TechnoRetro Dads Celebrate Jabba, Wookiees, and Jabberwocky with GORF

by TechnoRetro Dads

Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin team up for an adventure that makes as much sense as a Lewis Carroll poem in the 1977 film Jabberwocky.

JediShua and shazbazzar add another game to the TechnoRetro Arcade with GORF after watching the pythonesque (but it’s not Monty Python) humor of Jabberwocky, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Michael Palin and… Darth Vader?!


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Celebrate Jabba, Wookiees, and Jabberwocky

’Twas galaxy, far ‘way long ago,
Hid Gyo and Gyndine in the wabe:
On Mimban were the Aphor groves,
And the womp rats outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabba Wook, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the JarJar Binks, and shun
The frumious Bantha Snacks!”

He took his vornskr sword in hand:
Long time the Manakron foe he sought —
So rested he by the TaunTaun tree,
And froze awhile on Hoth.

And, though in Ugnaught height he wished,
The Jabba Wook, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling passed the Tulgah witch,
And rarlgurled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vornskr blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And, has thou slain the Jabba Wook?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

’Twas galaxy, far ‘way long ago,
Hid Gyo and Gyndine in the wabe:
On Mimban were the Aphor groves,
And the womp rats outgrabe.

Jabberwocky and Gore

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TechnoRetro Arcade

Midway’s GORF combines Space Invaders, Galaxian, Galaga, Asteroids, and more in this iconic alien-blasting shooter from 1981.  With synthesized vocoders and the ability to buy extra lives by shoving more quarters in the slot, a new age of video games was launched.

Aftershocks of 1977

Terry Gilliam unleashes his first feature-length independent film with Jabberwocky starring Michael Palin.  With Pythonesque humor and familiar faces in this British comedy, the film was marketed in the United States as Monty Python’s Jabberwocky, much to the chagrin of Gilliam.

History Lesson

The Titanic takes on passengers and millions of gallons of freezing water this week in 1912.  Tom Hanks turns a successful launch of Apollo 13 into a failed mission and happy landing after venting oxygen in 1970.  Today is Inception Day for LEON in Blade Runner.  Abraham Lincoln refuses immortality, the army of the Twelve Monkeys catches on, and (of course) Billy Madison continues making his way through school.

Get ready for Celebration with shazbazzar and JediShua for 77 minutes of reliving the things that made us who we are today — even those who were too young to remember those times.  Be sure to let us know what you’re thinking on social media, or give us your feedback by calling our voice mail line at (209) 878-7323 or sending us a message or mp3 via electronic-M to [email protected].  Don’t forget to rate and review TechnoRetro Dads on iTunes and Stitcher.

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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 WarsTRON, and Battlestar Galactica. TechnoRetro Dads is a blend of new stories as old legends are then 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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