In the debut episode of WIZARDS, Adam & Michael dig into the first issue of Wizard magazine from September 1991 to discuss James Cameron’s failed Spider-Man film, Marvel Universe trading cards, Detective Comics Annual #4, variant covers of Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man #1 and more. 

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TRN Podcast 027 - Best of 2019

December 31, 2019

The final TRN Podcast episode of 2019 reflects on the best things from the year! We begin with our Christmas experience from the previous week including some of the gifts we received. Then we discuss a few Recurrent Events headlines including:

  • Coca-Cola's new subscription service.
  • Arby's testing new brunch sandwiches.
  • Super 7's My Pet Monster Reaction figures.
  • Cartoon Network's Thundercats Road animated series is happening after all.

Our TRN Time Machine segment reflect on our personal favorites from 2019 including movies, TV shows, streaming channels, food, music, and comics. We also remember some nostalgia we experienced for the first time and also some mind jolts we weren't prepared for. Then we look back at the first year of TRN and some of our most popular articles and podcasts.

In between segments you'll hear some Bob Rivers Christmas parody songs including "Sled Zeppelin" and "I Am Santa Claus." Finally, we'll wrap everything up with new content coming to The Retro Network and your feedback!

Interact with us on social media by finding @TRNsocial on like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Connect with hosts Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) on Twitter. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Game Night, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app.

Support us on Patreon for free bonus content including our outtakes shows plus some behind the scenes content exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on SpotifyiTunes, iHeartRadioGoogle PlayTuneIn, Stitcher, and more!

SequelQuest Rewind | A Polar Express Sequel | Lost Christmas Episode

December 27, 2019
SequelQuest Rewind | A Polar Express Sequel | Lost Christmas Episode
 (From February 2016)

Hey, we found one more present under the tree! Yep, it's Christmas in February (2016) with this lost episode of SequelQuest. We felt you had waited long enough for this dash of holiday cheer, so we dusted off the snow and got it started.

Everybody knows the classic children's book, The Polar Express, but what about the 2004 motion capture film adaptation by Robert Zemeckis? If you like Tom Hanks playing multiple CGI characters, each creepier than the last or Aerosmith as Rock n' Roll Elves at The North Pole, then this was the movie for you.

So what could a sequel to The Polar Express be about? This episode really goes off the rails, so listen now!

 
 

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Stream our SequelQuest Back Catalogue from the links below or find the show on the NEW TRN Feed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean, SoundCloud and more.

SequelQuest Back Catalogue:
NEW! Now on Spotify as well! https://spoti.fi/2IrmZOF
iTunes http://apple.co/2qJQwux
GooglePodcasts http://bit.ly/2qwIkl7
Soundcloud http://bit.ly/2p28pIL
TuneIn http://bit.ly/2pKRWWf
Stitcher http://bit.ly/2BJaBGm
Podbean http://bit.ly/2nqSQHz

NEW TheRetroNetwork Feed:
TRN Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TRNpodFeed

 

Credits:
Intro Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Music: Bensound.com "Instinct"
Exit Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Technical Producer: Jeramy Hubbard
Social Media Producer: Adam Pope & Jeramy Hubbard
Website: http://theretronetwork.com
Website: http://sequelquestpod.com
Twitter: @SQPod
Twitter: @TRNsocial
Instagram: @ SequelQuest
Facebook: Sequelquest
All rights to the individual Intellectual Properties discussed on SequelQuest are under the ownership of their respective current owners, no copyright infringement is intended.

 

SequelQuest Rewind | A Star Wars Story Pitch-off | EP62

December 24, 2019
SequelQuest Rewind | A Star Wars Story Pitch-off | EP62
 (From December 2017)
Star Wars fans worldwide have been anticipating the return of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, with Mark Hamill returning to his iconic role. But there are endless stories to be told in a galaxy far, far away and that's where SequelQuest comes in.
 
