Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Come back in time with us and celebrate the movies that honor World War II. Dramas, comedies, and even sci-fi and horror, there is no end to the stories that can be told and lessons that can be learned from this historical, international conflict. 

 

For more than 80 years Hollywood has been making movies to tell the dramatic stories of World War II. As impressionable youth, Jay and Shua ate them up and still do. Let’s look at some memorable ones.

 

News

Mark Hamill visits the White House

Riddick will return in the 4th film in the franchise 

Cobra Kai 3 part event premiering July 18

 

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua was pleasantly surprised to find that The Fall Guy is a well made, action extravaganza. Ryan Gosling continues his winning streak of fun movies and Emily Blunt shows yet another side of her talent. Shua recommends! Jay was on the edge of his Imperial-made seat while enjoying the series finale of The Bad Batch. Dave Filoni kept us guessing as to the fate of our heroes, and by the end Jay thought it was a satisfying conclusion. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay is pulling all the strings of the live action version of Thunderbirds (2004) with Bill Paxton. It may have not achieved the success and popularity of the bizarre 1960s marionette TV show, but it was a campy homage with some action and interesting interpretations.  Check it out today!  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

There have been countless tales of World War II over the years. These stories recount bravery, determination, and heroism in a way unlike any other period of human history. Growing up, Jay and Shua gravitated towards a few classics such as The Great Escape, The Big Red One, and The Dirty Dozen. Plus, believe it or not, there can sometimes be humor in tragedy. Comedies like Steven Spielberg’s 1941, Mel Brooks’s To Be or Not to Be, and The Zucker Brothers’ Top Secret. There are always lessons to be learned and tragedy is often a great reminder to not repeat mistakes. So let’s all remember that, shall we?



Are you a fan of WWII movies? Which heroes are your favorite? First person that emails me with the subject line, “War is Hell” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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Our season 4 premiere celebrates Star Wars by discussing what's for kids and what's for adults. Jovial Jay and JediShua pretend to be Grown Ups on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Star Wars: The Adulting Menace! Is Star Wars for kids? Adults? Both? We look at a variety of areas of the galaxy far, far away that are aimed at people who claim to be grown ups. 

 

News

Our condolences to Warwick Davis, who’s wife Samantha passed away on March 24

To our surprise, Jeff Bridges will be returning for TRON: Ares

Netflix is developing a live-action Scooby Doo series. What would you like it to be?

Weird Al’s 1989 movie UHF gets a 4k physical release 

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay is digging the retro vibes and modern day storytelling of the Disney+ series X-Men ‘97. Lots of great moments from Marvel’s mutant family with all the nostalgia of the original series. Shua recommends Mel Brooks’s autobiography “All About Me” which was released in 2021. If you listen to the audiobook, you can enjoy Brooks’s still hysterical delivery of the story of his life and career. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay revisits the 2004 Will Smith futuristic vision I, Robot. Based on a series of stories by Isaac Asimov, it tells the story of a murder committed by a robotic personal assistant in a future that seems a lot closer today than it did in ‘04. And it examines the ethical conundrums of the dangers of AI. Check it out today!  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Star Wars! 

We start off season 4 of Enjoy Stuff with a look at the adult side of Star Wars. Don’t worry, the kids won’t need to leave the room. Now that the OG fans are AARP fans, how has the galaxy changed perspective? There are a ton of things that are aimed exclusively to adults from jewelry to gaming. Some of our childhood hobbies have expanded into complex (and often expensive) pastimes. We try to answer the question “who is Star Wars really for?” and think we have a pretty good conclusion: Everybody, of course!



What kinds of adult Star Wars things do you do? Do you still gravitate towards the kids stuff? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Adulting Strikes Back” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Celebrate our season finale by playing an even more challenging round of "5 Songs". Try to identify the movie with us and Enjoy Stuff!

 

News, music, and more as we wrap up the third season of Enjoy Stuff. 

