TechnoRetro Dads: The Ultimate Arcade!

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TechnoRetro Dads: The Ultimate Arcade!

What would you include in your Ultimate Arcade? Jay and Shua decide what the best video games, food, music, and more would be the best to include in the TechnoRetro Arcade. Plus, the March 1981 issue of Starlog on Magazine Rack.

If you could build your very own TechnoRetro Arcade, what would you make it look like? Would you just recreate your childhood refuge or would you deck it out with everything you ever wanted? We give our suggestions and the suggestions of our amazing Earbuds. And will Altered States be a good movie? The March 1981 Starlog should tell us. Or does it?

TechnoRetro News

  • Disney+ has released some very cool Muppet Show parody promo posters.

Muppet Show Parody Poster

  • Daft Punk calls it quits. We think we know why.

Daft Punk

  • Scooby Doo-The Sword and the Scoob premieres. Is it destined to be a classic?

Scooby Doo Sword and the Scoob

  • The Knight Rider semi has been found by the Knight Rider Historians…wait…Knight Rider Historians?

Knight Rider Semi

I Love My Cereal

Lucky Charms is going all out for St Patrick’s Day! From green milk to Candy Land, check out Shane, the Roving Spoonster’s report of what you can expect. Plus, Carnation Breakfast Drink is getting the cereal flavor treatment. Plus, what does more than 600 dominoes falling over in a school look like? They look like cereal boxes for the local food bank, and lots of good potential lessons for the students. And some drug runners got a lesson of their own when federal agents seized the cocaine they were smuggling in boxes of Corn Flakes. What a horrible way to waste cereal!

Lucky Charms Candy Land Watervliet Cereal Donations

Magazine Rack

The March 1981 issue brings us a variety of stories beginning with a not so thorough article about the upcoming horror movie Altered States. Then it takes a look at how The Incredible Shrinking Woman managed to get made because of the legendary Verna Fields. And how does the 1980 actor’s strike affect the movies that came later and does it reflect what we may see in movie releases in the coming year?

Starlog March 1981

TechnoRetro Arcade

If we’re gonna open an arcade, then we want to do it right! Sure it’s going to include tons of legendary video games, but what else does it need? How big will it be? What will the decor look like? What kind of food should we serve? We lay it out in our brains and incorporate some great ideas from our Earbuds as well. Join us in our Ultimate Arcade!\

A Techno Arcade

What would your arcade look like?

TRON Neon

Gotta have the neon!

Pizza Neon Sign

Which way to that delicious pizza?

Pizza

Aaahhhh! Now I’m energized to get the high score back on Dig Dug

Buffalo Wings

Hot wings are a must!

Arcade Carpet

That’s just the carpet we need!

Skeeball

How about a little skeeball?

Air Hockey

Jay thinks he can beat Shua at air hockey. (He’s right)

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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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