TechnoRetro Dads

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Sometimes it seems like the next door neighbor has all the cool toys.  As long as they are willing to let us use their Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, we are happy to be their friend.  Fix yourself some shaved ice doused in your favorite Kool-Aid flavor and tune in for a mixed bag of TechnoRetro Dads.    

SuperFriend CHRIS LUBY joins JediShua and shazbazzar to discuss the newly published scientific abstract by SuperFriend SATKA compiling FROOT LOOPS data. Shakespeare’s Star Wars is the talk of the Lazy Book Club.  With musical interludes and some retroworthy reminders of days gone by, this episode is classic #TechnoRetro.

PLUS: Music by Chris Hamilton and Justin Roberts.  Really expensive stuff you would love to have in your collection.  The Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge finale.  Mars exists in Utah...sort of. And a brand-new electronic-B by Lost_Mario_Bro releases on May 25.

You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Sweeter than Sugar Frosted Flakes and more lovable than the Muppet Babies, Moms deserve as much credit as they can get, so JediShua and shazbazzar revisit some of the things that made childhood special -- thanks to their Moms.  

SuperFriend MICHAEL PRICE talks about his latest addition to the LEGO Star Wars canon with the first episode of The New Yoda Chronicles as well as the shows and movies that inspired him in his retro days.  (And shaz still thinks that JEK-14 would make a great addition to the GRID.)

PLUS: Loads of talk on topics like Tony the Tiger, Skeeter the Muppet, Howie Mandel, Ray Harryhausen, NASA, and an update on the Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge.  You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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On Cinco de Mayo and the celebration has not yet begun to wane.  Download and listen early this Monday morning to take advantage of the news and deals still in action on the 5th of May (because tomorrow will feel like Revenge of the Sixth)!  

SuperFriend SHELDON comes back to pass judgment on Froot Loops in more than just a simple taste test, lending his expertise to the continuing Science Project relative to the different (or not-so-different) flavors of Froot Loops according to their colors.

PLUS: Because Kermmit asked, JediShua and shazbazzar provide a rundown of some of this past week’s news and even many of the things we saw or experienced on May the Fourth!  You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

(Be sure not to forget the Moms in your life -- Sunday is coming quickly!)

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Movin’ right along 
rememb’ring old times and new news,

With ear buds you can’t lose,

You know it won’t be boring!

Ev’ry Monday morning
you can download a new show,

Then get ready to go…

(Hey you! Get up, and stop that snoring!)

 

TechnoRetro Dads --

have fun with history.

Movies, games, and toys
we share with our families.

TechnoRetro Dads —

with friends both young and old, 

Mem’ries that are made with them
are worth more than gold.

 

Movin’ right along
when buddies seem more like brothers,

they’re joined by some others,

and form a Lazy Book Club.

Saturdays are great
while watching cartoons with cereal,

on a plane that’s ethereal,

be sure to save your pay stub.  
(Now you’re just trying to rhyme.)(Yep.)

 

TechnoRetro Dads —

‘Cause two’s just not enough —

 

Come along and join right in
if you enjoy stuff!   

E.T. is unearthed!  Flash Gordon is coming back!  Data’s cousin is rumored to be starring in a Goonies sequel!  There’s loads of news in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

PLUS: SuperFriend JORBEX joins JediShua and shazbazzar to talk about The Muppet Movie, Presto Magix, and Froot Loops.  You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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The Hulk is Incredible, the Charms are Lucky, the DeLorean is headed to New Mexico, and Tom Angleberger is on TechnoRetro Dads! 

Whether you are into retro shows or techno twists on old favorites, you can find it on TechnoRetro Dads week after week.  Today, JediShua and shazbazzar eat their Lucky Charms while they watch episodes of the 1982 cartoon, The Incredible Hulk with their families.  Chris Hamilton calls us back to the heyday of mail order anticipation with his song “6 to 8 Weeks”.  Author Tom Angleberger talks Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue and drops two amazing announcements on the Dads about his upcoming projects. 

Plus, fun, flashbacks, fandom, and feedback from a friend on this week’s TechnoRetro Dads.  You can join in the conversation at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com, participate in the Lazy Book Club and get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads, or contact us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com.  

 

 

So pick a piece of candy out of the kids’ Easter basket and settle in for seventy-seven minutes of #TechnoRetro good times.

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It’s time to play the intro.
It’s time to light the lights.

It’s time to meet the Dads
on TechnoRetro Dads tonight.