 

News

A spicy Darth Vader hot sauce on the way

A new Lennon-McCartney collab has dropped — but this time, it's by the Beatles' sons

A new Clue movie and maybe even a TV Series is in development at Sony

Earn money while watching Star Wars**

**may not apply to anyone listening to this show

Dynasty Book 2 by Derek Beebe is out - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CZQYMLLN 

 

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua has been Enjoying the apocalypse. Well, kind of. He’s enjoying the world of Fallout. The new series on Prime Video is based on the successful video games from Bethesda. It’s a 1950’s style world and nuclear war has laid waste to the world. It’s up to an out of place vault dweller, a surface misfit, and a ghoul to save everyone. Jay sat down and experienced Zack Snyder’s Grain Harvesters: Part Two–The Reaping on Netflix. Well, I guess most people would know it by the title Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver. The continuation of Snyder’s universe had a lot to get excited about. Action, special effects, deeper character development, and of course slow motion grain harvesting. Check it out and let us know what you think. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay shuts off the lights and gets dark with The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) starring Vin Diesel. After a year of sci-fi that doesn’t feel very sci-fi, this was a nice return to outer space and futuristic action. Diesel was passionate about making it and it shows.  Check it out today!  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Music! 

It’s the end of Season 3! Enjoy Stuff celebrates by playing our favorite game, “5 Songs”  Jay and Shua play each other 5 different songs that make them think of particular movies. Try to play along and guess what movies each song came from. But wait! There’s more to it this time. We have cut these clips down to as little as 1 sec. Will Jay and Shua be up for the challenge? Tune it to find out.



How did you do? Are there specific songs that make you think of a movie? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I heard that in a movie” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Come Enjoy the Future! We look at past predictions of our future to see how accurate they were. And play along with a fun game futuristic proportions on Enjoy Stuff!

 

We are living in the future! But is it the future everyone expected? Let’s find out!

 

News

Pringles, Kellogg’s, and Crocs team up for a new shoe collection

The Jim Henson Documentary now has a Disney+ release fate

NBA player deliberately misses a free throw to win opposing fans free chicken sandwiches

Sadly, Star Trek - Lower Decks will end after next season, but Star Trek - Strange New Worlds will be back for a 4th season

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay took a trip to the great outdoors to enjoy Bald Eagle State Park. It’s always nice to enjoy nature and get away from the world for a bit. Shua watched Steve! (Martin) A Documentary in 2 Pieces. It was a great look at the life of this eclectic and talented comedian. You can find that on Apple TV+.  

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays shares the dark predictions of 2004’s The Day After Tomorrow. While all the science in this movie may not check out exactly, it does present a strong message about our climate and the state of our country’s attitude about the condition of the world. Check it out today!  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy the Future! 

Can we predict the future? Sure! Are we going to be right? Well…probably not. But we might get pretty close on a few things. That’s what the Usborne Book of the Future did back in 1979. It gave us a look at what they thought was going to be coming in the 21st century. You might be surprised to find out that they got a lot of things kind of right. From robots to cities to travel, we look at some of their more memorable predictions. Plus, Jay plays a game to see just what movies and TV shows predicted some things we have in our world today.  

 

What did you hope to see in the future we’re living in now? And what’s to come in the next 50 years? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Where’s my flying car?” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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It's Jay's birthday! This week we celebrate another trip around the sun with a variety of fun games, segments, and discussions. It's a non-stop party on Enjoy Stuff!

 

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with music, toys, movies, and games! We throw it all in this week on Enjoy Stuff as we celebrate the Jovial one himself! 

 

News

We got a cool trailer for a new animated series on Disney+ called Star Wars: Tales of the Empire

The release date for TRON: Ares has been announced!

An amazing looking game called Star Wars Outlaws has a new trailer and we’re impressed

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua decided to check out something that keeps popping up on the Disney+ banner called Renegade Nell. It’s a period piece taking place in the 1700’s and it features Nell Jackson, who tries to do good by using some mysterious super powers. Jay found a different kind of team-up/crossover movie which may be considered a B movie (or maybe C-) It’s called Monster Mash but it’s not about a dance or breakfast cereal. Just imagine if monsters teamed up to fight against Dr. Frankenstein. It’s another example of crazy fun.  

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay tries to remember an article that may have been erased from his memory. It was all about the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It seems like a great idea to erase bad memories from your mind, but it may cause more problems than it’s worth. This movie really makes you think about your life and your decisions. Check it out today!  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Birthdays! 

This week we throw all the darts at the idea board to celebrate fun stuff for Jay’s birthday.

We start off with a little game of David v. Keith x Keith v. David. And yes, it’s pretty much how it sounds. 

Next we discuss Jay’s complicated relation with the Smurfs. Yes, those tiny little blue things with the white hats that are always having to escape Gargamel even though they’re just trying to Smurf with their Smurfs so they can Smurf all the Smurfs on Smurf. 

