TechnoRetro Dads

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Whether they were at the arcade or on your Atari at home (sorry, Odyssey 2, Glen and Luby), the classic games of our youth provided more than entertainment with a joystick and TV screen, but even spawned their own musical genre: GameTunes.

 

This week, JediShua and shazbazzar welcome Glen and Brian from High Adventure for a special Music & History Lesson episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  With some fan favorite tunes in tribute of Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong, our time together had a way of expanding past our usual 77 minutes.  But it’s all in good fun when we’re talking #TechnoRetro with our ear buds.  We challenge you to NOT talk back to us while listening to this week’s episode. 

 

And since you’ll be talking to us anyway (and getting strange looks from people who wonder just who in the world you’re talking to), be sure to send in your feedback.  You can play along with us through the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club, you can lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  You can also join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

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Greetings, Programs!

Whether it is a snake in an envelope, a question in a test pamphlet, or automatic laces coming in 2015, the unexpected (and sometimes unexplainable) could very well show up on TechnoRetro Dads.

 

This week, there is more news about Star Wars: REBELS, Tom Angleberger is doodling in some of his new books, and Toy Fair revealed some #TechnoRetro goodies coming soon to toy aisles everywhere.  Plus, we have finally gotten around to seeing The Lego Movie (and we are getting around to some of your feedback, as well). 

 

Be sure to send in your feedback, too.  With lots of opportunities to play along with us through the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club, you can lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  You can also join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

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JediShua is determined to rescue the Kobayashi Maru while shazbazzar continues to battle Hoth-like conditions in the south, but that’s not important right now.  

 

The TechnoRetro Dads are in the midst of a thirty year-old debate over one of the most controversial topics of our generation. Undaunted by the challenge, both shazbazzar and JediShua put up the best arguments for each side of the Great Bounty Hunter Pronunciation Dilemma.  

 

Plus: news about Star Wars, preorders for “Retro Action” figures, Robotland in Seoul, unexpected history lessons, and more talk of Atari (we may be on to something here). 

 

All this and more on the very political (not really) Presidents’ Day episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

 

Don’t forget the Froot Loops Science Project and the Lazy Book Club featuring Ernie Cline’s novel, Ready Player One. Send us an electronic-M with your discoveries and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  We want to hear from you!

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You never know what you will hear on TechnoRetro Dads.  This episode was recorded (mostly) in the shazbazzar family room when JediShua and Mrs. Shua came down for a weekend visit.  You will hear dogs barking, panting, and running on the tile floor.  You will hear televisions and video games being played.  You will hear voices in the background.  Why is this episode scrambled with these echoes of present and past?  Because we were having a blast being together as a big, happy, TechnoRetro family!  You can hear that, too!

But the regular segments are packed in this podcast as well.  History Lessons (with a reminder that Valentine’s Day is this week), a TechnoRetro Challenge, Toys in the Attic (or shazbazzar spaceport, to be more precise), and even a bit (or byte) of News.  

So plug in your ear buds and join in the fun as we fend off invaders from space, score touchdowns, blast asteroids, and use our best combat tactics with tanks and planes.  We are doing our part to make your Mondays better, so enjoy!

Be sure to give us some feedback.  Send us an electronic-M with your thoughts and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  We want to hear from you!

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The excitement of yesterday has come and gone, and again, the present became the past and what was the news is now history.  The groundhog predicted the weather and Atreyu lost Artax in New Jersey.  Although there was much weeping and wailing during and after the Big Game Sunday night, it could not quench the excitement following a fantastic Saturday TechnoRetro Reunion (more about that later). 

But the game goes on, ear buds!  We got right back up on that horse (excuse the pun) and lined-up our favorite pieces at “GO!” and took a look back at one of our favorite games, Monopoly.  The Flintstones/Pebbles TechnoRetro Challenge is almost over (so submit your thoughts) and a brand new Science Project is in the works as we start getting responses about the fruity flavors and bright colors of Froot Loops.  Chopper is in the News and and NASA is History in 77 minutes of therapy for Broncos fans.

Download early, listen in, and send us an electronic-M with your thoughts and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  We want to hear from you!

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The last Monday in January has come and this episode promises to be more than meets the eye (or ear, ear bud, or taste buds, for that matter).

