TechnoRetro Dads: Are You Scared of the Dark, Man?

by TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: Are You Scared of the Dark, Man?

Who is Darkman? He’s everywhere and nowhere, but mostly he’s Liam Neeson. 30 years ago we witnessed the birth of a new kind of hero and launched Neeson’s career. The TechnoRetro Dads look back at Sam Raimi’s classic. 

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Let’s All Go to the Movies – Darkman

In 1990, Sam Raimi wanted to make a superhero movie. Not being able to gain the rights of some of his beloved classic heroes, he decided to create his own. Enter Darkman; the tragic antihero who was viciously attacked and left for dead. His recovery included severing his pain receptors, loss of emotional control, and liquid skin. This movie was Liam Neeson’s first leading role and while it is a product of its time, it is chock full of cinematic history. We take a deeper look at the movie and revisit some of our favorite Neeson films.


TechnoRetro Arcade – Games inspired by Liam Neeson movies.

If you’re going to be a big action star, you better expect a slew of video games featuring your characters. Liam Neeson’s long career gave us some good ones. Krull may be a cult movie, but it inspired a really great, underrated game full of action, rolling rocks, and glaves. Our featured movie, Darkman could be played at home in a variety of versions, Batman Begins was a hit in the cinemas and a stunning cinematic game with Neeson as the main antagonist. And of course we couldn’t leave out Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Grab your quarters and come join us in the arcade.



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Darkman, the video game

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Liam Neeson shows his digital acting skills in Batman Begins

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In the Phantom Menace game, Liam was more of a Lightman


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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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