We’ve traveled through time as October changed to November, Daylight Saving Time ended, and Artoo-Detoo is involved in a Time Bandits heist!
Steve Glosson plays “need ’em got ’em” with shazbazzar with Rogue One Mission Briefing trading cards as JediShua is left home counting Star Wars costumes at his school and among neighborhood Trick-or-Treaters! Plus. Time Bandits!
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Travel through time with shazbazzar and JediShua as they celebrate thirty-five years of Time Bandits with Fidgit, Randall, Strutter, Wally, Og, and Vermin. Star Wars costumes were back in full force last week, with a healthy percentage of Trick-or-Treaters showing their love for that galaxy far, far away on one of the most fabulous holidays of the year. With the National Peanut Festival starting in Dothan, Alabama, shazbazzar sequesters himself to the kitchen of the Northview High School Band Boosters and invents Pumpkin Spice Funnel Fries. Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm!
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Sequels and reboots take center stage this week on TV and at the movies as rumors persist about Sky High, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Willow, The Incredibles, Muppet Babies, Wayne’s World, Paddington, and Captain Planet. Although sequels and reboots are nothing new in any sense of the word, some of these #TechnoRetro classics are sure to tickle the fancies of many EarBuds!
Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin teamed up to make a “kids’” movie from a smallish perspective in 1981’s Time Bandits. Led by Randall (David Rappaport), rogue employees of The Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson from Dragonslayer ) use a stolen map to travel through time in pursuit of wealth and the most fabulous thing in the world.
With Fidgit (Kenny Baker), Wally (Jack Purvis), Og (Mike Edmonds), Strutter (Malcolm Dixon, and Vermin (Tiny Ross), this little gang of time-traveling bandits encounter young Kevin (Craig Warnock) in an orchestrated effort to conquer Evil (David Warner from TRON ).
With cameos by John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, and Katherine Helmond, and Jim Broadbent, this satiric comedy is unsurprisingly like many Monty Python offerings. JediShua and shazbazzar have long been fans of this movie and continue to sing the praises of Time Bandits, regardless of its potential to “freak out” young viewers in the early ‘80s.
Star Wars Scrapbook
Trading cards have been staples of TV and movie franchises for decades. Join Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud, Big Honkin’ Show) and shazbazzar on the streets of Rome, Georgia for the second part of their recent trading card discussion as they play “need ‘em got ‘em” with the Star Wars: Rogue One Mission Briefing trading cards. Where else can you find two grown men getting giddy over pieces of cardboard in public? Nevermind — that’s not unlike many other episodes of TechnoRetro Dads. The discussion goes well beyond simply talking about the cards, though; shazbazzar and Big Honkin’ Steve talk about the saga itself and some of the scenes depicted in these cards. For more of this discussion with Steve and shaz opening a box of TRON cards from 1982, check out episode 197 of Geek Out Loud also this week.
Pull out your trading cards before the Time Bandits make off with your collection before you can say, “SARK really is Evil!” And be sure to send us your feedback too on Facebook, Twitter, electronic-M (podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com), or voicemail at (209) 878-7323. We want to hear from you!
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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 also their friends. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars, TRON, Time Bandits, and Star Trek. TechnoRetro Dads is a blend of new stories and also old legends 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!