Do you know the difference between Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars? We’re not sure we do either, but we try to break it down by looking back at our own toys. 

Next we play a few rounds of Geek Out to challenge our knowledge of a variety of geeky topics. 

Finally we come up with a list of some music that don’t just make you tap your feet, they tell whole stories.  

 

Let’s all wish Jovial Jay a happy birthday! Which of our topics made you think of something? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Jovial Birthday Happy Jay!” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Don't panic! It's only dark because of that giant celestial object in the sky has moved in front of our main source of energy and life for the whole planet. But it's only going to last for a few minutes. Enjoy Stuff looks at some legendary eclipses and other things that cover.

 

Need a joke? Maybe some multiverse podcast ideas? Or how about just a few laughs? Come be fools with us as we celebrate the silliest holiday of all. 

 

News

Disneyland is making a tremendous change to Autopia 

A trailer has now been released for Unfrosted, the Pop-Tarts story

Christopher Nolan to be the next Dark Knight…well, just a regular knight… 

Now you can eat food right out of the mouth of Jabba the Hutt at Disneyland 

RIP Louis Gossett Jr.

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay’s way IS the highway as he indulged in the rippling abs of Jake Gyllenhaal in Roadhouse. This is, of course, a remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze classic. The modern day version has been updated, and is a bit more realistically violent, but also entertaining and action packed. Check out Roadhouse on Prime Video. Shua jumped hip-deep into the Kaiju footprint and experienced the latest Monsterverse movie where he discovered that Godzilla x Kong = Two Tons of Fun!

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay rediscovered another time travel movie with The Butterfly Effect. (2004) Ashton Kutcher plays Evan who has the ability to travel back to important times in his life and change things that happened. But he is surprised to learn how much even a little difference can change. Check it out on Retrozap.com. Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Eclipses! 

April 8, 2024 will mark the date of a total eclipse of the sun in the United States. Eclipses are fairly rare, but nothing really fantastical or magical about them, just scientific. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use it as a cool motivator in movies. We look back at movies where an eclipse played an important role. 

 

The moon will be covering the sun today, but after it’s over you’ll be able to enjoy other covers. Musicians often cover other artists' songs. And sometimes their version ends up being more popular than the original. We look at a few legendary ones. 

 

But what could be more legendary than the best cover artist of them all; Weird Al Yankovic? Not all of Al’s songs are covers, but the parodies that are are excellent. Some are even better than the one they are parodying. 

 

Are you in the path of totality? What are you covering today? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Never gonna give you up” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Get foolish with Jovial Jay and Shua! We celebrate this special holiday by having a lot of crazy fun and laughs, plus a few surprises on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Need a joke? Maybe some multiverse podcast ideas? Or how about just a few laughs? Come be fools with us as we celebrate the silliest holiday of all. 

 

News

The Secret Apprentice: Dynasty Book 1 - A New book from Derek Beebe [amazon link]

TrueMoo now has some delicious and nutritious Blue Milk available (from free range Moof farms)

Godzilla made police chief for a day 

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua felt shivers as he watched Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Not just because of the chilling villain, but because of all the nostalgic feelings along with a bunch of new stuff to enjoy from the latest film. Jay was really pleased to discover that the comic series Hell to Pay by Charles Soule and Will Sliney was a unique and entertaining story. Worth checking out for sure. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays explored a time travel movie again with the 2003 Ben Affleck movie Paycheck. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, John Woo directs a movie about the consequences of seeing into the future. Though Jay feels the story is a bit padded, it did bring up some interesting thoughts about decisions. Check it out on Retrozap.com. Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Foolin’! 

It’s April Fools Day Earbuds! And that means it’s time to have a little fun. But never fear, Enjoy stuff will make sure the jokes don’t ruin your day. Plus, we take a look at a new book by Kelly Knox called Star Wars Dad Jokes. Two great things that go great together. And we reveal the history of the silly holiday and some of the more memorable pranks over the years. 

 

Which alternative show theme did you like? Are you planning any fun jokes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Never gonna give you up” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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This week the guys pick some actors that they admire and talk about what makes them worthy of checking out their work, on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Do you have a favorite actor? Someone whose work you’ll never miss? Why do you like them? Jay and Shua make a short list of some of their favorites.

 

News

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alan Ritchson will star in a Christmas movie 

Street Sharks return for their 30th Anniversary 

Star Wars: The Acolyte poster is released with a premiere date AND Trailer!

