TechnoRetro Dads: 40 Years of Flash Gordon

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TechnoRetro Dads: 40 Years of Flash Gordon

Flash! Ahhh ahh! He’ll save every one of us. Forty years ago we got a modern day interpretation of a classic space hero! Flash Gordon may not have been the hit they hoped, but it has lived on in legendary status. Plus, the December 1980 issue of Starlog on the Magazine Rack.

Flash Gordon has been around for 86 years, and the 1980 interpretation has gained a cult following all on it’s own. Let’s talk about his history and celebrate 40 years of Flash.

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Magazine Rack

The December 1980 issue features the new movie Flash Gordon. They show a lot of sci-fi love for it. Plus, mentions of Outland, Heavy Metal, and Escape from New York.

Starlog Dec 1980

Let’s All Go to the Movies

The 40 year anniversary of Flash Gordon generates all kinds of conversation as Jay and Shua remember their experiences, talk about the making and history of the Character. Sam J Jones and Max Von Sydow star in this 1980 classic.

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Earbud Toy Catalog

The results are in for the next division of The TechnoRetro Dads Earbud Toy Catalog! The other divisions; Creative Toys and Fun for All are up now! Will your favorites make the cut? Share the survey with everyone and check back all week to see which toys are moving to the next rounds. Look on social media and Discord for the links to the surveys

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Join Jovial Jay and JediShua each week for a look back at the ’70s and ’80s as they share the fun and also fandom of their youth with their families, friends, and EarBuds. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and arcade games as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, especially Star Wars, Tron, and Back to the Future. The TechnoRetro Dads create 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 appreciate the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is definitely for you!

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