It’s time to put on makeup.
It’s time to dress up right.
It’s time to eat some breakfast
on TechnoRetro Dads tonight.

Why don’t we watch some movies?
Let’s play with all our toys.
I love to be nostalgic
while I’m hangin’ with my boys!

 

So download Monday mornings
to start the work week right.
It’s time to get things started
on the most sensational... 

inspirational...
Technorational...
Retronational...
Time to join the TechnoRetro Dads!

 

Muppets, Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge, Battlestar Galactica, American Idol, E.T., UFC, Star Wars...


Chris Hamilton from Star Wars Kidscast joins the discussion in the Lazy Book Club.  You can too at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com and get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads.  We’re talking Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger. 

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The TechnoRetro Dads shake things up a bit for their first birthday celebration as they embark on a second #TechnoRetro year with more favorite toys, cereal, cartoons, games, movies, and memories to come with some additional chatter about things that matter (maybe not so much).  A few friends stop by for the fun and several others call in with well-wishes on this historic occasion.  (OK, we may be a bit full of ourselves with all this hype, but we did have a great time on this episode.)

 

Don’t forget to join in the discussion in the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com and get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads.  You can pick Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger and get ready for next week’s discussion. 

 

Canadian Superfriends Mike and Sheldon regale us with tales of the twelve inch manly man Big Jim and his friends Big Josh, Big Jack, and a whole P.A.C.K. of shirtless action figures from Mattel.  T-Bird stops by the shazbazzar spaceport for his report on the TechnoRetro Science Project with some sad news for Chris Luby...

Plus: Lando pulls out of a “STAR” franchise, sugary cereals draw the ire of morning “news” programs, and much more skeksiness than you can find in your average podcast.

 

 

The first official Monday of TechnoRetro Dads “Year Two” has arrived, so tune in and turn on, ear buds!

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You thought your precious Dads were safe from the scheming of the Aprilinanity. Nobody is free from the ludicrousness of this day of absurdity and nonsense.  Equipped with silliness and senselessness, the Dadnappers have effectively taken away the TechnoRetro ones on this anniversary of their origin.  Perhaps this preposterous poppycock will persist for days, weeks, even months....

 

 

Yet fear not, fool-loving friends, for the youth of today have seized the situation and are capitalizing on the case of the captured Dads.  JediAri, shabbeyzzar, Little “A”s, and shazzyluke are on the scene and are using this opportunity to pull a little tomfoolery of their own.

So tune in for this extra-special episode of TechnoRetro Dads KIDS! 

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Category:TechnoRetro Kids -- posted at: 7:30am EST

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School is back in session (at least at the shaz and Shua households), but do not mourn the passing of another Spring Break, count it just a week closer to summertime.  Even better, tune in to TechnoRetro Dads!

JAMIE is back with JediShua and shazbazzar to wrap up Level Three of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Dive into Monty Python and the Holy Grail and delve into what makes the main characters tick in this dystopian view of the future.  You can continue to voice your thoughts in the discussion of Ready Player One on the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com. You can also get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads and pick Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger for the next discussion. 

Plus: a LEGO robot solves Rubik’s Cube in just over three seconds, Billy Dee holds on for week two, and an archaeological excavation is put on hold in the search for
The Crystal Skull buried evidence of Extra Terrestrial games.

Monday is here, so download and listen in to TechnoRetro Dads!

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Are you one of the fortunate ones beginning Spring Break this beautiful Monday morning?  JediShua and shazbazzar both begin their break with sunshine, flowers, and unicorns.

But all is not a bed of roses. IOI has the upper hand and Wade wades deep into the swamp of sadness and nearly...oops...wrong book.  JAMIE returns for Level Two of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline in the second edition of the Lazy Book Club and no one even mentioned R2-DJ at Ogden Morrow’s birthday bash. Be sure to chime in with your thoughts in the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com. You can also get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads today! 

Plus: this episode completes the weekly History Lesson by covering great memories from the 70s and 80s through March 31. Stay tuned in the weeks to come to find out what new segments will take its place in April.

Welcome to the positivity of spring!

