TechnoRetro Dads

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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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If you could choose your own adventure after waking up eight years into the future (though you yourself are the same age), would you go back to 1978 or remain in 1986?  The shazlings, the Shualings, and Chris from SMore Geeks all join us on this episode to address this all-important question from Flight of the Navigator.  

From sticker collecting books to jumping the Snake River with Evel Knievel, the adventures never end when JediShua and shazbazzar get pink with Henry Mancini and Blake Edwards remember the days of their past with cartoons, cereal, toys, movies, songs, and then go back to the future (or the present) to discuss some of what is happening today with those same things.  So whether you are interested in toys, games, movies, TV shows, or even books and “lazy books”, you will find something on TechnoRetro Dads this Labor Day.

And don’t forget the TechnoRetro Bowl Fantasy Football draft tonight and the new TechnoRetro Challenge with Froot Loops cereal and the 1978 Godzilla cartoon (you can find it on Netflix).

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Moaning on Monday?  Thirsty on Thursday?  Let TechnoRetro Dads make every day brighter with milk carton tank battles in the school cafeteria.  And, since school is in session, we promote educational excellence by learning a rarely used Greek word for “untrue”.  You will feel like you are back in school with the regular History Lesson, an introduction to the French language, a bit of drama in theater class, and even a pep rally to get everyone ready for Fantasy Football season!

 

 


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School starts back again today for JediShua and the shazlings (BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH), but the Angels of Charlie are guiding the learning experience from the far reaches of space as we encounter the Cygnus near a Black Hole. Microsoft and IBM team up and Apple welcomes the competition while Zelda meets up with the Lost Mario Bro at the movies!

Unless you are out of this world or trapped somewhere in the GRID, listen in and then join in some of the fun with the TechnoRetro Bowl or by eating some Honey Smacks (formerly known as Sugar Smacks) and checking out some Pink Panther cartoons.  Hey, do both.  You will be glad you did!

Darth Fonzies or Darth Stubings?  Be sure to let JediShua know! 

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Return to a time when Ronald McDonald would do it all for you, including host a fully choreographed dance number with aliens disguised as teddy bears and government agents.  That’s just a taste of what we remember this week on TechnoRetro Dads! 

With some news and history lessons about some of our favorite franchises dating back to the disco decade, challenges for listeners and friends, and a few tips and tricks for movies and fantasy football drafts, you would have to be Lee Majors to avoid this China Groovin episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

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Save the Cat!  After hearing from Kathleen Kennedy at Celebration Europe that even she thinks movies tend to all follow the same pattern, we discover the screenwriting formula has been penned and published in a format that gets down to minute-by-minute details.  JediShua also provides some delicious movie tips and we have loads of retro news about this week in the 70s and 80s!

Plus, with football season just around the corner, we’ve extended the invitation to get into the TechnoRetro Dads Fantasy Football League.  So plug in your earbuds and join your buds shazbazzar and JediShua as we begin another work week!

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Greetings, Programs and all you Star Wars fans!

In this special edition of TechnoRetro Dads, we sift through our Star Wars Celebration Europe II reports from Satka in Essen, Germany to bring you just a bit of the experience that is a Star Wars Celebration.  With highlights from Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni, we talk about what we can expect in the bonus content from Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rebels and then get just a bit ofinsight into what Episode VII will look like in 2015.  Although it is impossible to consolidate a Celebration into an hour-long podcast, maybe you can feel like you were part of the event for just a little while.

 
May the force be with you!

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Hey, Hey, Hey....it's Hasbro!

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Hey, hey, hey, it’s TechnoRetro Dads.

The Lantern City illustrated novel is hitting mailboxes this week after their introduction at SDCC, new Hasbro Star Wars figures are hitting retail, and the Ewok Adventure hits some highs and lows in this week’s TechnoRetro Dads.

This week is The Final Countdown to the launch of MTV (that’s Music Television to those of you who have the mistaken idea that it’s about reality TV).

So get out your Honeycomb cereal and sit down with Bill Cosby for a Saturday morning viewing of Fat Albert (after spending seventy-seven minutes with shazbazzar and JediShua, of course).

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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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