When THE SPECIALIST showed up for this cold call episode of TechnoRetro Dads, he had no reason to suspect the inquisition JediShua and shazbazzar had for him.  Whether the topic was Froot Loops or a game console that predated him by years, CHRIS LUBY of SMORE GEEKS is up to the challenge and sticks with JediShua and shazbazzar for the entire podcast!

With News pertinent to the 70s, 80s, and today as well as History Lessons that continue to impact the world we live in today, no other podcast provides the scope and escape to nostalgia this week as this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  Download, listen, subscribe, and settle in with your ear buds for another great start to your work week on January 27, 2014. 

Get on-the-line and send us an electronic-M with your thoughts and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, too!

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What is the big deal about Micronauts?  ARMANDO joins JediShua and shazbazzar to look back at these three inch predecessors to the ever-popular Transformers in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

Plus, find out where you can see Wilma Deering, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and the Incredible Hulk in upcoming programs.  In other news, Batman (the Adam West/Burt Ward version) is coming soon on DVD. 


Travel back in time to 1981 when the first Delorean DMC-12 rolls off the assembly line.  Discover how an Apple a day keeps 1984 at bay.  Find out why Templeton Peck has the wrong Face, man.  

Add in some speculations about Star Wars: The Clone Wars upcoming episodes (not spoilers, just speculations on rumored titles), and there is enough in this episode to keep you busy for...

...well, at least 77 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Is JEK-14 more than a clone?  Does he remind anyone else of Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man?  With that arm, it just might be possible.

With Mike from Looking away to the Horizon and Chris from Star Wars Kidscast, JediShua and shazbazzar discuss the many finer points of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles.  What isn’t to love about these LEGO Star Wars specials?

Included in this suspiciously transhuman episode of TechnoRetro Dads is news from CES, an announcement about VSI, and the release of the new documentary, I Know that Voice!  Sit in front of the TV for some Saturday morning cartoons with Tom, Jerry, Muscles, Spike, Snap, Crackle, and Pop.  Discover reading (and even singing) computers way back in the 70s.  Revisit Jaime Sommers and Steve Austin in their iconic, bionic roles.  Plus Hungry, Hungry Hippos, a Tonka Jeep, and Eric Bauza as Chris Rock!

It’s a totally awesome overloaded episode of TechnoRetro Dads to get your work week off to a great start!

Tell us what you think about any part of the show by sending us an electronic-m to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or calling us at (209)TR-TRDad.  Until then, enjoy stuff!

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The new year is well underway and we are launching Congressmen into space.  Well, we already did, it seems.  Tune in this week and you will be better prepared for that Jeopardy audition as well as a possible job of creative rearranging of words to force clever acronyms.  TechnoRetro Dads is more than just two guys waxing nostalgic week after week -- it is informative and thought provoking.  After all, before today, you did not know that C.H.A.M.P. stands for
Comet
Halley
Active
Monitoring
Program

But we do more than educate, we have fun this week, too.  From ice-skating in Mississippi to dismantling decorations in Denver, the topics flow from the King to the Fisher-Price Kingdom and every color crystal in between (even the Dark kind), JediShua and shazbazzar bring the 70s and 80s to today with an amusing mix of flashbacks and fast forwards that will keep your reel-to-reel working overtime.

So download early every Monday morning and listen to every juicy nugget of #TechnoRetro good times in a podcast where “B+” is just about the best thing that can be said about a person.  Get your work week started on the right foot (or the left, as long as it is the one you prefer) and be positive all week long!

Tell us what you think about any part of the show by sending us an electronic-m to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or calling us at (209)TR-TRDad.  Until then, enjoy stuff!

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What did you get for Christmas?  We loaded up (like we do every year) and had lots of fun.  But not just at Christmas time -- we have had a great year in 2013.  We take some time to revisit what happened in 2013 and reveal some of our expectations for 2014, and while everything has not been all shiny this year, we have high hopes for the year to come.

We also talk about the upcoming Annie Awards and the categories and nominees in our News segment.  In the History Lesson, we turn back the clock to the week after Christmas in the 70s and 80s to see what was going on while we were playing with the Star Wars toys Santa brought us back then.

The final results of the first season of the TechnoRetro Bowl are in and we celebrate the lopsided victory of an undefeated team.  Congratulations to Craig!

As the little one with the great big ears would say in that famous Rankin/Bass special.... “Happy New Year!”

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