TechnoRetro Dads: Jay’s Birthday Bash!

by TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: Jay’s Birthday Bash!

It’s a birthday extravaganza! We celebrate Jay’s special day by looking at some of his favorites like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Micronauts, and Peter Gabriel. It’s always fun to celebrate birthdays with your Earbuds, so grab a slice of cake and join The TechnoRetro Dads!

Let’s all don our pointy, cardboard hats with the snappy, elastic string as we celebrate Jay! Toys, movies, music, and more are the topics of fun discussions this week because we’ll use any excuse to party.

TechnoRetro News

  • The Indiana Jones Saga is coming to 4k

Indiana Jones 4k

  • Nicholas Meyer has pitched a Star Trek story idea to Paramount

Nicholas Meyer Star Trek

  • Kevin Bacon and Michael Gross are back in Tremors….kind of

Tremors commercial

  • Some classic Star Wars cartoons are coming to Disney+, including Genndy Tartakovsky and the Ewoks cartoon

Star Wars Clone Wars

Toys in the Attic

Before Star Wars figures came out, we had a different space action figure to play with. Micronauts! The original Mego toys, based on the Microman toy line from Mego were tons of fun, and eventually worked great with all the Star Wars toys that were to come after. We remember what we had.

Micronauts

Vinyl Scratchback

Jay shares a few of his favorite musicians growing up; Peter Gabriel and Yes. We look at some of their history and memorable hits that helped to shape him as he grew up. Sledgehammer, Shock the Monkey, In your Eyes were some of the great songs from Peter Gabriel that were gracing the airways in the 80’s. Yes has had a very long history dating back from the ‘60’s and released such memorable progressive rock hits like Owner of a Lonely Heart and Long Distance Runaround. Drop the needle on the record player as we spin some favorites on Vinyl Scratchback.

Yes Album Peter Gabriel

TechnoRetro Arcade

What was your first home arcade console? Jay had an Intellivision that made some great memories. He’s recently found a working console that he’s cleaned up and got working to revisit some of those good times. Come to the home console wing of the Arcade and grab your numbered controller to revisit the biggest competitor of Atari in the early 80’s.

Intellivision

Let’s All Go To The Movies

You probably have a list of movies that you love putting on for your birthday. Jay celebrates one that probably falls on a lot of lists; Raiders of the Lost Ark. We remember the first time seeing in, why we love it, how it affected us. We go back to the movie theater again to revisit the perfect movie!

Indiana Jones Role Playing Game

The Indiana Jones Role Playing Game

Raiders of the Lost Ark Poster Raiders of the Lost Ark Marvel Super Special

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Join Jovial Jay 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, especially Star Wars, Tron, and Back to the Future. The TechnoRetro Dads create 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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