With the Walt Disney Studios promising 1 new Star Wars film every year, they've begun giving individual characters their own films, so Jeff and Adam invited Star Wars superfan, Garen along to help pitch ideas for spin-off films that highlight characters who don't necessarily wield a lightsaber.
 
After reminiscing about their favorite Star Wars memories from movies, toys and even run-ins with members of the cast, our brave podcasters share new cinematic stories featuring your favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, Ewoks and even a background character who had become more popular than you can imagine.
 
So listen now to our Star Wars Spinoff Spectacular and take your step into a larger world with SequelQuest.
 
 

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Stream our SequelQuest Back Catalogue from the links below or find the show on the NEW TRN Feed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean, SoundCloud and more.

SequelQuest Back Catalogue:
NEW! Now on Spotify as well! https://spoti.fi/2IrmZOF
iTunes http://apple.co/2qJQwux
GooglePodcasts http://bit.ly/2qwIkl7
Soundcloud http://bit.ly/2p28pIL
TuneIn http://bit.ly/2pKRWWf
Stitcher http://bit.ly/2BJaBGm
Podbean http://bit.ly/2nqSQHz

NEW TheRetroNetwork Feed:
TRN Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TRNpodFeed

 

Credits:
Intro Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Music: Bensound.com "Instinct"
Music: Star Wars: Main Theme by John Williams (Buy it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/star-wars-main-title/62402185?i=62401977)
Exit Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Technical Producer: Jeramy Hubbard
Social Media Producer: Adam Pope & Jeramy Hubbard
Website: http://theretronetwork.com
Website: http://sequelquestpod.com
Twitter: @SQPod
Twitter: @TRNsocial
Instagram: @ SequelQuest
Facebook: Sequelquest
All rights to the individual Intellectual Properties discussed on SequelQuest are under the ownership of their respective current owners, no copyright infringement is intended.

 

TRN Podcast: Outtakes & Stories 002 + Christmas Message

December 24, 2019

It's Christmas Eve and we are gifting our second Outtakes and Stories episode that was previously exclusive to our Patreon page! Before we take you behind the scenes of TRN Podcast, we first have a special Christmas message to pass along to our listeners. We also discuss our plans for Christmas this year, a couple traditions around the holiday, and even a brief review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Then, you'll get to hear our outtakes, screw ups, and off-the-cuff stories that happen during our podcast recording sessions. We hope you'll enjoy! If you want more, we've released four behind-the-scenes episodes in all on Patreon so click over and support us at the $2 level to unlock our latest bonus content. You'll also get access to our Slack channel and also find more retro articles even beyond what is posted on The Retro Network website.

The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on SpotifyiTunes, iHeartRadioGoogle PlayTuneIn, Stitcher, and more!

SequelQuest | A Sequel to ELF | EP113

December 20, 2019

SequelQuest | A Sequel to ELF | EP113

Happy Holidays from SequelQuest! In this episode we fill your stocking with a trio of peppermint laced pitches for a sequel to the 2003 Jon Favreau Christmas comedy ELF starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. How will Buddy The Elf save Christmas this time?

What do a Turkey tyrant, evil mermaids and the Bermuda Triangle have to do with this yuletide adventure? Listen now and find out!

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Stream our SequelQuest Back Catalogue from the links below or find the show on the NEW TRN Feed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean, SoundCloud and more.

SequelQuest Back Catalogue:
NEW! Now on Spotify as well! https://spoti.fi/2IrmZOF
iTunes http://apple.co/2qJQwux
GooglePodcasts http://bit.ly/2qwIkl7
Soundcloud http://bit.ly/2p28pIL
TuneIn http://bit.ly/2pKRWWf
Stitcher http://bit.ly/2BJaBGm
Podbean http://bit.ly/2nqSQHz

NEW TheRetroNetwork Feed:
TRN Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TRNpodFeed

 

Credits:
Intro Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Music: Bensound.com "Instinct"
Exit Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Technical Producer: Jeramy Hubbard
Social Media Producer: Adam Pope & Jeramy Hubbard
Website: http://theretronetwork.com
Website: http://sequelquestpod.com
Twitter: @SQPod
Twitter: @TRNsocial
Instagram: @ SequelQuest
Facebook: Sequelquest
All rights to the individual Intellectual Properties discussed on SequelQuest are under the ownership of their respective current owners, no copyright infringement is intended.

