Mon, 24 November 2014
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.
Mon, 17 November 2014
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.
Check out shazbazzar’s new blogs on The Star Wars Report.
Celebrate this day of peace by greeting your fellow sentients with the traditional, “Happy Life Day!” today.
Mon, 3 November 2014
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?
Pick up your copy of High Adventure’s Into a Larger World album featuring “A Letter to Doc Brown” as heard this week.