TechnoRetro Dads: 2016-2017 Memories and Expectations (w/Carrie Fisher)

by TechnoRetro Dads

JediShua and shazbazzar bid adieu to 2016! They welcome 2017 with memories of the past year and hope for what’s coming in the new year.

For the first show of 2017, TechnoRetro Dads are joined by long-time friends Craig Batts and Jack Crabtree for a celebration of the life of our Princess.  Carrie Fisher’s impact has been felt for a generation and will certainly affect generations to come.

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 2016-2017 Memories and Expectations

As we remember 2016 and look forward to 2017, we are all reminded of the royal losses we’ve suffered over the past year.  From the Goblin King himself, David Bowie, last January to Prince to our final farewell to our Princess, Carrie Fisher, we’ve all faced some harsh realities over the past twelve months.  JediShua and shazbazzar are joined with long-time friends Craig Batts and Jack Crabtree to celebrate Carrie Fisher and the impact she made on a generation over the past forty years.

The true heroine of Star Wars, Carrie Fisher portrayed Princess Leia with a snippy, quippy, snarkiness that endeared her to fans as anything but a damsel-in-distress.  Over the years, our Princess proved her power in films, books, panels, and interviews.  More than a pop icon, Carrie Fisher opened her life like a book (and in books). She gave hope to millions who struggle with hardships in life.  At the age of sixty, she was taken from us.  Still, her life and legend will touch generations.

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Looking Ahead

Let’s face it, 2016 wasn’t all bad. The Cubs did win the World Series, although a year later than prophesied in the ‘80s. However, there are those who seem to have lost hope. So, we look forward to some exciting accomplishments and events sure to come in 2017. From space exploration to a solar eclipse (another prophecy from 1989), we’re picking up good vibrations in our expectations for the future in the next twelve months. Let us know what you’re looking forward to in 2017! Call our voicemail line at (209) 878-7323 or sending us an electronic-M to [email protected].

After tuning in to this week’s episode, keep your earbuds at the ready! Check out Rogue One again with shazbazzar, Steve Glosson, and Scott Ryfun. They provide a running commentary on Rogue One (and also a variety of other things). It’s the first publicly released commentary of the new Star Wars movie. You can find it at or

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About TechnoRetro Dads

Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the ’70s and ’80s as they share the fun and fandom of their youth with their families, friends, and EarBuds. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star WarsTRON, Lord of the Rings, and more. TechnoRetro Dads is a blend of new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.

If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just want to relive the joy of the ’70s and ’80s today, then this podcast is for you!

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