TechnoRetro Dads: Too Cool For School?

by TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: Too Cool For School?

No matter what school looks like this year, we can always make memories that last a lifetime. The TechnoRetro Dads take a look back at their edu-macation and maybe give you a few ideas for using all the retro memories to help today’s kids. 

It’s time to head back to some form of learning! But let’s pause and take a look back at what it was like back in the day.

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Bill and Ted Face the Music

  • And Cobra Kai is making impressions with us

Cobra Kai

  • Jay is looking forward to a new Star Trek book

Star Trek The Motion Picture Inside the Art and Visual Effects

  • And there may be a possibility of a movie in your future…
Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater is featuring “Film on the Rocks” Drive In movies


TechnoRetro Cereal -News

A newly graduated student is using cereal to help with some unfortunate circumstances. And was the classic cereal mascot Quisp inspired by a comic book character. Plus, where can you find a bag of just Lucky Charms marshmallows?


TechnoRetro Arcade – The Tech of our Schools

When did you go to school? The 80’s? The 90’s? No matter what decade you found yourself learning the basics, it is always a big deal when your school gets some new technology. Even having that freshly mimeographed worksheet passed out to you was a sign of modern times. We take a look at some of our early tech exposure such as the Apple ][ computer, or the TRS-80. And who could forget those wonderful filmstrip projectors?

TRS-80 computer

TRS-80 computer

Apple ][ computer

Apple ][ computer

Magazine Rack – Starlog September 1980

This month’s Starlog had a cover story about a legendary, cinematic special edition. Nope. Even before Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind returned to theaters with never before scenes, but not digitally-added Jabba the Hutt. There were also some great features about Space 1999, Clash of the Titans, and Galaxina. Empire Strikes Back had been out for several months when this issue came out. What was the reaction after it had successfully woven it’s way into the new decade? It may not be what you think.

Starlog September 1980


TechnoRetro School Supplies

Do you remember getting the chance to go to the store and pick out your new supplies for the upcoming school year? Even today it’s a memorable experience, but we take a look back at some of the more iconic items such as cardboard pencil boxes, Pee Chees, and Trapper Keepers. And then we get ready for lunch by grabbing our legendary tin lunch boxes with a wide variety of pop culture characters. Can we help make this school year memorable in a positive way for today’s generation? Let’s hope so

Pee Chee Folder

What did you draw on your Pee Chee Folder?

Avengers Binder

Jay has a sweet Avengers binder!

Pac Man Lunch Box

What kind of lunch box did you have?




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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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