TechnoRetro Dads

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And if you see Sally Ride's carpenter ants, let them know their licenses have been revoked for littering the Space Shuttle with their little, bitty hammers.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