TechnoRetro Dads

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’Tis the season of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and of course the ‘Dads seen it…once or twice.  But as soon as shazbazzar and JediShua hit the mall for a few final moments of holiday shopping, they’re drawn in again and get in line for J.J. Abrams’ vision of Star Wars.  Bumping into several SuperFriends along the way and hearing some classic Christmas MUZAK is all part of the in-line experience this Monday morning.

Reminisce about Christmases past with writer/producer Michael Price, cinematographer/cereal connoisseur Sheldon Norton, artist/designer Kevin Liell, author Michael Witwer, concept artist Paul Bateman, and trivia champion Jorbex.

With Star Wars in the air, it’s only fitting to hear some updated tunes from Christmas in the Stars from Pony1Kenobi, Tony Thaxton with Chris Farren,  and Jordan D. White.  PLUS: Animaniacs, KITT from Knight Rider, Chris Hardwick, National Lampoon, and even SPIKE TV join in with tidings appropriate for the season.  Add in some classics from The Beatles, The Drifters, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Ginny Simms as well as some newer tunes from John Anaelio, Justin Cole, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and High Adventure and you have a mix that will take the “BAH” out of anyone’s HUMBUG this week.

Merry Christmas, EarBuds!

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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales

 

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In the months leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (are we allowed to call it Episode 7?), books, comics, toys, and television specials have added to the hype of the trailers, pics, and TV spots teasing us from every continent and country around the world.  This week, SuperFriend Michael Price, writer/producer of the LEGO Star Wars specials, joins shazbazzar and JediShua to talk about this expansive and inventive series that took us on a journey with C-3PO and R2-D2 (the LEGO versions, of course) through the saga up to this point.  Mike answers questions about the LEGO specials, but leaves us wanting more — as always.  Will we see more LEGO Star Wars specials that deal with the new movies and characters in that galaxy far, far away?

 

JediShua makes good on his promise to review several Christmas breakfast foods as he munches on Pop Tarts and slurps up bowls of cereals.

PLUS: The ‘Dads climb into the attics of our minds to recall toys of the past that would bring smiles to their faces this Christmas.

 

Enjoy (nearly) 77 minutes of TechnoRetro good times this morning on TechnoRetro Dads!

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What if Superman was a horror flick?  What would a Logan’s Run reboot look like in 2016?  What characters from the ‘70s and ‘80s deserve their own action figures?  What are those PEANUTS characters doing on stage, anyway?

These are the kind of questions that we’re asking in order to keep our minds occupied over the next twelve eleven days as we anxiously await the release of The Force Awakens.

In the meantime, Bill Murray stars in a movie about a Christmas television special (what a novel idea!), graham crackers stay crunchy in milk (but not for an entire minute), TOBOR changes direction at the sound of a clicker, Laser Force vehicles stand up to rough play, and Stretch Armstrong greets each day with open arms. 

Topped off with pieces of cardboard tucked away into the Star Wars Scrapbook, this first December episode of TechnoRetro Dads will keep your mind off the anxieties of waiting for The Force Awakens for 77 minutes, anyway.

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Did you search for TechnoRetro Dads on Google?  Did the screen look strange?  Are your YouTube videos sporting a lightsaber timeline?

Star Wars is everywhere, and we’re thrilled!  From trailers to TV spots to toys to clothes, cereal, and Cover Girl make-up, that galaxy far, far away is getting up close and personal wherever you go.

 

As we recover from a weekend of family, feasting, and (of course) Six Flags, we officially begin to talk about the next holiday season — and some Christmas toys, too.  SuperFriends Mike MacDonald and Chris Hamilton ride their mooses (meese? moosii?) down from the frigid tundras of Canadia to challenge American junk food cuisine and more.

 

So grab a box of Golden Grahams and plug in your ear buds, EarBuds.  It’s another TechnoRetro Monday!

 

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It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and the last Gen-Xer is…back!  SuperFriend and author Michael Witwer joins shazbazzar and JediShua to discuss his recent release, Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons.  Check it out online here.  Unlike any biography we’ve read before, this account of the life and times of E. Gary Gygax and his most well-known creation is a worthy tribute to the master gamer/storyteller.

 

Mike sticks around to discuss some TechnoRetro sequels we’re thankful for — in one way or another…

 

Get ready for your own feast (and don’t forget the cranberries) while listening to TechnoRetro Dads this week.

 

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What do you get when you mix an Art Director with a disagreeable feline actor for an all day shoot?  Great after-hours conversation about The Star Wars Holiday Special!  SuperFriend Paul Bateman of Rebel Force Radio’s Star Wars: Influences joins shazbazzar and JediShua for a discussion about “The Faithful Wookiee” segment of the Holiday Special as we continue our annual Life Day tradition this week.

 

With a focus on the animated stylings of Nelvana, in and out of the Star Wars universe, we lose focus multiple times throughout this bonus-sized episode as we highlight some of the most memorable moments of Star Wars animation throughout the past four decades.  In addition to that Galaxy Far, Far Away, we talk about A Cosmic Christmas, The Devil and Daniel Mouse, and Rock & Rule (which JediShua finally watched after three years of constant prodding from shazbazzar).  We even talk TRON and Planet of the Apes!

 

Enjoy Life Day with TechnoRetro Dads.

 

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Oh, no!

The show is a no go!

Maybe there will be more tomorrow.

Who knows?

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Will FOX actually reboot The Greatest American Hero?  If so, what will it look like?  We talk to SuperFriend Glen Nelson from High Adventure about the possibilities for the potential pilot. PLUS: High Five from High Adventure will soon be available to everyone.  Get a brief sample on TechnoRetro Dads with the song, “Captain.”