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Sweet tooth satisfaction! Whether you want a butterbeer from Starbucks or a wedding cake straight out of The Dark Crystal, we have it this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

Controversial topics! Hysteria or hypnotism with a side of Lucky Leprechauns, ancient Atari archaeological digs, and a cat who helps out his canine counterpart; this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

Computer gaming! Text based games on the comeback and an Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation encourage imaginative adventures this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

JAMIE joins JediShua and shazbazzar on the first official meeting of the Lazy Book Club to discuss “Level One” of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. But there is much, much more on this St. Patrick’s Day episode of TechnoRetro Dads with a History Lesson, News, and a TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge.

 

 

You can be a part of the program in the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club! Lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send a voice-mail to (209) TR-TRDad, your electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

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Having an Atari hooked up to your home TV meant no quarters needed when you wanted to play your arcade favorites (or something somewhat similar).  JediShua and shazbazzar finally let their families in on the Atari Flashback fun and the kids gain some appreciation of the classics!

Plus, Dancing with the Star Wars goes to Bespin, Warner Brothers seeks to capitalize on the recent success of The LEGO Movie with their own building blocks blockbuster based on Minecraft, the HUVr board is tested by Tony Hawk, and the Dark Crystal Author’s Quest has selected its top five candidates.

The last time nine planets lined up in syzygy results in a musical query by Spaghetti Cake as we wonder “What about Pluto?” (Thanks for the idea, Glen!)

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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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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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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Quick -- before Christmas actually gets here and it seems like it may be kind of weird to watch it -- check out A Charlie Brown Christmas.  JediShua and shazbazzar sat down with their families to watch the special that started it all as they wrap up a three-month trilogy of Peanuts specials just in time for Christmas.

We also climb up in our attics to pull out some dusty memories of toys of Christmases past as well as delve into some newsy items dig up data from the 70s and 80s about  computers and even a look at the future from the perspective of the past (1974, to be precise).

With just over a week before 2013 concludes, you can still plug in your ear buds to TechnoRetro Dads.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

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Shake off the Humbugs and get UNSCROOGED in this Christmas Music Spectacular!  Since music is such an intrinsic part of the holiday season and makes for great memories, we thought we’d share some of our favorites of years gone by as well as some new things we’ve added to our holiday playlist.
 

As a bonus feature of this episode, we called up Bob Brown for a chat about his song, “Santa, Bring Me a Dinosaur”, a fun little ditty from Down Under.

Plug this one into the car as your traveling or play it on the home stereo.  You’ll enjoy hearing these tunes over and over and over again.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

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Category:Holiday Special -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

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Whether your weather is -10 or 101 (or even 40 or 60), you have a lot to do over the next nine days.  What better way to get started than with some TechnoRetro good times with your ear buds?  Join shazbazzar and JediShua for some Lazer Kicking action as Mr. Heatmiser and Mr. Snowmiser have a showdown for top song-and-dance man!

We watch The Year Without a Santa Claus with our families and realize the difference nearly forty years makes in Christmas TV specials.  Indiana Solo and the Python Adventure is in the news, and King Kong shows up on the Superstation via 8 inch floppy disks.

If that makes sense to you, you may very well be a TechnoRetro Dad.  Check out this episode for some bright points this week, both in the past and the present. 

If you like what you hear, be sure to leave us a good review on iTunes!

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Each year around this time, we used to sit around and dream about what we wanted for Christmas...

What I want is a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.  I think that everybody should have a Red Ryder BB gun. They're very good for Christmas. I don't think that a football's a very good Christmas present.

Whether you want a major award, a nightmarish pink bunny suit, a Chinese turkey from Bo Ling, or just want to finally win against Scud Farkis, this episode of TechnoRetro Dads will certainly satisfy your cravings.

Be careful what you wish for, you just might get a mouthful of Lifebuoy.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:08am EST

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Stuffed from Turkey?  Tuckered out from traveling?  JediShua and shazbazzar are starting to spread Christmas cheer now that the season has officially opened.  Beginning on Cyber Monday and continuing through the month of December, TechnoRetro Dads will focus on the fun times of this season remembering, reminiscing, and reliving the movies, music, and more from the 70s and 80s in December.

This week, we watch Miracle on 34th Street in the Family Circle, rediscover some Toys in the Attic from Christmas past, as well as keep track of News and History Lessons.  Grab your earbuds and join us for 80 minutes this week!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:01am EST

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from a couple of turkeys and their kin.  If you have a bit of a journey today on your way to see family and don’t feel like singing songs the whole way, here are eighty-three minutes of TechnoRetro fun (and facts) to hopefully make the ride more bearable...

Are we there, yet?

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Category:Holiday Special -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates...

