Sun, 17 November 2019
Perhaps you remember seeing Chewbacca’s family on your TV that fateful night in November of 1978, but it’s highly unlikely that you knew about the sequel to The Star Wars Holiday Special before today. We have rediscovered the promo for The Star Wars Holiday Special Strikes Back and think we know why the program was shelved before its release. Tune in for a bonus-sized, early release of TechnoRetro Dads on the 41st anniversary of The Star Wars Holiday Special.
In the NEWS
Hey, hey, the Monkees (well, half of the Monkees) are going on tour again this April.
We Love Our Cereal…
…and Twinkies, too! Beware of speeding to the store to find Post Hostess Twinkies cereal, though. The police are watching for people who eat cereal and drive — they may be impaired.
TechnoRetro Toy Catalogue
The brackets begin this week as we scour the pages of our old toy catalogues for the action figures we want most for Christmas this year. Be sure to watch our social media pages every day this week to vote for the toys you want Santa to put under your tree this year — or last year — or in 1984…
The Star Wars Holiday Special (Strikes Back)
On November 17, 1978 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, lucky kids across the nation were treated to two hours of indistinct chatter (and growls) from Wookiees, threats from Imperials, music, magic, and mania that was The Star Wars Holiday Special. And for the past six years, shazbazzar and JediShua have been celebrating Life Day this time every year in honor of the television special we thought we would never see again. But this year we have rediscovered the nearly unknown sequel, The Star Wars Holiday Special Strikes Back. Thankfully, we have the promo for the unaired special on cassette tape, so strap in for excitement and entertainment from a galaxy far, far away with Yoda and the Wookiees as we play the tape for you this week!
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