Patrick Warburton surprises riders of Soarin’ over California

Celebrate half-way to Halloween as some Indie horror returns to theaters for one night only

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay was excited to check out the new episodes of X-Men ‘97 on Disney+. It made him feel like he was back in the 90s as all the favorite characters, stories, and cheesy dialogue returned. You can check it out now! Shua and his wife had a blast at a Star Wars burlesque show called The Empire Strips Back. Don’t take things too seriously, just have fun with it!

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay roamed the timeline for the 2003 movie Timeline. Not the greatest time travel movie, but it has a good cast and some interesting ideas about going back. Read Jay’s insightful analysis and then rewatch the movie. Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

There are a lot of great actors out there. But there are some that are legendary (or soon will be). This week we discuss some of the actors that mean a lot to us for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s an impressive body of work, some memorable scenes, or just how amazingly cool they seem to be in everyday life, these men have made an impact on us. 

 

Who are some of your favorite Actors? Why do you like them? First person that emails me with the subject line, “All the World’s a Stage” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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Celebrate the luck o' the Irish...people named Pat! This week we celebrate the green holiday's namesake and celebrate the Patricks of the world on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Who are your favorite people named Patrick? To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, we look at some famous Pats of the world that have influenced and entertained us. 

 

News

How does Hugh Grant feel about being cast as Tony the Tiger in the Pop Tarts movie? We are thinking, greeeeaaaat!

Amazon is developing an Eight Billion Genies movie from the well loved comic series

Check out the new Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Icee flavors

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua jumped on the bandwagon (or the sandworm) and saw Dune Part 2. It was every bit the epic spectacle everyone’s talking about. Action packed, entertaining, and visually stunning, he recommends it to anyone who loves seeing big-screen movies. Jay checked out another recent release, written by Diablo Cody and inspired by 80s movies. Lisa Frankenstein tells the story of a teen girl that raises a young, previously handsome corpse and romance ensues. It’s a fun one that feels new and old, which of course gets a TechnoRetro recommendation. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay rounded out the Matrix trilogy by remembering Matrix: Revolutions. The third in the series gave us the fate of Zion, Neo, Agent Smith, and the rest. While presenting a different feel than the first two movies, after a rewatch it presents a fun and entertaining story. Read Jay’s insightful analysis and then rewatch the movie. Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Life! 

Erin go Bragh! But so did Patrick! Patrick didn’t just play around with snakes. Patrick captained the Enterprise, ran a Roadhouse, searched for Sarah Conner, ran with the Shadows of the Night, and so much more! Join us as we think of some of our favorite Patricks of the world. Plus, we hear from some of our Earbuds as they share all kinds of different Pats, Pattys, Patricks, and well… not Ricks… It’s a grand time to get lucky!

 

Who are some of your favorite Patricks? And what makes them great? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Top of the mornin’ Pat!” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Got those winter doldrums? Come hang out with Enjoy Stuff! We brainstorm some activities that may help you when you're feeling down, waiting for spring. We're all in this together as we Enjoy Stuff!

 

Get rid of those nasty doldrumites! We research some TechnoRetro ways to help relieve some of those seasonal blues. Get some absolutely non-professional and unsolicited advice from Jovial Jay and Shua. 

 

News

Apple TV+ is going ahead with a Neuromancer series

Disney is releasing some great Blu-Ray collections such as Andor, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Obi-Wan Kenobi

IHOP teams up with Lays potato chips for a Rooty Tooty crunchy snack

Disney+ announces a release date for season 2 of Monsters at Work

Ming-Na Wen continues her conquest to be in all the cool franchises as she joins the Karate Kid movie

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay finally got to the Disney+ documentary series Behind the Attraction. Season 2 has some cool inclusions such as Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Disney Parks food. It’s not a boring documentary, and you’re sure to laugh as you learn a little more about the parks. Shua got around to the 2023 Netflix anime “Blue Eye Samurai”. It’s an action packed, graphic, adult story with plenty of Ninja-type action. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay grudgingly analyzed the 2003 sequel that tried to keep a franchise alive but may have nudged it in the wrong direction. Terminator 3 didn’t quite have the some charm or quality of the first 2, but there are ways to Enjoy it, including skipping the movie and just reading Jay’s article instead. Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com, now featuring Daredevil Season 1. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Life! 

Spring is taking its sweet time getting here. And sometimes during a long winter we start to feel a little sad. Maybe a lot sad. Professionals call this seasonal depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD…No, seriously). There are things you can do to help yourself feel a little better that doctors recommend. We have taken those recommendations and made them appropriate to our lifestyle, sometimes with a retro twist. 

