TechnoRetro Dads

Greetings, Programs!  

 

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.     

 

 

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Direct download: TRDads_03.15.mp3
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Greetings, Programs!  

 

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. 

Direct download: TRDads_03.14.mp3
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Greetings, Programs!  

 

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. 

Direct download: TRDads_03.13.mp3
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Greetings, Programs!  

 

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! 

Direct download: TRDads_03.12.mp3
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