TRN Podcast 026 - 1989 Sears Wishbook

December 17, 2019

Christmas is approaching and this week's TRN Podcast is a deep dive into the holiday season from 30 years ago! We forego our usual Recurrent Events segment to give you an episode-long trip back to 1989 in the TRN Time Machine. Along with special guest Chad E. Young of HorrorMovieBBQ.com, we will be taking a virtual shopping spree through the 1989 Sears Wishbook!

We invite you to play along by visiting WishBookWeb.com (where we found scans of the catalog) and let us know who compiled the best list for Santa! We'll be choosing from several different categories including toys, clothing, jewelry, bedroom, recreation, Christmas, VHS tapes, and two random items over the entire book. After we review our lists, we'll dive back into the book for some more random fun items and oddities. Finally, we'll wrap things up with what you can find on The Retro Network website this Christmas season.

Leave us your feedback by finding us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect directly with hosts Jason (@RD80s), Mickey (@yesterdayville), and guest Chad (@horrormoviebbq) on Twitter.

If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Game Night, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for free bonus content including our outtakes shows exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on SpotifyiTunes, iHeartRadioGoogle PlayTuneIn, Stitcher, and more!

*Warning: Our excitement led to a few expletives in this episode so it is marked explicit. 

SequelQuest Rewind | A Home Alone Franchise Sequel | EP31

December 13, 2019
SequelQuest Rewind | A Home Alone Franchise Sequel | EP31
 

Happy Holidays from SequelQuest!

It's been over 25 years since Macaulay Culkin won our affection by defeating the goofy duo of Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as the Wet Bandits in the classic Christmas comedy Home Alone.

Did you know that there have been 4 sequels to the original film by Chris Columbus? If not, we don't blame you.

Jeff, Jeramy and Adam discarded all but Home Alone 2: Lost In New York when imagining the continuing holiday misadventures of the McAllister family.

So how does a Home Alone sequel play out in a world of cell phones and social media? Listen now and discover the fun of our SequelQuest Holiday Special!

 
 

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Stream our SequelQuest Back Catalogue from the links below or find the show on the NEW TRN Feed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean, SoundCloud and more.

SequelQuest Back Catalogue:
NEW! Now on Spotify as well! https://spoti.fi/2IrmZOF
iTunes http://apple.co/2qJQwux
GooglePodcasts http://bit.ly/2qwIkl7
Soundcloud http://bit.ly/2p28pIL
TuneIn http://bit.ly/2pKRWWf
Stitcher http://bit.ly/2BJaBGm
Podbean http://bit.ly/2nqSQHz

NEW TheRetroNetwork Feed:
TRN Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TRNpodFeed

 

Credits:
Intro Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Music: Bensound.com "Instinct"
Exit Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Technical Producer: Jeramy Hubbard
Social Media Producer: Adam Pope & Jeramy Hubbard
Website: http://theretronetwork.com
Website: http://sequelquestpod.com
Twitter: @SQPod
Twitter: @TRNsocial
Instagram: @ SequelQuest
Facebook: Sequelquest
All rights to the individual Intellectual Properties discussed on SequelQuest are under the ownership of their respective current owners, no copyright infringement is intended.

 

WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 0 Preview

December 11, 2019

In this preview episode of WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics, you'll hear the origin story of how your nerdy hosts, Adam and Michael, discovered the joys of superheroes, comic books, & Wizard magazine in the 1990's! The show launches January 2020, so subscribe to The Retro Network podcast feed now.