 

IN THE NEWS: Absolutely everything you wanted…Star Wars is only $11 at Wal*Mart.  Star Trek is coming back to television on CBS.  The Muppets’ reboot is about to reboot…again.  

 

TOYS IN THE ATTIC:  Play-Doh still appeals to the senses — most of them, anyway.

 

TECHNORETRO BOWL:  An overdue update on the status of the league as Week 9 continues.

 

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illing Time with Trailers

 

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Welcome to Standard Time.  Although our Daylight Saving plan failed to earn any interest to give us more than an hour in return, shazbazzar and JediShua make up for it by Killing Time this Monday Morning with a Howloween update, NEWS, and memories of trailers in the Star Wars Scrapbook.  

 

IN THE NEWS: Kickstart Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair movie. The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Volume 3 finally arrives.  Peanuts will be in theaters this week.  Hondo Ohnaka will be on Star Wars: Rebels this week.  And 5-25-77 will finally be released in theaters!

 

PLUS: We remember the Star Wars trailers of our youth and speculate on what the new trailer means in the Star Wars Scrapbook.

 

So kill some time with shazbazzar and JediShua on TechnoRetro Dads.  You know you have an extra hour today, anyway.

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Watch out for time-traveling witches and zombies in zombie costumes as we ramp up the excitement for this weekend of spooky-scariness.   

 

IN THE NEWS: H.R. PufNStuf returns in 2016, The Great Conjunction goes Indie Go-Go, Lucky Charms goes oatless, and Nikes get self-tightening laces.

 

PLUS: WolfToons from The Chipmunks and Scooby-Doo, another Scary Spooky Story from shazbazzar’s LP collection, a very special (and tasty) Monster Cereal sandwich, and a late-night call to the Cereal Connoisseur.

 

Top it all off with a peek back into the Star Wars Scrapbook with JediShua Luke and Ewok shazbazzar and it’s a party.  A TechnoRetro Dead (Man’s Party)!

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Doc Brown and Marty McFly are expected to arrive in two days, and the ‘Dads are preparing for their arrival from the past.  In the meantime, Richard and Sarah from Skywalking through Neverland come Trick-or-Treating just a bit early with a special treat for listeners.  

IN THE NEWS: More Back to the Future news with a Monopoly game, the 30th Anniversary BluRay collection, and the We’re Going Back con.

PLUS: We remember Fangface with another group of animated teenaged detectives and Boo Berry graces the JediShua home with breakfast.

Be sure to check out these great podcasts for your chance to win the Trick-or-Treat SPOOKTACULAR Podcast Crossover Contest:

Skywalking through Neverland

Muppet Cast

Assembly of Geeks

Coffee with Kenobi

Window to the Magic

  

 

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While shazbazzar recovers from a busy week, JediShua starts going through some…changes.  Still, TechnoRetro Dads have some ideas for Hollywood: Board Game Movies.  Tune in this Monday Morning for our bright ideas for box office bullseyes you’ll be sorry to miss.

 

IN THE NEWS: Back to the Future is back with Jaws 19, Pepsi Perfect, and LEGO Dimensions.

 

PLUS:  Teen Wolf gets animated, but where was James Arnold Taylor?  And the Star Wars Scrapbook gets Howl-o-weenie with a cute tree mounts…or something like that. 

 

And the week five update of the TechnoRetro Bowl.  

 

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It’s October, the weather has changed, so grab your parkas and set out on a cross-country hike with us as we stick to the roads and avoid the moors (just like they told us — we want to avoid any hairy manimalistic predators).  As mentioned earlier this year, we’re focusing on wolves this month, starting with a little-known ‘80s cartoon featuring Wolfman Jack: Wolf Rock TV.  Be sure to let us know your memories of animated wolves, werewolves, and wolfmen for future episodes as we draw closer to Hallowe’en.

 

IN THE NEWS: Michael Witwer’s Empire of Imagination comes out tomorrow.  The Muppets are back in show business.  Monster Cereals come alive through Blippar.  Buck Rogers…er…uh…Jake Rizzo reunites with Ernie Lee from SidekicksBack to the Future is back on your PlayStation or XBOX.  And, of course, Star Wars is everywhere!

 

PLUS:  Loads of feedback from our Ear Buds. 

 

And a four-week update on the current status of the TechnoRetro Bowl.  

 

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JediShua and shazbazzar return to the arcades of their youth with some tunes from the past and present in the third volume of Awesome Mix tapes from TechnoRetro Dads.

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The RedHot Super Summer concludes this week in red pajamas, curly blonde hair, and a pistol-packing partner with the FBI.  Surpassing the Number One Superguy, more heroic than Shazam, The Greatest American Hero was a weekly dose of superfun in the early eighties.  JediShua and shazbazzar have been waiting for the perfect time to gush about this favorite TV show from their childhood, and today is the day!

 

IN THE NEWS: A new book by Douglas Adams?  The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths pre-order.  Helium meets its heavier, darker nemesis, Sodium Hexafluoride.

 

 

PLUS:  Loads of feedback from our Ear Buds. 

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Although today marks the unofficial end of summer as pools and parks close for the season, there are still nearly two weeks of summer to go!  With that in mind, grab an Egg McMuffin, pull out your brand new Star Wars action figures, turn HBO on mute, and watch Big Bird and Oscar while listening to this week’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

 

With memories of Kenner toys from years gone by and the excitement of Midnight Madness on Force Friday, Star Wars is a big part of this show.  JediShua keeps Jimmy Mac and Jason informed of the goings-on in Denver while shazbazzar meets people in line in Dothan.

