JediShua is introduced to a remake of a Rankin/Bass special he first introduced to shazbazzar in The Year without a Santa Claus.
TechnoRetro Dads take on miserly attitudes with memories of Christmases past and hopes for the weeks to come as they make Elf Food from cereal, look through the eyes of a ViewMaster, watch The Year without a Santa Claus, and speculate.
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Two Misers, Rogue One, and The Year without a Santa Claus
The Miser Brothers unite to proclaim that this definitely isn’t The Year without a Santa Claus, because Christmas is coming early with Rogue One at theaters everywhere this week, so shazbazzar and JediShua get into the groove with a few (more or less) Star Wars references. So whether you think the newest addition to that galaxy far, far away is cool or HOT, TechnoRetro Dads have something refreshing for all EarBuds on this mid-December Monday morning!
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We Love Our Cereal!
Cheerios. Chex. Chips. Elf food is fun for the little people in your house (and the big ones, too)! We want to hear your Christmas cereal snacks
The Year without a Santa Claus
A few years ago, JediShua introduced shazbazzar to a Rankin/Bass classic, The Year without a Santa Claus. And, since every good deed deserves a return (or is that “no good deed goes unpunished”?), shazbazzar introduces JediShua to a 2006 live action television special remake of The Year without a Santa Claus with John Goodman, Michael McKean, and Jack’s son from LOST. It’s worth a watch, if for nothing more than to see just how strange a remake can be.
Toys in the Attic
Visual entertainment in 3-D has been around for ages. One classic toy that still has a place in every toy box or shelf is the ViewMaster. With a collection of picture discs and a viewer, young and old eyes can disappear into imagination for several minutes or even hours.
Star Wars Scrapbook and Speculation
With the red carpet premiere of Rogue One behind us and expectations of what we will all see later this week. The ‘Dads remember some of the “sneak peek” figures from other movies, from The Empire Strikes Back to Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens, and Rogue One. We talk about things we would like to see on the big screen on December 16th as well as speculate about possible surprises — including rumors about a CGI character from Star Wars: A New Hope (with a special surprise from a certain red carpet VIP from an older episode of TechnoRetro Dads).
We choose two reviews from iTunes as winners of two free copies of Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons from author Michael Witwer. Let us know about your memories of The Year without a Santa Claus, other Christmas specials, and especially Rogue One via voicemail at (209) 878-7323 or electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com.
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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, Lord of the Rings, and Christmas TV specials. 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 want to relive the joy of the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is for you!