this week, too.  From ice-skating in Mississippi to dismantling decorations in Denver, the topics flow from the King to the Fisher-Price Kingdom and every color crystal in between (even the Dark kind), JediShua and shazbazzar bring the 70s and 80s to today with an amusing mix of flashbacks and fast forwards that will keep your reel-to-reel working overtime.

So download early every Monday morning and listen to every juicy nugget of #TechnoRetro good times in a podcast where “B+” is just about the best thing that can be said about a person.  Get your work week started on the right foot (or the left, as long as it is the one you prefer) and be positive all week long!

Tell us what you think about any part of the show by sending us an electronic-m to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or calling us at (209)TR-TRDad.  Until then, enjoy stuff!

Direct download: TRDads_01.40.mp3
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