Musical memories and more abound this week as Glen Nelson from High Adventure joins us to talk about the 1977 Rankin/Bass animated feature, The Hobbit.  Get your shortened work week started right with news from Mars, historical references to humpback whales, eager expectations of Thanksgiving traditions, and a flying squirrel and moose to boot!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 12:32am EST

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While we’re all recovering from a week of Life Day celebrations, here’s an abbreviated (read: shorter) version of TechnoRetro Dads to help you get your work week started off on the right beat.  

The “Name that Tune” contest has a winner with two out of three segment themes being guessed by our friend and longtime podcaster, WOMP.  Congratulations!  But you still have an opportunity to guess the “NEWS” segment theme and/or band if you want to be a winner, too, so send in your best guess to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com.

With some wonky randomness, debate on the nicknames of Bill Gates and Bill Watterson, reverse-image promo posters, and the introduction of the hoverboard in 1989, join shazbazzar and JediShua on a trip back and forth through time on this week’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  (And be sure to leave us a great review on iTunes, as well.  We really do appreciate it!) 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:38am EST

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With a bit of a chill in the air and the leaves leaving their branches for a spot on the lawn, memories get revived as we head into the holiday season (even if shaz has some confusion in his memories).  Before you get into your work week, take a bit of a break with TechnoRetro Dads in this special episode remembering The Star Wars Holiday Special as we prepare for the 35th anniversary of the one-time showing on CBS.  

Our good friend Jorbex stops by for a chat about an old podcast prank, SKot from StarWarsHolidaySpecial.com tells us about his memories of the Holiday Special, and Paul Bateman from the Star Wars Influences podcast on ShotGlass Digital reveals some interesting information about how Ralph McQuarrie got involved in one of the most hyped parts of that galaxy far, far away.

All this with News, History Lessons, and a bit of fun packed in for good measure makes this a TechnoRetro Dads you won’t want to miss!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:01am EST

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Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce!

Special orders don’t upset us.

All we ask is that you let us

serve it your way.

Halloween is over, the Christmas catalogs are hitting the mailboxes, and you need to download TechnoRetro Dads.  Whether you are looking for a princess dress, a TMNT playset, or even a Honda Scooter, you will want to hear what is happening with some of your favorite franchises from the 70s and 80s as JediShua and shazbazzar climb into the Way-Back Machine again to drum up some memories of those days gone by.

Is it a bunny or a vampire?  Did Death come knocking at your door last Thursday night?  Why does a squirrel hang out with the salmon mousse?  These questions and more await you in this early November episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 8:35am EST

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Have you gone to work in costume?

Is there a bowl of candy on your desk?

Are you totally prepared for tonight’s onslaught of Trick or Treaters?

Start your Halloween morning on the right foot, hoof, paw, or claw by downloading and listening to the TechnoRetro Dads Spooktacular.  JediShua and shazbazzar recall past Halloweens while giving some tips and ideas to make today and tonight even better with music and sound clips.   

Plus: we circle our families in our living rooms with Peanuts, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive.  Maybe our pumpkin patch will be judged most sincere…

If you like what you hear — subscribe and submit a great 5 star review on iTunes!

Direct download: TRDads_10.31.13.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:01am EST

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Get in the Mystery Machine this week for a trip back in time with JediScooby and shazzy as the TechnoRetro Dads investigate the creepy-kooky Addams family in another Monster Cereal TechnoRetro Challenge.  Stick around for more detective work as Dave Filoni opens up about what could be a lead on at least one Rebel from the upcoming animated Star Wars series as we Decode the Director.  

On top of that, Bill Nye gives Sheldon a try, Arndt is out, and we give Sega a little bit of air time.

Start your work week off with a blast from the past and some hints about the future in this pre-Halloween episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 7:39am EST

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After a week off for National School Lunch week, TechnoRetro Dads is back to talk about the things we loved in the 70s and 80s.  JediShua and shazbazzar are in the Arcade this week (thanks to Satka and Womp) to eat some pizza, play some games, and talk about the news, speculate on Star Wars: REBELS, remember the Munsters, and share memories of classic video games.  Start your work week right with TechnoRetro Dads!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 7:11am EST

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We tried to meet up in Columbus for a special holiday version of TechnoRetro Dads, but evidently, there is more than one Columbus in the United States.  We will be back next Monday to help you start your work week on the right foot.  Until then, celebrate School Lunch Week!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:06am EST

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Do Mondays sometimes make you feel like you have rocks in your head?  Then get up and get your earbuds -- you are going to want to give this episode a listen as early as possible as we take an improbable journey into the old School House with some sedimentary, metamorphic, and maybe even igneous geological samples from the groovalicious past and not even recent formations.  JediShua and shazbazzar drum up some tunes, but not before getting the word out about the latest news...

