With Ready Player One coming soon, shazbazzar and JediShua play Black Tiger, spin some LPs, watch a Marvel movie, and generally hop on the hype wagon for a trip at 77 minutes per show.
Tune in for important questions, like: Are daughters allowed to have boyfriends in college? What songs will be in Ready Player One? Is it okay to watch a comic book movie of a comic you’ve never read? Who was that first band, anyway?
Black Cat, Black Tiger, Black Panther, and Chocolate Frosted Flakes
What do you do when your daughter brings home her first boyfriend? Well, EarBuds, it’s best to think that question over before it actually happens. Take it from shazbazzar. But it’s all going to be alright as we come roaring back after a week filled with fun, friends, and six Star Wars movies playing in the evenings for visiting Spring Breakers at “shaz sha-toh” (chateau). So pop open a can of 9 Lives and curl up with the cat for a 77-minute blend of past, present, and future with shazbazzar and JediShua on TechnoRetro Dads.
In the NEWS
Stephen Hawking outlives doctors’ expectations by over fifty years. Ready Player One VR rave was available for test runs at SXSW. Director Steven Spielberg experienced some anxiety as he attended the premiere of Ready Player One with a few technical glitches. Flux capacitors are not currently in stock at O’Reilly Auto Parts. The “Anniversary Edition” of The Dark Crystal is now available on Blu-Ray and 4K.
We Love Our Cereal…
…and SuperFriend Jorbex thinks JediShua would love Honey Hooplahs, too — if only because of the awesome name. In the meantime, Tony the Tiger goes to the dark side with Chocolate Frosted Flakes, and Shua is convinced that shaz would think “they’re great!”
With a retrotastic movie like Ready Player One coming in less than two weeks, this seemed like the perfect time to speculate about songs we think might be on the soundtrack as well as what we wish would be on the soundtrack. And, since we’re not making the movie anyway, your opinions are as good as ours, so if you have thoughts about songs that could work into Ready Player One, let us know right away at (209) 878-7323.
Ernest Cline has it in his own home. Wade Watts played it from an entirely different perspective in Ready Player One. It’s called Black Dragon in Japan. But you know it as Black Tiger and shazbazzar and JediShua take a few minutes to revisit the dungeons of Capcom and reminisce about the scantily-clad barbarian’s adventure game and how it likely has influenced both the book and the movie, Ready Player One.
JediShua gathered his brood for a trip to the local cinema for a MARVELous afternoon in Wakanda watching Black Panther. Although shazbazzar has yet to see it, Shua’s glowing review of the movie doesn’t really spoil anything (surprised?)! It’s no wonder this movie continues to impress at the box office this month.
Isaiah Caldeira lets us know about his interesting strategy for Defender and how it didn’t quite produce the results he wanted. Jeff Baucom follows the rabbit trail from Star Wars actors in Flash Gordon to the Queen soundtrack to Toto’s soundtrack for Dune to the VHS data sheet, PLUS: Dungeons & Dragons, Knight Rider, Cylons, and Boney M! Jeff proves the value of a well-archived catalog of old podcasts. Jonathan spots Sean Astin’s buff brother…maybe. Wes shares pics of his collection in his “space for being creative” as Jeffrey Fischbach shows off a TRON cabinet and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom game. Lost Boy Eric volunteers to get an annual pass to Walt Disney World to keep everyone up-to-date with the TRON ride’s progress.
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Join shazbazzar 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 as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars, Buck Rogers, and Black Panther. TechnoRetro Dads creates new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.
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