TechnoRetro Dads: Dystopian Arcades and Movie Mashups (with Technical Difficulties)

by TechnoRetro Dads

JediShua is camping, shazbazzar is at the beach, and the internet is a bit wonky, but it’s not the end of the world!

JediShua and shazbazzar continue a summer dystopia with weird aquatic animals and a buffalo…or is it a mouse?  Who knows?

Dystopia Arrives at the Arcade and Marvel Movies


Summertime is a funner time with your EarBuds, as long as the internet is being friendly.  Take a 77 minute trip with TechnoRetro Dads along for the ride on your family vacation for a dystopic change of pace this Monday morning afternoon.  Evidently, the TechnoRetro Dystopia has arrived.

In the NEWS

Ready Player One arrives in stores tomorrow.  Robocop returns in the future.

We Love Our Cereal…

Do not eat those Honey Smacks!  No matter how much you “Dig ‘em.” 

Vinyl Scratchback

Distopian and Pre-Dystopian tunes are on the playlist this week with “Mr. Roboto” by Styx, Rush’s “2112”, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” by R.E.M., “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads, “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire or Joey Scarbury, and Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”.

Let’s Go to the Movies

JediShua and shazbazzar mix-and-mash yesterday’s dystopian characters with today’s heroic movies.  Where did they come up with that?

TechnoRetro Arcade

The Anato No Warehouse in Japan is a journey into a dystopian cityscape with arcade amusement games everyone can enjoy.  Dress appropriately.


Funko Pops cereal, Mego toys, and Fraggle Rock.

Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy Dystopian Mashups


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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, TRON, and Battlestar Galactica. TechnoRetro Dads creates 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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