About This Show
Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week as they share the fun and fandom of their youth with their families. Topics range from the 70s and 80s to today's pop culture. From science fiction and fantasy films to TV & games, Shua and shaz reminisce, relive, revisit, and review their favorites at the beginning of each week.
Most Recent Episode
Zaxxon, Rain, and The Rescuers’ Reign
2 days ago
Sitting in our favorite position, doing nothing, is what we really do best. Other people concentrate a lot on doing something, we just concentrate on our rest. We’re happy with an old guitar in the shade of VW bus. We don’t bother worries and they don’t bother us. We’re just sitting in our favorite position — doing nothing — and that’s doing what we really do best! Perhaps we’re lazy. Maybe we’ve got “Peoplitis”. But we’re surely having fun — even in the rain. So if your day is gray or you’re feeling kind of blue, tune in to 77 minutes of TechnoRetro Dads and at least a part of your day will be brighter. In the NEWS… Production on Ready Player One is well underway and Sorrento may not be exactly like readers imagined him, according to Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One). Mendelsohn caused some stirrings online when he said that his approach to the character is vastly different from the character’s portrayal in Ernest Cline’s novel. T.J. Miller calls i-R0k a comedic Boba Fett. If that’s the case, does that mean that Sorrento is Darth Vader (or would that make Krennic choke on his aspirations)? Star Trek Discovery will premiere on CBS 24 September online as well as on “old-fashioned TV”. TechnoRetro Arcade JediShua and shazbazzar played Zaxxon at Flashback Games Retro Arcade in Loganville, Georgia about a year ago. This week we remember playing it then as well as in their youth (while shaz gets distracted with TRON right beside the Zaxxon cabinet). Zaxxon was the first axonometric arcade game and was ported to home consoles relatively quickly for games in those days. Giving players a third-person view from a diagonal point-of-view, the axonometric design provided a basic 3D perspective for gamers. Controlling a ship on the X, Y, and Z axes was a novelty in 1982 and continues to be an iconic game among video game aficionados. The Rescuers Who can forget Bernard, Bianca, and Evinrude? Evidently, shazbazzar can. At least he had forgotten that The Rescuers was the first movie he saw on the big screen. Before seeing Pete’s Dragon in the theater, before seeing Star Wars at the drive-in, shazbazzar and his family went to see The Rescuers in the summer of 1977.
Rated 5 out of
From the '70s and '80s to Today!
The TechnoRetro Dads are Gen Xers who continue to relish the fun times of days long gone while living in present-day geekdom.
Date published: 2016-02-02