Author: Ernie Garcia

The Retro Convo, Farewell and Thank you!

A quick announcement to the RandomChatter community: we have decided to leave the network and take the show in a different direction. This was a very hard decision for us to make and we are leaving on good terms. We appreciate everyone at RandomChatter from the Staff to the listeners out there. We hope you will continue to support us by subscribing to our feed on any podcast app @TheRetroConvo or find our website TheRetroConvo.com. Farewell RandomChatter and we’ll catch you later!

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The Retro Convo, Episode 65 The Land Before Time

Continuing with our 3rd Don Bluth film for the month of May, we cover “The Land Before Time.” One of the bigger movies for anyone growing up in the late 80’s early 90’s. The Land Before Time tells a tale of Dinosaurs migrating to a Valley to survive. An Earth Shake Separates Little Foot from his Mom and Grandparents in a tragic scene. Little Foot must find the strength and courage to go on to the Great Valley, but when he meets an unlikely group of friends, there is nothing that can stop them. Enjoy the episode!    ...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 64 An American Tail

2nd Don Bluth film for the month of May is the movie that really put Bluth on the map…An American Tail. Now this film made an impact and really gave Disney a run for their money. Based on Russian immigrants, a family of mice set sail for America with dreams of seeing no cats! An adventure ensues when Fievel gets separated from his family. Enjoy our 2nd episode on the discussion of Don Bluth animated movies!     Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo Email us your stories: info@theretroconvo.com Subscribe...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 63 The Secret of NIMH

For the month of may we had the fans vote, that’s right you voted to see what subject we would be covering for the month of May. It was between Jim Carrey month or Don Bluth month and we have a winner! Don Bluth with the win! We start off with Don Bluth’s first studio release since leaving The Disney animation Studios. The Secret of NIMH. Enjoy the month of May!     Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo Email us your stories: info@theretroconvo.com Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes,...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 62 Robin Hood Men in Tights

Completing our 2 parter we finish up with Robin Hood Men in Tights! Manly men who roam around the forest looking for fights! This version of Robin Hood, directed by Mel Brooks takes some parts from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Erol Flynn’s Robin Hood and makes a grand spectacle out of it. Enjoy the episode!     Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo Email us your stories: info@theretroconvo.com Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and now GooglePlay For more great shows check out RandomChatter.com DOWNLOAD Episode 62,...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 61 Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

This week we decided to visit a top grossing film that came out in 1991, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves staring Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, and the late Alan Rickman. With a new twist for it’s time on the old stories of Robin Hood we find a stylistic film. Robin of Loxley returns home after escaping a prison during war to find his home has been turned upside down. Along with Azeem they fight to free their land against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Enjoy this 2 parter episode on Robin hood, with next week’s episode being Robin Hood...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 60 The Jerk

“Huh? You want to hear our story? We were born a poor podcast…” This week the guys tell the tale of Navin R Johnson, a Jerk. This rags-to-riches-to rags story is one of Steve Martin’s finest works and has been voted as one of the funniest films of all time by the American Film Institute.     Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo Email us your stories: info@theretroconvo.com Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and now GooglePlay For more great shows check out RandomChatter.com DOWNLOAD Episode 60, The...

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The Retro Convo Vlog @ Frank & Son Collectible Show

Ernie and Mike from The Retro Convo head down to Frank & Son Collectibles to do some nostalgic shopping. Subscribe and Like our videos!   Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo Email us your stories: info@theretroconvo.com Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and now GooglePlay For more great shows check out...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 59 Titanic (1997)

We are back with a new episode but confession, we ended up not talking a lot about the movie. More like Mike and Ernie actually talking about the ship. But James Cameron made a powerhouse of a movie that held a box office record for quite some time and now the movie is turning 20 years old as well as the ship’s tragedy hitting 105 years old since the sinking. Staring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, we are led through a love story during the tragedy of Titanic’s maiden voyage. Enjoy the episode! Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 58 Honey, I shrunk the kids!

On this episode Ernie, makes his return after a 2 week hiatus and unveils the new studio to the guys. Mike talks about the Power Rangers movie. Ernie and Randy discuss Marvel’s Iron Fist. Released in 1989 Honey, I shrunk the kids was such a fun movie and we would be crazy not to talk about it. Leading the way was Rick Moranis who builds a shrink ray gun that goes wrong and shrinks the kids. Small items now turned huge makes this adventure worth the conversation. Enjoy the episode!     Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow...

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Ghost Stories #19: Zero Hour

On this episode of Ghost Stories, we are joined by Megan and Saf from the Western Reaches podcast and discuss season 3 as it comes to it’s conclusion with a battle between the Rebels and Thrawn on the latest Star Wars Rebels, “Zero Hour.” Download or Subscribe! Download MP3 ♦ Subscribe via iTunes ♦ Subscribe via RSS ♦ Subscribe via Email Subscribe to the entire RandomChatter Network here: iTunes ♦ RSS ♦ Stitcher ♦ Email Contact Us! Email: GhostStoriesPodcast@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/randomchatternetwork Twitter: Ghost Stories: A Rebels Podcast ♦ RandomChatter ♦ Mike Templeton ♦ Ernie Garcia ♦ Lindsey...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 57 Ghost in the Shell (1995)

It found a body…Now it needs a Podcast! Join Randy and Mike as they dive into the 1995 anime classic Ghost in the Shell, and it’s relevance as a gateway to the more mature side of Japanese animation, cyberpunk, and why it holds up more than 20 years later. Special guest: Steven Meissner of SoloRoboto Industries joins the convo this week having taught a course at Berkley using GITS as a teaching tool.     Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo Email us your stories: info@theretroconvo.com Subscribe to our podcast...