Get a glimpse of Star Wars: REBELS tonight on Disney XD.  Wow!  No one saw that one coming!

Then, take another TechnoRetro Challenge during Monster Cereals Month as the Goolies groove out their tunes in classic cartoon style.

If you remember the tunes that were fun, funny, entertaining, and even educational, you will be sure to dig the October 7 episode of TechnoRetro Dads. 

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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You can live in the future and in the past each Monday on TechnoRetro Dads.  This week, we look to a 2030-something Mission to Mars and remember a super-powered prehistoric ball of fur better known as Captain Caveman.  We also take a Journey into Imagination as EPCOT opens its gates in 1982 just a day before we first traveled through time with Phineas Bogg in Voyagers

Mondays are fundays with TechnoRetro Dads.  Join us each week!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 8:03am EST

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Boom-shakalaka!
Do I have your attention, now?

Alchemist and Idea Generator (Spencer Brinkerhoff III) joins JediShua and shazbazzar for up to twenty-six year-old memories of the classic and quotable movie of a story within a book, The Princess Bride.

 
While the weather is wet in the West and love bugs get lonely in the South, we check out the inconceivable news as well as study our History Lesson from the 70s and 80s.  Plus, a TechnoRetro Bowl update as we see who is the biggest and strongest going into the third week of our first Fantasy Football season.  

Contact us with your responses to the TechnoRetro Challenge this week as we watch Captain Caveman while munching on Cinnamon Life cereal.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 8:27am EST

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TechnoRetro randomness abounds in this week of historic season premiers, legendary unveilings, and lunar cheese excavations.  Plus, discover why Indonesia Jones and James Camaroon are in Jakarta, why Rowling is rolling in Fantastic Beasts, who is responsible for the iconic Vulcan hand-gesture, and possibly even find out how Boba got his beskar’gam.  

 
Friends of the show are invited to interact through TechnoRetro Challenges where we recapture the magic of Saturday mornings long ago with a favorite cartoon and a bowl of cereal.  This week, we eat Toucan Sam’s Froot Loops while watching the classic Godzilla cartoon.

With Drive-in movie tips, TechnoRetro Bowl highlights, and a history lesson with BSG, Buck Rogers, and even Captain EO, this episode of TechnoRetro Dads is flooding with memories! 

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 8:47am EST

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What is wrinkled and green and can be formed from merely five folds?  Origami Yoda, of course!  Superfriend Tom Angelberger joins shazbazzar and JediShua for some funtime talk about his newest addition to the Origami Yoda series: The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett.  This Monday morning batch of TechnoRetro goodness mixes a shot of stellar scientific dancing with a pinch of baby footwear boogie and serves it up on a nice plate with Green Eggs and Ham.  

Download early and listen in your home on your phone or on a train with your brain. 

(Just be warned, some of this content may send your canine companion into an Alpolectic fit.)

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 9:24am EST

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If you could choose your own adventure after waking up eight years into the future (though you yourself are the same age), would you go back to 1978 or remain in 1986?  The shazlings, the Shualings, and Chris from SMore Geeks all join us on this episode to address this all-important question from Flight of the Navigator.  

From sticker collecting books to jumping the Snake River with Evel Knievel, the adventures never end when JediShua and shazbazzar get pink with Henry Mancini and Blake Edwards remember the days of their past with cartoons, cereal, toys, movies, songs, and then go back to the future (or the present) to discuss some of what is happening today with those same things.  So whether you are interested in toys, games, movies, TV shows, or even books and “lazy books”, you will find something on TechnoRetro Dads this Labor Day.

And don’t forget the TechnoRetro Bowl Fantasy Football draft tonight and the new TechnoRetro Challenge with Froot Loops cereal and the 1978 Godzilla cartoon (you can find it on Netflix).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:56am EST

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Moaning on Monday?  Thirsty on Thursday?  Let TechnoRetro Dads make every day brighter with milk carton tank battles in the school cafeteria.  And, since school is in session, we promote educational excellence by learning a rarely used Greek word for “untrue”.  You will feel like you are back in school with the regular History Lesson, an introduction to the French language, a bit of drama in theater class, and even a pep rally to get everyone ready for Fantasy Football season!

