JediShua and shazbazzar watch Lion-O as he leads the ThunderCats to success on television, in toy stores, and even in schools (maybe) from 1985 to 1989. Since then, the franchise has enjoyed two resurgences in this decade with toys, toons, and a tune that has been stuck in their heads all week.
George Lucas pushed to capitalize on cuteness after Return of the Jedi left theaters with two made-for-television Ewok features and two seasons of animated Endorians in Nelvana’s Ewoks. Both shazbazzar and JediShua love every incarnation of the little furry guys and share their appreciation for the tribe from Bright Tree Village before taking another trip through time in the dark comedy/love story/science fiction movie, Time After Time.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure kicked off Keanu Reeves’s career, spawned a sequel, and filled Alex Winter’s mailbox with lots of notes from teachers. As the thirtieth anniversary of the movie approaches and a second sequel lingers on the horizon, shazbazzar and JediShua take a trip back to 1989 to reminisce and revisit this cult comedy.
G.I. Joe was common vernacular for kids in the ’80s (and still is, though the kids have all grown up — or at least gotten bigger and pay more bills). From the toys to the cartoons, with comics and games, Hasbro’s G.I. Joe ran alongside Kenner’s Star Wars in the early part of the decade and really blew up (so to speak) when Star Wars toys disappeared from toy aisles. Join JediShua, shazbazzar, and Retro Joe Tavano for fun memories of the Real American Hero.
Vampires, video games, and vacation ends as a SuperFriend returns to podcasting. Chris Luby from The Geek State joins shazbazzar and JediShua for The Legend of Zelda and some Funkos…
Steve Glosson from Geek Out Loud joins shazbazzar and JediShua to talk about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys from the 80s.
JediShua and shazbazzar remember playing Super Nintendo (SNES), yearn to relive some glory days in the arcade on the Arcade 1UP machines, and serve up a delicious bowl of virtual cereal for your good times as you wake up for the first full work week of 2019.
The great questions of Christmas Eve are answered in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads: How do you wrap a digital download? When is it too late to leave hints for what you’d like for Christmas? What’s the best cereal to eat today? Which games have snowy themes for a white Christmas?
UnScrooged 2018 is your prescription for many ailments you may experience during the holiday season. With SuperFriends’ fun and/or funny memories told while they play favorite arcade games from the ’70s and ’80s, your long-term memory center will be activated, your heart will be lifted, and your attitude will be improved. Share and enjoy!
Bill Murray reimagined Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1988 Richard Donner movie Scrooged.
“You’ll believe a man can fly,” they told us forty years ago. And we did! We were thrilled to see Superman fly on the silver screen forty years ago in Superman the Movie. Join shazbazzar and JediShua for a super-sized Superman episode of TechnoRetro Dads.
Puppet Surgeon Dr. Hunter Wahl of Laika joins JediShua and shazbazzar to laugh about Ernest Saves Christmas and discuss stop-motion animation in the modern era as he reveals behind-the-scenes aspects of filming Missing Link.
Whether your Thanksgiving requires travel by Planes, Trains, and Automobiles or you’re content to stay at home watching television for a few Happy Days, playing Duck Hunt on your Nintendo, remember to enjoy the weekend.