TechnoRetro Dads

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Everyone seems to have gone star-craving mad, TechnoRetro Dads included, as the new Star Trek movie Into Darkness hits the big screen.  Star Wars is in the news, too, with a new television release this week! 

These are the big events for this week’s TechnoRetro Dads -- but we have much, much more as you start your work week with a bit of the past and present in your favorite STAR franchises. What a great time to be a fan!

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Star Trek: Wrath of Khan
Star Wars: Rebels
Star Wars: Yoda Chronicles


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Download your work week wakeup with JediShua and shazbazzar on this Fragglicious episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  This week, we remember some of our favorite outside games, reveal some news about Star Wars Celebration Europe II, speculate about the upcoming animated Star Wars series, and reminisce about what happened this week when we were kids.

Much more podcast than a single hour can hold.  


Download now.

Plug in your earbuds.
Join us for the next 77 minutes.

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Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they swap stories about their Moms, relay some news about TRON: Uprising and Star Wars, participate in a Star Wars Kinect Family Circle, and educate everyone with the History Lessons for the week of 13-19 May.  Complete this episode with music, clips, and brief commercial breaks and you can  start your work week off right with TechnoRetro Dads each Monday morning!

Thomas Dolby 

Star Wars Kinect

Gilligan's Island

Harlem Globetrotters

Smokey and the Bandit

Apple III 

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It is Star Wars week on TechnoRetro Dads (May the 4th Be With You) and we’re loaded with Star Wars news, activities, and even some speculations as JediShua and shazbazzar share some of their favorite things with their kids and each other.  We even play what may be the longest game of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit.  

Bruce Boxleitner is working on a brand new project called “Lantern City”.


TRON may (or may not) be in an upcoming Disney Animation sequel.


Some of the rollercoasters of the 70s (and even before) are remembered.

Steve Jobs considers PepsiCo sugar-water sales.


Falco tops the charts in the United Kingdom.


The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is consolidated into a one hour play.

Don’t forget to share the TechnoRetro Dads lunchbox on Facebook.
You can win a copy of Cris Macht’s fan documentary, The Force Within Us.

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Shower, shave, and grab some breakfast (bacon, perhaps?) and tune in to this week's TechnoRetro Dads -- it's the best way to start out your work week.  Today, time is of the essence: find out how to vote in the BTVA awards, submit your original clip to Empire Uncut (the Star Wars Uncut sequel), and equip yourself for some fun at work with beer cans and razor blades.  

JediShua and shazbazzar talk with the kiddos about Jurassic Park 3D, crack open some Star Wars news, venture back in computer archaeology to uncover ancient Apples, and find out what the judge had to say about the relationship between TRON and Robotron 2084.

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What a week!  We've been watching Wreck It Ralph, following TR3N director Joseph Kosinski, charting the course of five new Star Wars movies (year-by-year in the theaters), drinking Classic Coke, keeping up with Apple and uBananas, and more for a full week of TechnoRetro Dads.

Keep up with the news (both current and retro) with a History Lesson each week.  Share your TechnoRetro memories with friends and family.  Speculate about upcoming movies with or without spoilers (that's half the fun). 

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If you are not overwhelmed with User requests researching tax information and using these final cycles to file forms with the MCP or IRS or whatever it may be, check out this Titanic TAX DAY release of TechnoRetro Dads.  

In this episode:

TRON update at Disneyland.

TR3N news and expectations.

Will The Dark Crystal have a sequel?

In the History Lesson:

The continuing story of Apple Computers.

Betamax tapes and LaserDiscs.

Popcorn poppers and Chef Boyardee pizzas.

Home movies before the advent of video tapes....


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Greetings, Programs!

Remember watching The Dark Crystal for the first time?  JediShua and shazbazzar talk about this strange and somewhat creepy muppet movie from 1982 and agree that it only gets better with repeated viewings!  

This week on TechnoRetro Dads, the anticipation for TR3N grows as Joseph Kosinski reveals some information about the sequel to TRON:Legacy.  We also find out about a remake of Disney's first excursion into science fiction movies, The Black Hole.  Find out where Star Wars in a more primitive form can be seen.  

Apple computers, Atari computers, and the very popular uBanana phone round out a raucous recollection of historical facts and flubs from the 70s and 80s.  

Even if you're not techno, retro, or even a dad, there's something on this episode for everyone who likes stuff.

Enjoy....

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What is a TechnoRetro Dad?  JediShua and shazbazzar explain it all in this initial episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  With Star Wars and other retro-franchise news, getting their families together to experience Willow, and some neat facts in a History Lesson, the Dads take their first step into their weekly podcasting endeavor.

Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week as they remember what it was like to be a kid in the 70s and 80s, taking the best of their youth and sharing their experiences and making new memories with their own families.

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