 

But that’s not all!  The RedHot Super Summer continues with the ORIGINAL Captain Marvel:  SHAZAM! 

 

And for owners and managers of teams in the TechnoRetro Bowl, don’t forget the draft tonight at 10:00 CDT.  

 

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Greetings, Professor!  

 

It’s time to finish our discussion of Ernie Cline’s novel, ARMADA.  Join shazbazzar, JediShua, and JAMIE in this SPECIAL episode of TechnoRetro Dads: Lazy Book Club!

 

 

If you’re not already a member of Audible, you can get your 30-day free trial and a free download of an audio book of your choice through this #TechnoRetro link: AudibleTrial.com/TRDads.

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You’ll have to wait a little longer for the second part of our LAZY BOOK CLUB discussion of Ernie Cline’s ARMADA, since our resident computer expert was busy all week shoring up the firewalls on the WOPR (or something like that).
  

But have no fear — Underdog is here!

 

JediShua and shazbazzar accept the double-dog-dare to find TWO RedHot Supers for this week, and what’s best of all, they’re both animated dogs making their ways in a very human world.  Reminisce about that ‘50s canine hero (no, not Rin-Tin-Tin), UNDERDOG and revisit one of our favorite short-lived Saturday morning cartoon, Hong Kong Phooey as the dog days of summer start to wind down.

 

PLUS: Iron Giant irony and a gigantic Lite Brite for the office or school make the headlines, Fizzgig makes it into the classifieds (sort of), board games are back, and you can pick up loads of Star Wars audio dramas while helping a great charity through HumbleBundle.com.  

 

Then, the ‘Dads dig into the Star Wars Scrapbook for some great school supplies from years gone by as well as what they’ve seen in stores this year.

 

Topped off with loads of FEEDBACK from EarBuds, this abridged episode of TechnoRetro Dads is just what you need to get your work week off on the right foot as you wake up on the last day of August 2015.  Share and enjoy!

 

 

If you’re not already a member of Audible, you can get your 30-day free trial and a free download of an audio book of your choice through this #TechnoRetro link: AudibleTrial.com/TRDads.

 

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When the protagonist of the book explicitly states that the story is like TRON, WarGames, and The Last Starfighter, you know it’s going to be TechnoRetro-riffic!  JAMIE, from TRON: Decoding the Grid joins shazbazzar and JediShua in the Lazy Book Club to “read” Ernie Cline’s latest novel, Armada.  We get halfway through the book this week and will continue next week.

 

PLUS: JediShua reveals a secret NASA plot to probe Europa!  (Well, maybe it’s not that secret, but didn’t it make it sound more exciting that way?)

 

CALLING ALL EARBUDS!

 

We need you to join the TRON ARMY in a massive mailing campaign to Disney in support of the TRON franchise.  Go to SaveTRON3.com for details.

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In 1985, Michael J. Fox sold tons of tickets at the box office, not only with Back to the Future, but with the August 23rd release of Teen Wolf, his lesser-known flick of 1985.  He only starred in the sequels of one.  We’ll leave it to you to guess which.  This week, we remember the fun that was Teen Wolf.

 

Before barking at the moon, though, we took to the skies (and Skype) to discover Alpha Flight’s Guardian as we transcend the barriers of both space and time in our conversation with Mike and Ryan.

 

But there’s more…

 

Before talking to our Canadian and Australian SuperFriends about the RedHot Super Summer, we munch and crunch some Honey Nut Cheerios with BuzzBee — we call him “Buzz” for short.

 

The NEWS is filled with Midnight Madness, Monster Cereals, Mario (Jump Man), and more!

 

Make time this Monday Morning for 77 minutes of #TechnoRetro good times.

   

Don’t forget to review us on iTunes, send your JAWS Seaquels, ARMADA insights, or anything #TechnoRetro to us via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com.  Leave us a voicemail by calling us at (209)TR-TRDad, that’s (209)878-7323.  It’s possible that shazbazzar won’t lose your message.

 

As for the joke…

 

 

It’s not right.

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Peter Weller and John Lithgow each made memorable movies in the ‘80s. Why was their comic book styled project in 1984 a bust at the box office?  JediShua and shazbazzar have a couple ideas after watching this cult-classic with their families this week.  In a truly #TechnoRetro treat, this movie emulates everything eighties while being markedly different from anything else at the time.   

 

Then the ‘Dads dare to dive into the sweltering summer heat in their attics to find a favorite musical toy — with some totally new additions.  

 

PLUS:  Batman on Amazon Prime, Lieutenant Uhura in space, Jim Henson makes the news in a Dark Crystal documentary and PBS special, Dune gets a deserved 3 hour fan edit, and holograms and hoverboards bring the future even closer to the present.

   

Don’t forget to send your JAWS Seaquels, ARMADA insights, Honey Nut Cheerios memories or anything #TechnoRetro to us via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com.  Leave us a voicemail by calling us at (209)TR-TRDad, that’s (209)878-7323. 

 

 

Will we ever see Buckaroo Banzai vs The World Crime League?  The future is yet untold…

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This week is loaded with observable, testable, and verifiable scientific jargon and poppycock.  With theories of trans-dimensional effects and fuel-efficient microwave travel, this episode may be the strangest collection of firmly-asserted-yet-unproven-facts to date!

 

JediShua and shazbazzar watch My Science Project thirty years later — and one lingering question remains unanswered: How effective can a fallout shelter be if only 1/4 inch of plywood separates it from the nuclear blast and radiation?   

