TechnoRetro Dads

Greetings, Programs!  

 

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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Greetings, Programs!  

 

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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Greetings, Programs!  

 

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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Greetings, Programs!  

 

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

 

Greetings, Programs!  

 

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.

Direct download: TRDads_03.28.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:11am EST

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