 

If you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800‑273‑8255

 

What do you do when you’re feeling those winter blues? Share it with us and let’s all be there for each other. First person that emails me with the subject line, “Don’t worry, be happy” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Romance El Corazon with us this week as we look back 40 years at the romantic adventure Romancing the Stone on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Journey to Columbia with romance author Joan Wilder and get drawn into a wild adventure with Jack T. Colton with treasure maps, jewels, and Danny Devito. 

 

News

Harrison Ford got rid of his Star Wars script, and someone paid a pretty credit for it

NBCUniversal and Delorean meet behind the school to fight over trademarks

The Muppets represent our national parks in some cool posters by Danny Beckwith

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua found a cool YouTube channel that spotlights innovative 3-D printing featuring some really cool inventions by a guy named Ivan Miranda. A guy with a fun personality and some really brilliant solutions to crazy ideas. Jay has been rewatching the Daredevil series and is remembering why he loved season 1 so much. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay revisited the sequel to the wildly popular Matrix original, Matrix Reloaded (2003). Despite the now dated innovative special effects, it was a really beautiful movie to watch that expanded the Matrix universe in a very unique way.  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com, now featuring Daredevil Season 1. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

In 1984, Michael Douglas was getting into producing and had purchased a script from a waitress he met at Alice’s Restaurant (no, I’m serious!). He tried to get some very popular, handsome, macho actors to play the lead, opposite the up and coming Kathleen Turner. But ultimately he decided he’d just play the hero himself. With Robert Zemeckis at the directing helm, they set out to make a romantic adventure in the jungle. (But not really Columbia, because it was actually too dangerous) It became  a gigantic hit that established Douglas as a strong leading man, put Turner on the road to a string of hits, and gave Zemeckis the ability to create Back to the Future. 

 

Would you give the kidnappers the map or would you go after the jewel? Would you try to romance Joan Wilder? First person that emails me with the subject line, “El Corazon” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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It's a quantum Leap Day as we pick different years in history that we would choose to leap. Jay and Shua make some ripples in the timeline on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Spend your extra day of the year this year with Jovial Jay and Enjoy Stuff as we pick years in history that we think would be pretty fun to visit. Come leap to the past with us!

 

News

Got $40 million laying around? You could buy the Scarface house

Get ready for your next Vegas trip by visiting the John Wick experience

Disney Imagineer Lanny Smoot will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay finally got his letter and is returning to Hogwarts. He has dove wand deep into a rewatch of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. So far it’s been magical. Shua turned on Pixar’s 2023 Elemental and then found a cool making-of video called Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental, featuring the writer and director Peter Sohn. It had a lot of heart and gave some good insight of where the story idea came from. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay watched The Core (2003) so you don’t have to. Check out his article breaking down this film that had potential, but just couldn’t fill the hole.  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com, now featuring Daredevil Season 1. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Time Travel! 

This Thursday we tack on an extra day to the calendar to catch up with the Earth’s orbit. 2024 is a Leap Year. So Jovial Jay and Shua decided to do a little quantum leaping of their own. We each chose 4 different years that we would visit if there was a little trash in Mr. Fusion. But there are rules to our choices. We are just experiencing these years. We can’t can’t change anything that happened. (We wouldn’t want the TVA on our tails) Check out the show to see why we picked the years we did, and think about how you would navigate the timestream. 

 

What year would you travel to? And even more importantly, what would you wear? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Great Scott” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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On this President's Day we celebrate Presidents, but just the fictional ones. Tune in as we look at some of the most memorable fake commanders-in-chief on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Let’s revisit some legendary comic strips from over the years! Jovial Jay and Shua strip on this week’s Enjoy Stuff!

 

News

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock is finally coming to Apple TV+

Billy Joel is set to release the first new original song in 17 years

Could someone take all of Dr. Johnny Fever’s WKRP DJ breaks and string them together? Someone did!

Star Wars The Phantom Menace will return to theaters for its 25th anniversary!