 

PLUS:  Reading Rainbow on Netflix, Dr. Seuss in stores, and the impossible EM-drive makes waves in space.

 

With science books in the Star Wars Scrapbook and FEEDBACK from Jorbex and an unlikely RedHot hero from Derek’s LOOTCRATE finishes off our 77 minutes this week.    

 

Send your JAWS Seaquels, ARMADA insights, or anything #TechnoRetro to us via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com.  Leave us a voicemail by calling us at (209)TR-TRDad, that’s (209)878-7323.  Don’t forget to comment and rate Honey Nut Cheerios on our Facebook page, too.

 

 

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The Dutch Apple Pie is terrific, but with great power comes great responsibility.  Those are just a couple lessons learned by our Red Hot Super this week and Jeff Bridges’ alien incarnation.  Evidently, it’s not easy being RED — whether it’s in Spandex or flannel.

 

Starman (1984) was John Carpenter’s attempt to make something completely different than he had done before, and he succeeded with making an alien movie that was the same as other “visitation” movies, with some marked differences.  As kids, shazbazzar and JediShua both liked the movie — even though other kids weren’t as thrilled with it.

 

Jeremy from The Neverland Podcast joins in the Red Hot Super Summer for Spider-Man’s induction into the club.  The web-slinging teenager has been a favorite since 1962 through many iterations, remakes, reboots, and sequels.

 

Speaking of remakes, reboots, and sequels, JediShua and shazbazzar attempt to define these three common types of movies as they begin the discussion of Hollywood’s fascination with doing the same thing over and over and over again.  

 

PLUS: More Muppets news, a Star Trek crowdfunding possibility, NASA dubs a planed “Earth 2.0”, and Buck Rogers stands poised for another remake…reboot…something.     

 

 

Be share your comments with us about anything #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, posting on Facebook, or tweet @TechnoRetroDads. 

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With temperatures rising and San Diego Comic Con having just passed, there is more NEWS in #TechnoRetro Land than you can shake a PIXIE STICK at!  From upcoming films in the Star Wars Anthology to rereleases of classics, the entertainment world is buzzing with possibilities.  Sid and Marty Croft talk Land of the Lost.  Netflix wants to serialize A Series of Unfortunate Events.  Jonathan Betuel finds a landing pad for his Starfighter.  And MORE!

 

PLUS: we break down our Ear Buds’ (and our own) appraisal of Star Wars cereal and have a bit of a debate about who should and should not be a Red Hot Super…       

 

 

Be share your comments with us about anything #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, posting on Facebook, or tweet @TechnoRetroDads. 

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The Space Race may be over, but the excitement continues as New Horizons is only a day away from its incredibly close pass by the planet dwarf planet Pluto.  JediShua and shazbazzar discuss, debate, and celebrate the mass orbiting in the outer rim of our Solar System that shares its name with Mickey Mouse’s dog.  From the mysterious “Planet X” to the planetoid formerly known as a planet, PLUTO takes center stage in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

 

Enjoy musical tributes from many artists, including Dr. Planet, Tim Ophus & Chuck Crouse, Charlie Katt, Craig Werth & Christine Lavin, The Galaxy Girls Save Pluto, The B-52s, Neptune Project, Spaghetti Cake, Tom McFadden, 2 Skinnee J’s, Man or Astro-Man, Astroglass, Rhett & Link from “Good Mythical Morning”, and Vance Gilbert.       

 

 

Next week, we’ll be back with the Cereal Challenge, RedHot Super Summer, and more — so be sure to tell us about your favorite Super in red, share your opinions about the new Star Wars cereal, submit your JAWS Seaquel, or just chime in about anything #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, posting on Facebook, or tweet @TechnoRetroDads. 

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With anticipation building for the next Star Wars film coming in less than six months, the hype is on — and so is LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales — tonight!  

 

JediShua and shazbazzar welcome SuperFriend Michael Price, writer and producer of the LEGO Star Wars specials, to talk about the five episode series and how these Droid Tales will affect existing canon.      

 

PLUS: Back to the Future turns 30, so Doc and Marty are in the NEWS, Helium Balloon Theater, and this week’s Family Circle when the shazlings watch this classic movie for the very first time.  We get some feedback from our Ear Buds, along with another JAWS seaquel (really, it’s a prequel, but it counts)!  

 

Be sure to let the ‘Dads hear about your favorite Super in red, share your opinions about the new Star Wars cereal, submit your JAWS Seaquel, or just chime in about anything #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, posting on Facebook, or tweet @TechnoRetroDads. 

 

Live Tweet your #DroidTales comments to Michael Price @mikepriceinla. 

 

 

We’ve packed two hours worth of good times into 77 minutes for your enjoyment this Monday morning! 

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Electra-Woman and the Rats of NIMH

 

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Timothy is sick and he must not get out of bed for the next six weeks.  The frost is off the ground and the farmer has started his tractor.  Moving Day is here.  What will the Brisby family do?  Consult the Great Owl and take a trip under the rose bush to meet with the leader of the rats for the solution.

 

JediShua and shazbazzar dig up memories of The Secret of N.I.M.H. with their kids before retrieving dangerous yard Toys in the Attic this week.  Enjoy a dose of the 70s and 80s with opinions and commentary on TechnoRetro Dads this Monday morning.  

 

PLUS: Loads of NEWS, Red Hot Super Heroes (Heroines?), and Helium Balloon Theater.  Be sure to let the ‘Dads hear about your favorite Super in red, share your opinions about the new Star Wars cereal, submit your JAWS Seaquel, or just chime in about anything #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, posting on Facebook, or tweet @TechnoRetroDads.  

