TechnoRetro Dads (technoretro dads)

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TechnoRetro randomness abounds in this week of historic season premiers, legendary unveilings, and lunar cheese excavations.  Plus, discover why Indonesia Jones and James Camaroon are in Jakarta, why Rowling is rolling in Fantastic Beasts, who is responsible for the iconic Vulcan hand-gesture, and possibly even find out how Boba got his beskar’gam.  

 
Friends of the show are invited to interact through TechnoRetro Challenges where we recapture the magic of Saturday mornings long ago with a favorite cartoon and a bowl of cereal.  This week, we eat Toucan Sam’s Froot Loops while watching the classic Godzilla cartoon.

With Drive-in movie tips, TechnoRetro Bowl highlights, and a history lesson with BSG, Buck Rogers, and even Captain EO, this episode of TechnoRetro Dads is flooding with memories! 

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What is wrinkled and green and can be formed from merely five folds?  Origami Yoda, of course!  Superfriend Tom Angelberger joins shazbazzar and JediShua for some funtime talk about his newest addition to the Origami Yoda series: The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett.  This Monday morning batch of TechnoRetro goodness mixes a shot of stellar scientific dancing with a pinch of baby footwear boogie and serves it up on a nice plate with Green Eggs and Ham.  

Download early and listen in your home on your phone or on a train with your brain. 

(Just be warned, some of this content may send your canine companion into an Alpolectic fit.)

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With San Diego Comic Con behind us and Celebration Europe II coming this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled to the brim with news, history, and tips that will help you enjoy your time at conventions (and movies) even more. 

TRON is back in the news, along with a reboot of The Black Hole.  Of course, we have some Star Wars news and lots of our favorite (and fun) things from the 70s and 80s.  So start your work week on the right foot (which may be your left foot, if you’re marching) with a larger-than-life episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

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Finally, we turn the interview tables on Jimmy Mac of RebelForce Radio (and a host of other podcasts on the Shotglass Digital network) and get a RetroSpective of what makes the legendary podcaster tick.  

Obi-Wan is in the news (and in a mind control history lesson as well), Shaun Cassidy is #1, Martian Night Life, and a fantasy story that never ends.

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Gushing about George Lucas?  Of course.  Plus, shazbazzar and JediShua go Monster watching with their families and end up in an extended look at pixels, er, rather, Pixar.  Plus, a look at some video games and video game movies.

All this, and Aluminum Boy, too!  Before you head off to work this morning, make sure to download TechnoRetro Dads.  It just makes Mondays better!

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He fights for Truth, Justice, and the American Way (at least that used to be his motto -- he is from Kansas, anyway).  We talk Man of Steel with one of the foremost Superman fans online, Steve Glosson from Geek Out Loud! 

With current news about some blasts from the past, this holiday week episode takes us back to the days when we were kids, anxiously awaiting the first launches of sky bombs and fireworks on the Fourth of July.  

Filmmaker Sheldon Norton, a frequent panelist on TRON: Decoding the Grid, tells us more about his current project, Shikoba Falls.

So step into your dancing shoes, strap on your red cape, and climb into your cylon-centric Pontiac Firebird as we hustle into a shorter work week (if you’re living in the United States) with a brand new episode of TechnoRetro Dads. Thanks for joining us this week!


(Oh, and it's a little long this week.)

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This week, shazbazzar and JediShua check out the latest news relating to some of our favorite franchises.  Star Wars: The Clone Wars wins an Emmy, LEGO has a new movie, and  The Dark Crystal is on an author quest.

The history lesson includes Spaceballs, The Twilight Zone, Blade Runner, and more information about Atari than you ever knew you didn’t know. 

Dig in and decode some of the latest tidbits of information about Star Wars: Rebels.  (Since the recording of this episode, Dave Filoni has confirmed JediShua’s conclusions regarding the look and feel of the upcoming Star Wars animated  series on last Friday’s RebelForce Radio.)

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Happy TechnoRetro Dads Day!

Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they honor their dads and TechnoRetro Dads everywhere. 

Check out their take on the News about Star Wars, Pac Man, and the Hobbit as well as some History Lessons ranging from Atari to the Sony Walkman to the first American woman in space, and some movie memories as well. 

We’ll be talking about Man of Steel as well as Superman in a couple of weeks (we’re giving everyone plenty of time to go see it, just in case you didn’t take your TechnoRetro Dad already this past weekend).

And if you see Sally Ride's carpenter ants, let them know their licenses have been revoked for littering the Space Shuttle with their little, bitty hammers.

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Remember debating your friends about the abilities (and challenges) of different super heroes?  What was your answer to the various aspects of their daily lives?


Did you ever have a Little Professor or a Speak and Spell?  Were these toys, games, or learning tools?

What was your impression of E.T. in 1982?
 
Travel back to the 70s and 80s with JediShua and shazbazzar to relive these moments and more with TechnoRetro Dads.

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JediShua discovers the continuation of the original Star Trek television series while shazbazzar heads to Birmingham to visit the Alabama Phoenix Festival to meet Captain Buck Rogers himself.

Cris Macht visits TechnoRetro Dads to talk about his latest documentary, The Force Within Us, and sticks around to choose two winners of TFWU DVDs and becomes our first SUPERFRIEND in the process.


The TechnoRetro Dads discussion group merits a brilliant post in the feedback section.  Be sure to check it out at forum.technoretrodads.com!

 

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