RIP to Carl Weathers and also the inventor of Pop Tarts

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua seems to think he has too much time on his hands because he decided to tackle the entire MCU in timeline order. It’s a big commitment, but after the first couple handful of movies, he is still enjoying it! Jay jumped into a slightly smaller commitment by watching Kevin Costner’s 1990 epic drama Dances With Wolves. Tune in to find out what Jay’s Sioux name is. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

The last couple weeks have given us two different movies you’ll want to revisit on Sci-Fi Saturdays. S1m0ne has an interesting take on AI and how it could be used in Hollywood. But revisiting this 2002 movie in 2024 gives it a whole different meaning. Plus, Jay breaks down the final Star Trek: The Next Generation movie Star Trek: Nemesis. It may not have been the best Star Trek film, but there were some pretty fascinating performances in it. Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the entire MCU.  

 

Enjoy Presidents! 

As long as there have been movies, we have needed to have someone portray the United States Commander in Chief. A lot of times these leaders weren’t the ones we know from history. Instead, the actor or actress portraying them gets to come up with their own persona. So which ones stood out? What were some of our favorite fictional presidents that gave a good speech, or showed good leadership, or even kicked some butt and saved the day? 

 

Which of our fictional presidents would you like to be your leader? Which ones would you make sure not to vote for? First person that emails me with the subject line, “My fellow Americans” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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Love...exciting and Retro! Come aboard, we're expecting you! On this Valentine's Day, you may need an idea for a date night. What better place to look than 80s movies? Jay and Shua offer up a plethora of ideas for a great movie themed date night. Immerse yourself in love while you Enjoy Stuff!

 

Feel the love on this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re more of a romantic that likes to show your feelings with a boombox over your head, or a scary night in the dark, we have a variety of 80’s inspired dates for any couple.



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Enjoy Life!

Need some Valentine’s Day date ideas? Look no further than 80’s movies. Listen in to this week’s show to see exactly what is involved in setting up the perfect date.

 

Choose from these themes, or mix and match!

The John Cusack

The As You Wish

The Matthew Broderick

The Molly Ringwald

The Top Gun

The Slasher

 

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Lay out the newspaper all over the living room floor and turn to the funny pages! This week we look back on the history and some of our favorite comic strips over the years. Plus an interactive game for you Earbuds on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Let’s revisit some legendary comic strips from over the years! Jovial Jay and Shua strip on this week’s Enjoy Stuff!

 

News

The Road House trailer has shown us that there is still a taste for fighting (and Jake Gyllenhaal’s abs)

No abs in the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire trailer, but we do get a whole lot of favorite characters!

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay took Shua’s advice that the new Peacock streaming series Ted was worth the watch. He agrees. It is a funny (and raunchy) story of a boy and his bear. But Seth Macfarlane has given it a heart that really makes you think and care. Shua made his way to the movie theater and saw Jeffrey Wright’s newest film American Fiction. This story, about an author who is disgruntled about the stereotypes of blacks that are portrayed in modern literature. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week Sci-Fi Saturdays shows you some Signs. M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 alien thriller isn’t a Dead End. The plot seems to be going straight and then takes a Right Turn only and you have to Yield to suspense. Shyamalan’s Uneven Road of movies shouldn’t Stop you from revisiting Signs. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including Echo, the Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Echo series and more.  

 

Enjoy Comic Strips! 

Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield…there are so many legendary comic strips that have appeared in the newspaper over the years. Originally intended to sell newspapers, their popularity soared and before too long there were dozens of artists making different varieties of comics. As they evolved we got comics that were silly, timely, political, and Pulitzer Prize winners. 

 

Classic strips from the 50s, like Peanuts, Marmaduke, Dennis the Menace, and more are still published today, either in reruns (not Linus’s brother) or drawn by a new artist. 

 

As the 60s and 70s brought change to the world, the comic pages started reflecting it as well. Timely topics were sometimes presented next to our Beetle Bailey. Pulitzer Prize winning Doonesbury by Gary Trudeau proved that the comics could be important. Spider-Man and Star Wars brought other formats of our entertainment to the comics pages. 

 

And then we got a series of mega stars that blew up the popularity of that beloved illustrated section of the newspaper. Garfield, The Far Side, Bloom County, and Calvin and Hobbes became just a handful of reasons people would pick up the comics in the first place. 

 

How well do you know your comics? Let’s play a game to see if you remember the punch line from the very first published strip from a few classics. 

 

Now that newspapers are going the way of the Dodo, what does the future hold for our beloved strip format? We’re not sure, but we will continue to start the day with a laugh.