 

 

It’s 77 minutes of fun and fandom this Monday morning on TechnoRetro Dads!

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We hope that you had a great Father’s Day, celebrating your Dad or being celebrated as a Dad.  Now that summer has officially begun, and the longest day of the year is in the rear view mirror, shazbazzar and JediShua get in the TechnoRetroMobile and head out to the beach at Amity Island to enjoy a day of fun in the sun.  But who knows what may be lurking just below the surface…

 

Over the weekend, JAWS turned 40!  So the ‘Dads sat down with their kids and watched this classic film from 1975 with some surprising responses.  Maybe JAWS does hold up well over the years.   

 

 

PLUS: JediShua digs the old Slip ’N Slide out of the attic as shazbazzar eats yet another bowl of Cookie Crisp.  Be sure to let the ‘Dads hear about your favorite Super in red, share your opinions about the new Star Wars cereal, submit your JAWS Seaquel, or just chime in about anything #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, posting on Facebook, or tweet @TechnoRetroDads. 

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Summer has kicked off with loads of NEWS, some bad and some good, with memories of the past and some eggspectations about the future, shazbazzar and JediShua jump in with both feet!  

 

PLUS: Executive Chef and SuperFriend Armando speeds up the conversation with his RedHot Super Summer submission: The Flash.  He and JediShua reveal that there’s more to this 75 year-old speedster than is immediately apparent.  Don’t forget to let the ‘Dads hear about your favorite Super in red, share your taste in cereal with the Cookie Cop, submit your JAWS Seaquel, or just chime in about anything #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, posting on Facebook, or tweet @TechnoRetroDads.  

 

 

Top it off with jokes, science, and a Helium Balloon Theater tribute to Christopher Lee’s performance in The Last Unicorn, and you have 77 minutes of #TechnoRetro good times this Monday morning.

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RedHot Super Summer begins with the Dad of a whole family of Supers — Mr. Incredible!  Jorbex and Dave$ join shazbazzar and JediShua in a fitting tribute to the heroic TechnoRetro Dad of The Incredibles.  Find out why Bob Parr kicks off the summer as the first red-clad Superhero of the season.

 

But before trying on that old super suit that used to fit so well, sit down on the couch with D.A.R.Y.L. and enjoy a 30 year-old sci-fi classic about a boy who hits homers in Little League by day and flies an SR-71 by night.  He looks like he’s all boy, but he’s really a Data Analysing Robot Youth Lifeforms — a human body with a computer for a brain (don’t ask… never ask in an ‘80s sci-fi flick).  JediShua’s and shazbazzar’s families provide their insights into Barret Oliver’s second-most well-known feature.

 

 

Let the ‘Dads hear about your favorite Super in red, share your taste in cereal with the Cookie Cop, submit your JAWS Seaquel, or just chime in about anything #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, posting on Facebook, or tweet @TechnoRetroDads.

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Can you believe it was 30 years ago when we first joined Mikey, Data, Mouth, and Chunk in their High Adventure to find One-Eyed Willy’s treasure?  Yep.  It’s true.  The Goonies turns thirty this week with a story that never grows old (just like Goonies never really grow up)!  JediShua and shazbazzar welcome Glen Nelson and John Dotson to talk about Richard Donner’s classic misfits movie and share it with their families.

 

But our SuperFriends from High Adventure have more to share with the TechnoRetro Dads this week as they introduce their upcoming fifth album High Five.  This fan rock compilation will be their first to be recorded in a full-fledged studio, and you can help make it happen on pledgemusic.com.  As of today, they are 15% funded towards their goal to get all eight members of the band into the studio to record more instant classics from the heart of fandom that will be released this fall.  PLUS you can get all kinds of bonuses by supporting this effort, like instant downloads, signed CDs, hand-written lyric sheets, personal band performances, and a TechnoRetro exclusive dog-walking by bassist and mixmaster John Dotson himself!  Click here to check out all the information on the new album and discover all the great bike-riding, golf-playing, costume-designing goodness available NOW!

 

With a plush Falcor in the NEWS, Bill Nye on Netflix, and a record-breaking hoverboard experience on a Canadian lake, this week is filled with misfit might for you to share and enjoy this Monday morning.   

 

There are lots of ways to play along with the ‘Dads through JAWS Seaquels, red-clad superheroes, cereal challenges, and more. You can be a part of all things #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, contacting us through Facebook or Twitter, and chiming in with your comments, questions, and ideas.

 

So get up on the right side of the work week with TechnoRetro Dads today!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:49am EST

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Although school isn’t quite out yet, both shazbazzar and JediShua have been to graduation ceremonies for the class of 2015.  And as summer begins (unofficially) this weekend, the ‘Dads remember lots of things that made growing up in the 70s and 80s kind of awesome.  Did your Mom ever tell you to make sure you had on clean underwear?  Was she willing to take it to the next logical step by getting you underwear that’s fun to wear?  Did you play the JAWS game from 1976 that featured a plastic shark with a mouth full of junk?  Did you know that you can still get that game under another moniker?  Did you even know what “moniker” meant before reading that line just now?

 

It’s Memorial Day, Geek Pride Day, Ye Ole Star Wars Day, and Towel Day — it’s a great Monday to go to the beach, grill out in the backyard, or order a pizza.  And while you’re doing any or all of those things, tune in to TechnoRetro Dads, where the past and future come together in the present.

