TechnoRetro Dads: Space Camp with JediShua and Scary Robots

by TechnoRetro Dads

More spooky than ghosts, more frightening than goblins,
more terrifying than monsters — scary robots can make you scream!

JediShua reveals the behind-the-scenes truths of Space Camp after his recent experience in Huntsville while shazbazzar is rockin’ with Cheap Trick in Montgomery.  It’s all Alabama this week!

Halloween is coming soon and robots on screen can be the most terrifying creatures ever invented.  The sights and sounds of robots in movies, TV shows, and video games can get your heart beating faster while sitting absolutely still (which you want to do if they haven’t seen you, yet).

We Love Our Cereal…

…and so do Michael Nipp, Ron Lafontaine, and the Roving Spoonster.

  • Froot Loops Pop Tarts
  • Saturday Morning Cartoon Cavalcade and Cereal Extravaganza
  • Funko Pops cereals
  • Star Wars cereal returns

Space Camp

JediShua enjoyed his journey to Mars after a day’s training to be an astronaut in Huntsville, Alabama.  From learning more about the history of the space program and NASA to hands-on experience, Space Camp was well worth the money spent on this thoughtful gift.

But Space Camp isn’t just a weekend adventure; it’s a campy movie from 1986!  The ‘Dads talk about the movie that likely suffered from the Challenger tragedy that struck just a few months before its release — it’s plot, odd geography, and big name actors in this oft-forgotten flick.

Scary Robots

From theaters to living rooms to arcades, robots can be scary.  Remember these films, shows, and games? 

  • Terminator
  • Lost in Space
  • Alien
  • Blade Runner
  • Logan’s Run
  • The Black Hole
  • Westworld
  • Superman 3
  • Ex Machina
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Small Wonder
  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Robotron 2084
  • Berzerk
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Scary Robots and Space Camp TechnoRetro Dads

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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, Back to the Future, Battlestar Galactica, The Dark Crystal 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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