 

 


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Category:TechnoRetro -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

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School starts back again today for JediShua and the shazlings (BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH), but the Angels of Charlie are guiding the learning experience from the far reaches of space as we encounter the Cygnus near a Black Hole. Microsoft and IBM team up and Apple welcomes the competition while Zelda meets up with the Lost Mario Bro at the movies!

Unless you are out of this world or trapped somewhere in the GRID, listen in and then join in some of the fun with the TechnoRetro Bowl or by eating some Honey Smacks (formerly known as Sugar Smacks) and checking out some Pink Panther cartoons.  Hey, do both.  You will be glad you did!

Darth Fonzies or Darth Stubings?  Be sure to let JediShua know! 

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Category:TechnoRetro -- posted at: 5:44am EST

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Return to a time when Ronald McDonald would do it all for you, including host a fully choreographed dance number with aliens disguised as teddy bears and government agents.  That’s just a taste of what we remember this week on TechnoRetro Dads! 

With some news and history lessons about some of our favorite franchises dating back to the disco decade, challenges for listeners and friends, and a few tips and tricks for movies and fantasy football drafts, you would have to be Lee Majors to avoid this China Groovin episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am EST

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Save the Cat!  After hearing from Kathleen Kennedy at Celebration Europe that even she thinks movies tend to all follow the same pattern, we discover the screenwriting formula has been penned and published in a format that gets down to minute-by-minute details.  JediShua also provides some delicious movie tips and we have loads of retro news about this week in the 70s and 80s!

Plus, with football season just around the corner, we’ve extended the invitation to get into the TechnoRetro Dads Fantasy Football League.  So plug in your earbuds and join your buds shazbazzar and JediShua as we begin another work week!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:44am EST

Greetings, Programs and all you Star Wars fans!

In this special edition of TechnoRetro Dads, we sift through our Star Wars Celebration Europe II reports from Satka in Essen, Germany to bring you just a bit of the experience that is a Star Wars Celebration.  With highlights from Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni, we talk about what we can expect in the bonus content from Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rebels and then get just a bit ofinsight into what Episode VII will look like in 2015.  Although it is impossible to consolidate a Celebration into an hour-long podcast, maybe you can feel like you were part of the event for just a little while.

 
May the force be with you!

Direct download: TRDads_CE2_Recap.mp3
Category:Star Wars Celebration -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

Hey, Hey, Hey....it's Hasbro!

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Hey, hey, hey, it’s TechnoRetro Dads.

The Lantern City illustrated novel is hitting mailboxes this week after their introduction at SDCC, new Hasbro Star Wars figures are hitting retail, and the Ewok Adventure hits some highs and lows in this week’s TechnoRetro Dads.

This week is The Final Countdown to the launch of MTV (that’s Music Television to those of you who have the mistaken idea that it’s about reality TV).

So get out your Honeycomb cereal and sit down with Bill Cosby for a Saturday morning viewing of Fat Albert (after spending seventy-seven minutes with shazbazzar and JediShua, of course).

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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With San Diego Comic Con behind us and Celebration Europe II coming this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled to the brim with news, history, and tips that will help you enjoy your time at conventions (and movies) even more. 

TRON is back in the news, along with a reboot of The Black Hole.  Of course, we have some Star Wars news and lots of our favorite (and fun) things from the 70s and 80s.  So start your work week on the right foot (which may be your left foot, if you’re marching) with a larger-than-life episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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Finally, we turn the interview tables on Jimmy Mac of RebelForce Radio (and a host of other podcasts on the Shotglass Digital network) and get a RetroSpective of what makes the legendary podcaster tick.  

Obi-Wan is in the news (and in a mind control history lesson as well), Shaun Cassidy is #1, Martian Night Life, and a fantasy story that never ends.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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Gushing about George Lucas?  Of course.  Plus, shazbazzar and JediShua go Monster watching with their families and end up in an extended look at pixels, er, rather, Pixar.  Plus, a look at some video games and video game movies.

All this, and Aluminum Boy, too!  Before you head off to work this morning, make sure to download TechnoRetro Dads.  It just makes Mondays better!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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.)

Direct download: TRDads_01.13.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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....


Direct download: TRDads_01.03.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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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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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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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.

Direct download: TRDads01-01.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 6:00am EST