 

Like in the NEWS where cheeseburger-shaped drones can follow you around like a flying bloodhound, or when a Pitch Perfect star goes grailing as Dr. Jones, or when the Last Starfighter becomes the Next-to-the-Last Straighter (didn’t see that coming, did ya?)… 

 

With lots of ways to play along with JAWS Seaquels, red-clad superheroes, cereal challenges, and more, you can be a part of all things #TechnoRetro by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, contacting us through Facebook or Twitter, and chiming in with your comments, questions, and ideas.

 

 

So plug in your earbuds, EarBuds, and tune in for over 40 years of fun in only 77 minutes.

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Karate tests, driving tests, graduation preparation, and trips to the zoo are just the beginning on today’s TechnoRetro Dads.  With summer on the horizon, shazbazzar and JediShua are busy during these final days before the kids are out for a couple of months (“Almost there.”)  Can you hear the anticipation building? 

 

IN THE NEWS: Kermit’s back this week — and coming back to TV with an announcement that a new Muppet Show is coming to ABC. Variety show?  Reality TV? Something else? We can hardly wait! Red Bull takes flight in a paper airplane contest. Brewster’s Millions (the version with Richard Pryor and John Candy) turns 30, and Disney’s latest attraction-styled-movie hits theaters this Friday.

 

JediShua tracks down the origins of 3D movies as shazbazzar recalls his introduction to the genre with a classic from 1954 and both the ‘Dads remember their first theatrical 3D experience: JAWS 3D

 

PLUS: Feedback from EarBuds P!inky from The Deucecast, Jamie Burns from the UK, David Marnderville from Florida, Kenny Kraly, Jr., T-Bird, Jorbex, and Jeffrey Fischbach.  You can be a part of the show by sending your voicemail to (209)TR-TRDad, (209)878-7323, recording a voice message and sending it via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com, contacting us through Facebook or Twitter, and chiming in with your taste buds’ reaction to Reese’s Puffs.

 

 

Just like a nutritious breakfast will get your day started off right, a heaping helping of TechnoRetro Dads will get you energized for the week ahead.  Share and Enjoy!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:51am EST

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One of our favorite things to do on TechnoRetro Dads is remembering the past.  Hopefully, you remembered Mom on Mother’s Day yesterday.  If not, we suggest you stop what you’re doing right now and go overboard trying to convince Mom that today is Mother’s Day (and make sure you “surprise” her with flowers, chocolates, and a cheerful willingness to fix anything she wants done around the house).  Good luck!  

 

For everyone else, enjoy memories of some of our favorite TV Moms from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s as we take a trip back to our youth and the many Moms that raised us.  

 

PLUS: We celebrate Kermit the Frog’s 60th Birthday with a surprise call-in from Chris Hamilton from Star Wars KidsCast.  

 

We want to hear from our EarBuds, too!  You can play along with us by submitting your JAWS seaquels, munch on some Reese’s Puffs, or simply send in your favorite #TechnoRetro stories via electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leaving us a voice-mail at (209)878-7323, that’s (209) TR-TRDad.  

 

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The puns are present all day, Ear Buds, and we make no excuses for bringing up Star Wars yet again for a celebration of what has become the official holiday for everyone who loves that galaxy far, far away.  But we don’t limit our Fourth-sensitivity to one franchise this May 4th, there are a plethora of Fourth-Movies from a long time ago that are guaranteed to just might make your Monday morning brighter interesting. 

 

PLUS: TechnoRetro News, jokes, Fatherly advice, and a look at buttons and pins in our Star Wars Scrapbook.  

 

But don’t stop there!  You can play along with us by submitting your JAWS seaquels, munch on some Reese’s Puffs, or simply send in your favorite #TechnoRetro stories via electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leaving us a voice-mail at (209)878-7323.  

 

 

We’re doing our part to make Mondays fun days!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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From the second teaser trailer from The Force Awakens to the closing ceremony and beyond, shazbazzar and JediShua recap their experiences at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim with thousands of their friends.  From celebrities to costumes and panels to parties, the ‘Dads give their play-by-play of the biggest Star Wars Celebration, yet.  Huge surprises await as expectations soar in anticipation of what is yet to come this year in games, television, and the December release of the seventh episode in the Star Wars saga.  

 

PLUS: TechnoRetro News, jokes that will make you groan (or chuckle), and conversations with friends, both new and old.  Enjoy over 100 minutes of Star Wars and more as TechnoRetro Dads returns after a two-week break.

 

 

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Swashbuckling swordsmen, satanic sorcery, and lycanthropic lovers combined thirty years ago to bring us a tale of a Mouse, a wolf, and a hawk.  Join shazbazzar and JediShua as they remember the very 80s fantasy film, Ladyhawke, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer.  

 

But before they talk about the tragedy of Etienne and Isabeau, the ‘Dads sit down with SuperFriend Michael Witwer to talk about his upcoming book, Empire of Imagination, a chronicle of the life of Gary Gygax as the man who would revolutionize gaming through his creation, Dungeons and Dragons.  Discover the events and influences in this “emperor” of imagination’s life as Michael unearths the history of the game as well as the man who made it.  Coming this October from Bloomsbury.  

 

PLUS: Fatherly Advice from Mr. Mom, blank pages in the Star Wars Scrapbook, and NEWS about Coach Hayden Fox, Director Steven Spielberg, Billionaire Bruce Wayne, and his ward Dick Grayson as JediShua and shazbazzar tick back the clock with NEWS about some of our retro favorites.  

 

 

Welcome to Season Three of TechnoRetro Dads!

