Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Greetings, Programs!  


You’ll have to wait a little longer for the second part of our LAZY BOOK CLUB discussion of Ernie Cline’s ARMADA, since our resident computer expert was busy all week shoring up the firewalls on the WOPR (or something like that).

But have no fear — Underdog is here!


JediShua and shazbazzar accept the double-dog-dare to find TWO RedHot Supers for this week, and what’s best of all, they’re both animated dogs making their ways in a very human world.  Reminisce about that ‘50s canine hero (no, not Rin-Tin-Tin), UNDERDOG and revisit one of our favorite short-lived Saturday morning cartoon, Hong Kong Phooey as the dog days of summer start to wind down.


PLUS: Iron Giant irony and a gigantic Lite Brite for the office or school make the headlines, Fizzgig makes it into the classifieds (sort of), board games are back, and you can pick up loads of Star Wars audio dramas while helping a great charity through HumbleBundle.com.  


Then, the ‘Dads dig into the Star Wars Scrapbook for some great school supplies from years gone by as well as what they’ve seen in stores this year.


Topped off with loads of FEEDBACK from EarBuds, this abridged episode of TechnoRetro Dads is just what you need to get your work week off on the right foot as you wake up on the last day of August 2015.  Share and enjoy!



If you’re not already a member of Audible, you can get your 30-day free trial and a free download of an audio book of your choice through this #TechnoRetro link: AudibleTrial.com/TRDads.


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Greetings, Programs!  


When the protagonist of the book explicitly states that the story is like TRON, WarGames, and The Last Starfighter, you know it’s going to be TechnoRetro-riffic!  JAMIE, from TRON: Decoding the Grid joins shazbazzar and JediShua in the Lazy Book Club to “read” Ernie Cline’s latest novel, Armada.  We get halfway through the book this week and will continue next week.


PLUS: JediShua reveals a secret NASA plot to probe Europa!  (Well, maybe it’s not that secret, but didn’t it make it sound more exciting that way?)




We need you to join the TRON ARMY in a massive mailing campaign to Disney in support of the TRON franchise.  Go to SaveTRON3.com for details.

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Greetings, Programs!  


In 1985, Michael J. Fox sold tons of tickets at the box office, not only with Back to the Future, but with the August 23rd release of Teen Wolf, his lesser-known flick of 1985.  He only starred in the sequels of one.  We’ll leave it to you to guess which.  This week, we remember the fun that was Teen Wolf.


Before barking at the moon, though, we took to the skies (and Skype) to discover Alpha Flight’s Guardian as we transcend the barriers of both space and time in our conversation with Mike and Ryan.


But there’s more…


Before talking to our Canadian and Australian SuperFriends about the RedHot Super Summer, we munch and crunch some Honey Nut Cheerios with BuzzBee — we call him “Buzz” for short.


The NEWS is filled with Midnight Madness, Monster Cereals, Mario (Jump Man), and more!


Make time this Monday Morning for 77 minutes of #TechnoRetro good times.


Don’t forget to review us on iTunes, send your JAWS Seaquels, ARMADA insights, or anything #TechnoRetro to us via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com.  Leave us a voicemail by calling us at (209)TR-TRDad, that’s (209)878-7323.  It’s possible that shazbazzar won’t lose your message.


As for the joke…



It’s not right.

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Greetings, Programs!  


Peter Weller and John Lithgow each made memorable movies in the ‘80s. Why was their comic book styled project in 1984 a bust at the box office?  JediShua and shazbazzar have a couple ideas after watching this cult-classic with their families this week.  In a truly #TechnoRetro treat, this movie emulates everything eighties while being markedly different from anything else at the time.   


Then the ‘Dads dare to dive into the sweltering summer heat in their attics to find a favorite musical toy — with some totally new additions.  


PLUS:  Batman on Amazon Prime, Lieutenant Uhura in space, Jim Henson makes the news in a Dark Crystal documentary and PBS special, Dune gets a deserved 3 hour fan edit, and holograms and hoverboards bring the future even closer to the present.


Don’t forget to send your JAWS Seaquels, ARMADA insights, Honey Nut Cheerios memories or anything #TechnoRetro to us via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com.  Leave us a voicemail by calling us at (209)TR-TRDad, that’s (209)878-7323. 



Will we ever see Buckaroo Banzai vs The World Crime League?  The future is yet untold…

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Greetings, Programs!  


This week is loaded with observable, testable, and verifiable scientific jargon and poppycock.  With theories of trans-dimensional effects and fuel-efficient microwave travel, this episode may be the strangest collection of firmly-asserted-yet-unproven-facts to date!


JediShua and shazbazzar watch My Science Project thirty years later — and one lingering question remains unanswered: How effective can a fallout shelter be if only 1/4 inch of plywood separates it from the nuclear blast and radiation?   


PLUS:  Reading Rainbow on Netflix, Dr. Seuss in stores, and the impossible EM-drive makes waves in space.


With science books in the Star Wars Scrapbook and FEEDBACK from Jorbex and an unlikely RedHot hero from Derek’s LOOTCRATE finishes off our 77 minutes this week.    


Send your JAWS Seaquels, ARMADA insights, or anything #TechnoRetro to us via electronic-M to podcast@technoretrodads.com.  Leave us a voicemail by calling us at (209)TR-TRDad, that’s (209)878-7323.  Don’t forget to comment and rate Honey Nut Cheerios on our Facebook page, too.



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