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Ghost Stories #18: Twin Suns

On this episode of Ghost Stories, the long awaited and final battle between Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi concludes in a lightsaber fight. Ezra believes that Obi-Wan is in trouble and decides to go help Master Kenobi and seek answers to destroying the Sith on the latest Star Wars Rebels, “Twin Suns.” Download or Subscribe! Download MP3 ♦ Subscribe via iTunes ♦ Subscribe via RSS ♦ Subscribe via Email Subscribe to the entire RandomChatter Network here: iTunes ♦ RSS ♦ Stitcher ♦ Email Contact Us! Email: GhostStoriesPodcast@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/randomchatternetwork Twitter: Ghost Stories: A Rebels Podcast ♦ RandomChatter ♦ Mike Templeton...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 56 Leprechaun

Having a St. Patty’s day hangover? Well we have the cure for you! We need our pot of gold and we are here to have a convo about the 1993 film Leprechaun. Staring Jennifer Aniston and Warwick Davis, this horror film turned something familiar into a scary thing. Listen as the short handed podcast takes you through the movie.     Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo Email us your stories: info@theretroconvo.com Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and now GooglePlay For more great shows check out RandomChatter.com DOWNLOAD...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 55 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

It’s Morphin time! This week’s episode focuses on teenagers with attitude battling the evil forces of Rita Rupulsa. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! You can almost hear it now, the theme song of course. This show aired in the 90’s right after school while much of the first season didn’t have much of a story, the showed did have an array of new monsters each week. When the Power Rangers were in deep trouble they would call on the power of the Dino-zords and form the Megazord! Enjoy the episode!     Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow...

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Ghost Stories #17: Double Agent Droid

On this episode of Ghost Stories, we see AP-5, Chopper an Wedge sent on a mission to retrieve access codes for Lothal. Thrawn, onto the Ghost crew’s tactics alerts a ship full of AJ-6 cyborgs which hacks into Chopper to infiltrate the Ghost ship logs to discover Phoenix Squadron’s secret base on the latest Star Wars Rebels, “Double Agent Droid.” Download or Subscribe! Download MP3 ♦ Subscribe via iTunes ♦ Subscribe via RSS ♦ Subscribe via Email Subscribe to the entire RandomChatter Network here: iTunes ♦ RSS ♦ Stitcher ♦ Email Contact Us! Email: GhostStoriesPodcast@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/randomchatternetwork Twitter: Ghost...

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Ghost Stories #16: Secret Cargo

On this episode of Ghost Stories, the Ghost crew must refuel a ship on a top secret mission but when an imperial probe droid discovers the location the secret cargo is revealed, it’s Mon Mothma. The Ghost crew must scramble and use usual tactics to escape The Empire on the latest Star Wars Rebels, “Secret Cargo.” Download or Subscribe! Download MP3 ♦ Subscribe via iTunes ♦ Subscribe via RSS ♦ Subscribe via Email Subscribe to the entire RandomChatter Network here: iTunes ♦ RSS ♦ Stitcher ♦ Email Contact Us! Email: GhostStoriesPodcast@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/randomchatternetwork Twitter: Ghost Stories: A Rebels Podcast...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 54 Welcome Back Homer

Guess who is back finally at our table again? RAUL joins us after being away for awhile and we welcome him back with his favorite subject, The Simpsons! But first a bit of news. A cartoon we are very familiar with is about to get rebooted and the trailer has finally dropped, a live reaction on this episode. Well we are doing our Part 2 of the The Simpsons and we have 5 new episodes to talk about. Enjoy the Show.       Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo...

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Ghost Stories #15:Through Imperial Eyes

On this episode of Ghost Stories, a plan has been set in motion to help Fulcrum escape. Thrawn calls on a familiar Clone Wars officer to assist and weed out the identity of Fulcrum on the latest Star Wars Rebels, “Through Imperial Eyes.” Download or Subscribe! Download MP3 ♦ Subscribe via iTunes ♦ Subscribe via RSS ♦ Subscribe via Email Subscribe to the entire RandomChatter Network here: iTunes ♦ RSS ♦ Stitcher ♦ Email Contact Us! Email: GhostStoriesPodcast@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/randomchatternetwork Twitter: Ghost Stories: A Rebels Podcast ♦ RandomChatter ♦ Mike Templeton ♦ Ernie Garcia ♦ Lindsey...

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The Retro Convo, Episode 53 Sixteen Candles

Closing out the month of love we decided to talk about an 80’s crush, Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles. But first, we decided to talk about the recent picture of the cast of the Han Solo movie as well as The Batman movie finally signs it’s director. In this conversation, we discuss the familiarity of John Hughes films and we they seem to be very homely. Characters, Story, and all around funny this movie has it all. Enjoy our latest Convo.       Hosts: Ernie, Randy, Raul, and Mike Follow The Retro Convo on Twitter and Instagram @TheRetroConvo...

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