 

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This truly TechnoRetro episode takes the ‘Dads back and forth in time from 1942 to 2013 and more when JediShua tries out a new gadget he bought from some weird old guy on the street.  Join JediShua and shazbazzar for NEWS about the resurgence of video arcades, Fraggle Rock, and Mr. T interspersed with Mayor La Guardia’s speech from New York and a previously unheard Skype conversation from a living room in Denver.

 

Toys in the Attic features Fisher Price Adventure People with the Alpha Probe, Alpha Star, and more as shazbazzar digs into his bins in the attic searching for reminders of his past.

 

As Celebration Anaheim approaches, the ‘Dads look back into their collections of convention memorabilia from Celebrations past with an expectation of new memories to come in just a few weeks.

 

 

Thanks for tuning in to the 100th regular episode of TechnoRetro Dads as the second year of this silly little podcast comes to its improbable conclusion.

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Discover what spring really means. 
Find out other names for this amazing season.
Experience the joy of green grass, flowers, and allergies.
Learn about the latest technological advances in the realm of 3D printing.
Anticipate upcoming retro TV shows and movies.
Reminisce about a certain Cincinnati-based radio station (and toy manufacturer in the process).

 

Sit down with a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and cue up a few episodes of Hanna Barbera’s Wacky Races with Gargamel and Lion-O for another TechnoRetro Cereal challenge.  Then run for the mailbox for some great Star Wars mail away offers from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and today.

 

 

All this and more as we approach the conclusion of the second season of TechnoRetro Dads as well as prepare for another Star Wars Celebration.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:30am EST

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Beware of long-lost uncles who work for megalomaniacal millionaires obsessed with psychic powers — that is, if you are an orphaned alien with unexplainable abilities.  Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of the Buena Vista production, Escape to Witch Mountain.  Remember Tony and Tia Malone Castaway’s quest to find their people with help from a hidden map, a grouchy old man from Green Acres, and a black cat that winks…a lot.

 

PLUS: JediShua and shazbazzar reminisce about some of the Star Wars crafts they made when they were kids (and the disappointing, sad stories that accompany them) in this week’s Star Wars Scrapbook.

 

 

With NEWS about cassette tapes, Turtle from North Shore, search the online database for Calvin & Hobbes strips, a Celebration Anaheim announcement, and spurious information about the origins of St. Patrick’s Day, this pre-green episode of TechnoRetro Dads goes perfectly with your morning bowl of Lucky Charms.

 

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:32am EST

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JediShua and shazbazzar remember some of Leonard Nimoy’s roles and discover some things they had never known about Earth’s favorite Vulcan.  From Star Trek to Fringe, punctuated by the documentary series In Search of…, Nimoy’s contributions to TV, film, and (of course) music, are recalled in this fun-filled tribute.

 

PLUS: As the first season of Star Wars Rebels concludes on Disney XD, shazbazzar and JediShua talk about what their families thought about the latest Star Wars venture, from beginning to end — with a healthy dose of “I told you so”!

 

 

Get ready for great memories, eager expectations, and a few canned laughs along the way in this week’s TechnoRetro Dads.  With music by Leonard Nimoy, himself, and a brand-new demo by High Adventure’s Glen Nelson, these 77 minutes will pass before you know it!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:59am EST

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JediShua and shazbazzar brave the elements to do a little pre-spring cleaning in the garage when they uncover a box of tapes and memories from 1985.  It’s a time-traveling trip to thirty years ago with memorable tunes from the movies.  Check it out! 

 

Back in Time — Huey Lewis and the News

(Goonies Are) Good Enough — Cyndi Lauper

Big Bad Wolf — Bunny and the Wolf Sisters

Tequila — The Champs

Pretty Woman — Van Halen

Weird Science — Oingo Boingo

My Science Project — The Tubes

Number One — Chaz Jankel

Hearts on Fire — John Cafferty

American Flyers — Glenn Shorrock

Lunatic Fringe — Red Rider

A View to a Kill — Duran Duran

Spies Like Us — Paul McCartney

A Letter to Doc Brown — High Adventure

Power of Love — Huey Lewis and the News

 

You can find complete versions of most of these songs on iTunes or Amazon, or maybe at your local used music store.  We’ll be back next Monday with a regular episode.  Until then, enjoy the movies!

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Category:Awesome Mix -- posted at: 6:37am EST

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Last night was a late one for the TechnoRetro Dads as they were selected as seat-fillers for the Academy Awards — or at least they were able to sneak in and get a glimpse of some famous Oscar nominees and winners.  Tune in for shazbazzar’s first ever viewing of the actual awards ceremony as JediShua gives the play-by-play of the event in their live coverage of the event.

 

PLUS:  Exciting literary NEWS, scientists at Auburn University pay a fishy tribute to Star Wars, you can make your own movie projector from a box and a magnifying glass, and the TechnoRetro families sit down for an unforgettable Claymation experience of The Adventures of Mark Twain from 1985.

 

 

Start off your work week on the right side of the bed with Monday’s TechnoRetro Dads!

 

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 1:42am EST

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Though many people have the day off to celebrate Presidents, shazbazzar and JediShua are busy with research and experiments for this year’s Science Fair.  Discover the steps involved in finishing a Science Fair project.  Understand the various aspects of scientific research.  Resist the urge to bite into the delicious Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.  

 

With amazing NEWS challenging the Big Bang theory, a Weird upcoming Henson project, the WOPR getting rebooted, and a Lantern City comic, you’re sure to be smarter (or at least appear that way) after listening to TechnoRetro Dads.

 

Pull out your Star Wars trading cards for the Star Wars Scrapbook as JediShua shows up shazbazzar with his formidable collection.  How does your stack measure up?  

