TechnoRetro Dads: How These Summer Movies Affected Us

by TechnoRetro Dads

From Kermit to Karate Kid and from a cow costume to the Caped Crusader, four summer movies from 30, 35, and 40 years ago hit the theater of memories on TechnoRetro Dads. 

JediShua and shazbazzar remember The Muppet Movie (1979), Top Secret! (1984), The Karate Kid (1984), and Batman (1989) in the theater of their minds and realize their impact on their youth and beyond.

As the summer solstice approaches in the northern hemisphere with the longest daylight hours reaching their zenith, shazbazzar and JediShua remember some summer movies of ’79, ’84, and ’89 that impacted them in their youth and beyond.  Tune in for 77 minutes of retro joy and techno hope with your EarBuds this Monday morning and get your week off (and summer) off to a great start!

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  • Get caffeinated drinking “Coke with Coffee”.
  • Play in the Upside Down with Stranger Things games.
  • Experience the return of great LucasArts games.
  • Dare to strategize in the new Nintendo Switch adaptation of The Dark Crystal Resistance.

We Love Our Cereal…

…but the Roving Spoonster (Shane in GR) may well have surpassed us this week as he chronicles his experience at the Battle Creek, Michigan Cereal Fest.  PLUS: John Schepler gives us a sneak peek at some new cereals in supermarket aisles and the ‘Dads give their takes on cereals they’ve tasted so far this summer (Fillows, Drumsticks, and Sour Patch Kids).

Let’s All Go to the Movies: Summer Movie Extravaganza

Anniversaries abound this week with four summer movies from our youth that turn 30, 35, and 40 years old this week!  JediShua and shazbazzar remember The Muppet Movie (1979), The Karate Kid (1984), Top Secret! (1984), and Batman (1989) with memories and interesting connections from actors and EarBuds in this banner week for fun summer movies.

TechnoRetro Dads Summer Movies on RetroZap

Thanks for tuning in to TechnoRetro Dads, EarBuds!  Go online for more TechnoRetro Dads on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, RetroZap.com, or TechnoRetroDads.libsyn.com.  Pick up your TechnoRetro Dads merchandise at TeePublic.  Don’t forget to rate and review TechnoRetro Dads on iTunes, share us and with us on social media, get TechnoRetro merchandise at TeePublic, and join discussions on Discord about toys, cereal, games, movies and/or shows from the ‘70s and ‘80s by giving the ‘Dads your feedback via voice mail at (209) 878-7323 or sending us your mp3dback via electronic-M to [email protected].

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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 like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and arcade games as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Muppets, Battlestar GalacticaDungeons & Dragons, and more. 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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