 

Did you grow up reading comics? What were some of your favorites (or ones you avoided)? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Let’s go exploring!” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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A Fish Called Kevin! Kevin Kline has created an impressive body of work over the last 50 years. He can act, sing, and make us laugh. Jovial Jay and Shua look back at some of their favorites from a prolific career on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Don’t call him stupid. Kevin Kline is anything but, with a very impressive list of movies under his belt. This week we look back at the work of this talented actor. 

 

News

We didn’t have to wait long to get the official announcement for the very impressive new video game Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

The Day the Earth Blew Up is the new Looney Tunes movie that we’ve needed for a long time

The new Highlander is truly a man of steel

We got a fantastic trailer for the third and final season of The Bad Batch

The Oscar nominations have been announced and John Williams proves he is the man

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua was extremely and pleasantly surprised how incredible the new Seth Macfarlane Ted series is. Crude humor to be sure, but a ton of heart embedded within so many laughs. You can see it on the Peacock network. Jay explored another historical site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania called the Gettysburg Diorama Museum. It’s a really cool recreation of the famous Civil War battle that gives you a very in-depth look at the soldiers who fought and died there. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay knows what you’re going to do wrong before you do it because of his precogs. You can find them in the 2002 Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise movie Minority Report. In addition to being an action packed sci-fi romp, it also had an interesting take on our future. Was it accurate? Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including Echo, the Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Echo series and more.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

For more than 50 years Kevin Kline has been making movies in a variety of genres. From his stage beginnings he gave us the Pirate King in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and showed off his musical chops. 

 

He moved on to some dramatic roles and often starred alongside some other big names like Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, and William Hurt in movies like The Big Chill. And a western called Silverado with Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn, Brian Dennehy, and more.  

 

That’s where he met John Cleese and they connected to make the legendary comedy A Fish Called Wanda with Michael Palin and Jamie Lee Curtis. He took home a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for that. 

 

Romantic comedies, dramas, family films, and even cartoon voice overs. Kevin Kline has something for everyone. 

 

What Kevin Kline movies do you like? Do you speak Italian? ? First person that emails me with the subject line, “We come in peace” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Aliens have been a part of movies since we shot ourselves to the moon in 1902. They are the perfect tool for an allegory about our society. Whether our visitors from another world are benevolent or hell-bent on world domination, it's irresistible to sit back and watch. Jovial Jay and Shua test their knowledge of those cinematic extraterrestrials on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Grab your tinfoil hats and welcome signs as we look back at the history of aliens in movies. 

 

News

Get ready for a new Indiana Jones video game….and stay tuned for more

Super7 introduces a new Shogun Godzilla and it’s atomic!

Say it ain’t so! Fruit Stripe gum discontinued

Congratulations to Chris and Courtney Wyman for launching Everest Autographs

The Mando and Grogu are headed to the big screen

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay enjoyed the inspirational true story of the American Samoa soccer team called Next Goal Wins. Taika Watiti has given us a nice group of underdogs to root for with his typical brand of laughs too. Shua has been revisiting the Monsterverse Godzilla movies following his viewing of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. It’s fun to watch our cities get smooshed. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay tackles Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones. It’s a movie that many of us are familiar with, and he digs deep with insights and observations that make it a pleasure to revisit. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including Echo, the Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Echo series and more.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

Ack ack ack! Which means “We come in peace!” At least that’s what I assume those little green men are saying. Over the years, nay decades, nay CENTURY we have enjoyed exploring the possibilities of what other lifeforms could be out ….there!

 

And our imagination has covered the spectrum from friendly ETs who just want to share our Reese’s Pieces to Martians that just want to use us as fertilizer (well, I hope you got your vaccinations creeps!) We look at some memorable alien stories throughout history and what has influenced (or been influenced by) them.

 

Next the boys play a game of GarbleBlitz: Alien Edition. Each give one word clues and the other has to guess the alien or movie they came from. Join us for some extraterrestrial fun and bring that disco organ so you can engage in some riveting musical conversations. 

 

Would you have gotten on that ship with Roy Neary? What could we send to Mars besides women? First person that emails me with the subject line, “We come in peace” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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John Williams has an illustrative composing career dating back 70 years.  Now that he's decided NOT to retire, we can't wait to hear what other masterpieces he will grace unto the world. Enjoy Stuff looks back at the career and all kinds of amazing music of the maestro John Williams.

 

Put on those headphones and crank the volume to engross yourself on one of the most prolific composers of any generation! It’s time to share the love for John Williams. 

 

News

Fans of Ready Player One will soon begin to make the OASIS a reality (a virtual one, of course)

Has Mark Hamill ever told you the story of how he met his mother?