 

 

All this and more in just 77 minutes on this beautiful Monday Morning.  Share and Enjoy!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:39am EST

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As sweethearts buy cards and flowers and such in preparation for the weekend ahead, shazbazzar eats NECCO Sweethearts in tribute to the upcoming Irish holiday and JediShua looks forward to a four-day weekend.  In case you had forgotten — Saturday is Valentine’s Day!

 

But that’s not the most exciting part of this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  The Grand Opening of Neon Retro Arcade takes center stage with the ‘Dads as they talk to one of the owners of the brand new TechnoRetro gaming establishment in Old Town Pasadena.  SuperFriend Mark reveals his reasons for starting this fun-filled tribute to the gaming houses that punctuated our past.

 

In the NEWS, space entrepreneurs will soon be able to stake their claims on the MOON and a nine year-old is burdened with the ONE RING.

 

We open the Star Wars Scrapbook to remember our favorite classic arcade games from the 80s and 90s and introduce the newest addition to the Star Wars arcade family. 

 

 

Start your work week with laughs, memories and the musical stylings of artists like R. Cade & the Video Victims, High Adventure, Journey, and the Beepers.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:44am EST

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What does it say about a civilization when the citizens begin to rely on the shadowy visions of a prophetic rodent to determine what the weather patterns will entail over the next several weeks?  JediShua and shazbazzar are stuck in the same loop as the rest of America as they anticipate the revelation from Punxatawny Phil about the New Dawn of spring (and when it will arrive).

 

In the NEWS, the Twitterverse lights up with the incendiary news about Disney’s rumored choice for an actor to play the lead role in the continuing Indiana Jones series.  Though Paul Reubens, Bob Barker, and Clyde from Every Which Way But Loose were all confirmed in the past for the role of Indiana, reports also suggest that Duhr T. Knapken may seize the role from Star Lord.  Emma Watson rings the rumor Belle as well in the upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast.

 

SuperFriends Jovial Jay Shepard and Aaron Goins come along for some fun with the Lazy Book Club as we talk about the first Star Wars novel accepted as official canon: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller. 

 

 

For 77 minutes of ridiculous repetitiveness tossed in with a sizable portion of quality content (again, thanks to Aaron and Jay), this choir hits the high notes this week!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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Elephants on parallel bars?  Hippos vaulting horses?  The unexpected romance of a goat and lioness?  What else could it be but Steven Lisberger’s animated feature Animalympics?  JediShua and shazbazzar get together with their families (at least all who could make it) to watch the cancelled 1980 NBC special.  Download early and listen often to get your work week started off right.

 

PLUS: X-Files in the NEWS with a possible continuation of the series, Herbert and Agnes creep into the discussion, today’s kids get creeped out by a certain talking Teddy bear from 1985, and Doc 4 O’Clock reveals the dangers of the common cultural addiction to sitting.

 

Add one magical unicorn, several Sing-a-Ma-Jigs, melting styrofoam, some rotary cell phones, and feedback from our Ear Buds and you get a jumbled jungle of joviality.

 

 

Don’t miss today’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

 

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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Many schools, banks, and businesses are closed today for the holiday, but we are still here to bring you a nutritious, delicious bowl of the past in the present (while looking forward to the future).  Be sure not to miss your most important meal of the day — whether you eat it with a spoon or a fork.

 

Take time with shazbazzar and JediShua to taste the NEWS this week, featuring self-lacing Nike MAGS, a life-sized PAC MAN game, 3D printed prosthetics, an Ernie Cline sequel, puppets in Chicago and more!  Plus, JediShua gets into the Academy (Awards) and lets us in on what to expect from the Oscars next month.

 

Finally, the ‘Dads seek out the best way to eat Post Shredded Wheat with toppings, additives, and sauces to marinade this classic (?) cereal as shazbazzar takes his first bite of the big biscuits.

 

Don’t miss today’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

 

 

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 7:53am EST

Catching Muppets Red-Handed

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Brrrr.  The frigid temperatures in the southeast have delayed the release of this week’s episode, but we’ve broken through the ice and got this issue out to you on this Monday night.

 

JediShua and shazbazzar brave the winter weather, frozen boogers, and a biting cold that will turn your hands blue to bring you a discussion about TWO Muppets sequels, The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). 

 

PLUS: Neat NEWS, Star Wars Scrapbook, what NOT to do when your windshield is frozen, and much, much more.

 

Be sure to check out shazbazzar’s new blog about his Star Wars Scrapbook on The Star Wars Report.     

 

 

Don’t forget to listen to JediShua on Green Justice, Scarlet Velocity, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Case Files.

 

And hear more about Jeff Bridges on TRON: Decoding the Grid.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

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After 26 years of anticipation, the wait is finally over.  The year of hoverboards, self-lacing shoes, flying car upgrades, and Jaws 19 has finally come!  The future is now.  It’s 2015, and TechnoRetro Dads will be tracking each fulfillment of the prophet Zemeckis from his 1989 documentary on the life and time-travels of Marty McFly.

 

Download this inspirational episode and plug in your ear buds for a trip back in time in the Star Wars Scrapbook, discover a family that is living like it is 1986 today, and muster your movie-making buddies to expedite the most anticipated movie of the year (nope, it’s not Star Wars) as the ‘Dads go “Fishing for Sequels”. 

 

PLUS: JediShua interviews his extended family’s perspectives on cereals.

 

 

It’s a randomized mixture of old and new with 77 minutes of past, present, and future in this first episode of 2015. 

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 5:50am EST

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