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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.Read more »
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Atari’s Missile Command can’t keep Spacehunter out of the Forbidden Zone
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Remember a time when arcade games could capture your imagination so effectively that read-along books with cassette tapes and even “radio drama” styled records would draw dollars out of you faster than you could put a quarter in the slot? This week is just like that. As the Zardonians prepare for the Krytolian attack, shazbazzar and JediShua train cadets for Missile Command. We Love Our Cereal… …and JediShua got some cool swag at Cereal Box, inc for his birthday (and for our EarBuds), so stay tuned for more on that… In the meantime, shazbazzar talks about his experience with Post Nilla Wafers Banana Pudding cereal and JediShua enjoys a bowl of Lion Cereal with a Cap’n Crunch Slurpee to wash it down. PLUS: loads of information from our Roving Spoonster Shane in GR and other cereal correspondents Jeffrey Fischbach and Jonathan Bell. Saturday Mornings The Herculoids have always been a favorite of shazbazzar and JediShua, and with their amalgamation of style (prehistory fused with the future), the cartoon looks a bit dystopia. The eight-member team is heavily weighted against the humans on this super team of good guys. History Lesson In May 2013, shazbazzar mentioned a movie’s release on May 20, 1983. That movie was Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. Guess what? We watch it again. The Future’s Not So Bright (Dystopian Summer) If Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone even remotely resembles the future, we’re all going to be disappointed. That’s nothing against the 1983 film’s effects, props, story, or acting chops and everything with all the bad things that happen to Wolff and Niki during their 3-D adventures in the Forbidden Zone. Even if you’ve never seen this movie, you should check out the discussion. It’s a good movie! TechnoRetro Arcade Atari’s Missile Command put the power in your hands with a roller ball, three buttons, three bases, and six cities to protect. The game has always been popular at arcades, and it even ported to home consoles really well. Grab a few quarters and join us at the arcade. Thanks for tuning in to TechnoRetro Dads, EarBuds! Don’t forget to rate and review TechnoRetro Dads on iTunes. Then share us and with us on social media, and join us on Discord for discussions about toys, cereal, games, movies and/or shows from the ‘70s and ‘80s. While you’re at it, give the ‘Dads your feedback via voice mail at (209) 878-7323 or sending us a message or mp3 via electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com. Share and enjoy!Read more »
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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