TechnoRetro Dads: Dragonslayer, Draggin’ Milk, and Apple Jacks

by TechnoRetro Dads

Dragonslayer was a technical breakthrough and a storytelling masterpiece thirty-five years ago.  JediShua and shazbazzar see how it holds up today.

Blending Arthurian legends with the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Disney and Paramount teamed up to produce Dragonslayer.

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They’re big, scaly, and breathe fire.  They growl, slumber, and lumber about on the ground.  Some can fly.  Some can talk.  They hoard treasure.  They live in caves, caverns, and dungeons.  They’re multicolored ducks on your Atari.  You guessed it.  They’re dragons!  And if they live in your neighborhood, you probably want a Dragonslayer. Thirty-five years ago, Disney and Paramount teamed-up to create an imaginative tale of swords and sorcery with damsels in distress in a muddy medieval realm with the most impressive dragon ever seen on screen.  Dragonslayer introduced new faces to the screen and included some of our favorites. The film featured Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clark, Ralph Richardson, and Ian McDiarmid. JediShua and shazbazzar invite their families to watch this nearly-forgotten classic. And, they remember their introduction to Dragonslayer in the FAMILY CIRCLE.

Cereal Challenge: Apple Jacks

After two long months, the ‘Dads finally mix their “Draggin’ Milk” with Kellogg’s Apple Jacks and review the EarBuds’ responses to the latest CEREAL CHALLENGE.  Discover the origins of the name change from “Apple-Os” to “Apple Jacks.” And, the story behind the two kids which graced the front of the cereal box for decades.

In the News

George Lucas is named Executive Producer of another Indy movie. No, not an independent film — Indiana JonesBuck Rogers gets the Blu-Ray treatment. Finally, The Dark Crystal action figures get produced–over thirty years after the movie’s release.


JediShua and shazbazzar listen to your FEEDBACK about magicians, comic conventions, TRON, and Raiders of the Lost Ark toys.

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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 and friends. Topics include TV, film, music, and games of the ’70s and ’80s as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star WarsTRON, The Dark Crystal, and The Last Starfighter. TechnoRetro Dads are a blend of new and old as stories are passed down from one generation to the next.

If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is for you!

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