RIP TRON and Caddyshack star, Cindy Morgan

The ashes of several Star Trek actors will make their final resting place on the moon!

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Timeless Heroes: Harrison Ford and Indiana Jones on Disney+ is a respectful look back at Ford’s career, with a significant spotlight on his most legendary character, Indiana Jones. Shua has been meaning to check this out, but he had no idea just how great it was going to be. Jay dove head first into the new Marvel series Echo. A different take on a Marvel hero and the first of the Spotlight series on Disney+.

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay explores a movie that was market more to a younger audience, but it is good fun for all ages. Clockstoppers (2002) tells the story of a teen that gets access to a watch that can slow time. There’s bad guys of course, and it’s up to the youth of the early 2000’s to save the day! Sounds simple, but it made for a good adventure. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including Echo, the Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Echo series and more.  

 

Enjoy Music! 

We love John Williams and his music. So this week we look back on some of the great music of his career and discuss some of our favorites. We discuss music from

Star Wars

Indiana Jones

ET

Harry Potter

Superman

Schindler’s List

ET

1941

Jaws

Jurassic Park 

…and more!



Featuring the classic tribute Star Wars (John Williams is the Man) acapella song. 

 

What John Williams music do you listen to regularly? Are there any you didn’t realize were composed by John? First person that emails me with the subject line, “John Williams is the Man” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Ray Harryhausen was the master of stop-motion animation, creating some of the most iconic fantasy movies of all time and inspiring generations of creators. Jovial Jay and Shua film one frame at a time as they look back at the work of this legend on Enjoy Stuff!

 

It’s time to indulge in some retro movies! These classics were brought to life through the genius of Ray Harryhausen and his creative creature design and animation techniques. 

 

News

John Williams, retire? Never!

Eat like a Kaiju with a new Godzilla cookbook

Or if you want Godzilla to eat you, check out a Japanese park where you can zipline into his open mouth

Do you only want the best for your learning toddler? How about an Aliens inspired Little Golden Book?

Pop Tarts has jumped right into the College Football toaster slot with their very own bowl game

And if your sweet tooth hasn’t been quenched, why not visit a Little Debbies park and climb on the food?

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay has been impressed with the new Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney+. It’s a great adaptation that is true to the first book and seems to be creatively exploring the characters. Shua is listening to Conan himself narrate his own book. Arnold Schwarzenegger shares some motivational life tips with his new book Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life. You may be surprised how useful some of his tips are. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay goes back (and forward) in time with the 2002 adaptation of the classic HG Wells story The Time Machine, starring Guy Pierce. Although some aspects are changed, it is a pretty good story with some surprisingly good themes. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Hawkeye series and more.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

Don’t stop-motion believin’! In 1933 a 13 year old Ray Harryhausen saw the movie King Kong and it forever changed the way we would experience movies. It inspired him to experiment in techniques of stop motion animation that he would continually improve throughout his entire career. 

 

His impressive resume includes classics like Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts, and of course Clash of the Titans. Many of his movies aren’t even remembered for who starred in or directed them, but for Ray’s special effects. His patented Dynamation technique of incorporating his stop motion creatures enhanced all these movies in a way that made you feel like you were part of the dream. 

 

Countless creators were inspired by Ray’s effects, such as Steven Spielberg, Terry Gilliam, Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, and of course the man who carried the mantle, visual effects legend Phil Tippett. Their movies continued to evolve Ray’s techniques including how CGI even works today. We are all indebted to Mr. Harryhausen and are grateful for his work. 



Which of Ray Harryhausen’s works do you like? Have you ever made a stop motion movie? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Release the Kraken!” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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It's a new year! We look back at what we Enjoyed in 2023 and talk about what's to come in the future. Come with us and Enjoy Stuff!

 

Our first show of the new year consists of a look back at last year! There were so many great things to Enjoy and we only scratched the surface. But what a fun surface to scratch! We are sharing some standout moments on Enjoy Stuff. And we talk about what we’re looking forward to in 2024. We sure love hearing from you. Let us know what you really enjoyed in 2023 and what is something to come that makes you want to Enjoy Stuff



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Please let us know what you like about the show. Or just send us a quick note to say ‘Hi!” Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

We truly appreciate all you Earbuds who have hopped on board and joined us for our next chapter! Join in the fun by reaching out to us! And make sure to Share and Enjoy with all your friends!

 

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