TRN Podcast 025 - Christmas Vacation at TRN Drive-In

December 10, 2019

This week's TRN Podcast is another break from the normal format in order to bring you two special segments. First, enjoy the RetroStreaming Guide for December 2019 sponsored by our friends at the Broadbandsearch.Net website. Our guide features the latest retro content found on both premium and free streaming services. 

Then, the TRN Drive-In returns screening National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! Jason takes the wheel providing what could be the most comprehensive review of the classic 1989 movie starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Randy Quaid. You'll hear facts and box office stats, what-ifs, some unique award nominations, and a Did You Know segment that pretty much guarantees you'll learn something new about the movie, cast, or crew.

We asked our listeners to provide feedback on the movie and we'll be reading back your favorite lines and comments as we end the podcast. We'll also reveal our plans to make the TRN Drive-In a monthly feature. Leave us your feedback about the podcast in particular or the movie by finding us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect directly with hosts Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) on Twitter.

If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Game Night, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for free bonus content including our outtakes shows exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on SpotifyiTunes, iHeartRadioGoogle PlayTuneIn, Stitcher, and more!

*Warning: While we strive to keep our podcast channel marked as clean for our listeners, this episode is explicit due to language involved with spouting lines from Christmas Vacation.

SequelQuest Rewind | A Die Hard Franchise Sequel | EP55

December 6, 2019
SequelQuest Rewind | A Die Hard Franchise Sequel | EP55
 

John McClane is back in saddle again on the latest episode of the SequelQuest podcast. The Die Hard movie franchise is one of the most iconic 80's action film franchises with 5 cinematic adventures that have spanned nearly 30 years. Saving hostages in a Los Angeles high rise from a gang of international thieves led by Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber is what made Bruce Willis a superstar, entertaining millions worldwide.

Since then we've seen McClane Die Harder in an airport, Die Hard With A Vengeance on the streets of NYC, Live Free or Die Hard against cyber terrorists and even decide it was A Good Day To Die Hard on the post Soviet Union streets of Russia. So what's next for John McClane? That's what Adam, Jeff and Jeramy we're challenged to do by our special guest Michael Cannetti as we pitched a 6th installment in the Die Hard Series.

Is it time for John McClane to pass his talent for being the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time to the next generation? Letting Mary Elizabeth Winstead or Jai Courtney take on the bad guys? Or does Bruce Willis have one more adventure in him before he rides off into the sunset? The ideas are explosive and you'll never see what's coming next!

Discover the personal connection that 2 of our hosts have to the Die Hard films as we discuss filming locations, memorabilia and even find out who was roommates with Argyle the Limo Driver. It's all here in this action packed episode of SequelQuest. Yippee-Ki-Yay, podcast listener!

 
 

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Stream our SequelQuest Back Catalogue from the links below or find the show on the NEW TRN Feed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean, SoundCloud and more.

SequelQuest Back Catalogue:
NEW! Now on Spotify as well! https://spoti.fi/2IrmZOF
iTunes http://apple.co/2qJQwux
GooglePodcasts http://bit.ly/2qwIkl7
Soundcloud http://bit.ly/2p28pIL
TuneIn http://bit.ly/2pKRWWf
Stitcher http://bit.ly/2BJaBGm
Podbean http://bit.ly/2nqSQHz

NEW TheRetroNetwork Feed:
TRN Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TRNpodFeed

 

Credits:
Intro Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Music: Bensound.com "Instinct"
Exit Music
Music: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan Raitt
Technical Producer: Jeramy Hubbard
Social Media Producer: Adam Pope & Jeramy Hubbard
Website: http://theretronetwork.com
Website: http://sequelquestpod.com
Twitter: @SQPod
Twitter: @TRNsocial
Instagram: @ SequelQuest
Facebook: Sequelquest
All rights to the individual Intellectual Properties discussed on SequelQuest are under the ownership of their respective current owners, no copyright infringement is intended.