TechnoRetro Dads: Swingsets, Star Wars, and SuperFriend Cris Macht

by TechnoRetro Dads

Summer is in swing — full swing — as shazbazzar and JediShua recall fun in the sun in the backyard swingsets of their youth.

 Splintery swingsets, sharp-edged slides, and trapeze bars are a testament to the toughness of the last “rough and tumble” generation–the Xers! PLUS: Director/Producer Cris Macht talks about a new Star Wars reality show, The Real Fans of the Saga.

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Rusty, dusty, dirty and fun-in-the-sun, the swingsets of our childhood backyards were the great play places of youth.  Swings made of wood, plastic, and rubber could make us queazy or launch us into the sky.  Slides were for running up or sliding down trucks and X-Wings.  Teeter-totters and glide swings filled the the gap.  But eventually, every swingset became an object to be climbed.  We all have our memories of summers gone by, and for many of us, those summers included the backyard swingset.

Inside our houses, we were setting up our Star Wars toys for display on bookshelves, serving trays, dressers, and closets.  While Boba Fett was loading Captain Solo in the cargo hold at shazbazzar’s house, TIE Fighters and X-Wings battled above JediShua’s bed with colored yarn.  And Cris Macht beats it all with several curio cabinets in the loft and the basement.Speaking of Cris Macht, his newest project is currently on Kickstarter.  The Real Fans of the Saga is a serial style reality show about four Star Wars fans and their families.  There’s two days to help fund this series following Alphie, Beau, Cris, and Sean from Celebration to The Force Awakens.  PLUS: All of Cris Macht’s documentaries will soon be available to stream through Amazon.com.

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Swingsets, Star Wars, and SuperFriend Cris Macht

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 Wars and TRON. 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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