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This is a podcast wherein we have a ZEST for all things RETRO! Join your host Curtis Lanclos as he picks a subject about anything RETRO-related (Music, Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, Toys, Pop Culture, etc.) and provides commentary which is interesting and entertaining. Enjoy the nostalgia!

This is a podcast wherein we have a ZEST for all things RETRO! Join your host Curtis Lanclos as he picks a subject about anything RETRO-related (Music, Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, Toys, Pop Culture, etc.) and provides commentary which is interesting and entertaining. Enjoy the nostalgia!

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This is a podcast wherein we have a ZEST for all things RETRO! Join your host Curtis Lanclos as he picks a subject about anything RETRO-related (Music, Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, Toys, Pop Culture, etc.) and provides commentary which is interesting and entertaining. Enjoy the nostalgia!

Language:

English


Episodes

123: LARRY HANKIN Interview - PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES - 35th Anniversary Part 1

11/24/2022
On Episode 123 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis kicks off the Thanksgiving 2022 season with the first of two episodes celebrating the 35th Anniversary of John Hughes' PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES. This 1987 film features Steve Martin as the tense marketing exec Neal Page and John Candy as the kind-hearted but bothersome shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith. Despite their disagreements, they travel together on a three-day journey of mishaps in an effort to return Neal to Chicago from...

Duration:01:48:31

122: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - 45th Anniversary Part 2 - With Special Guests DANYI DEATS & DENNIS TROMBLY

11/18/2022
On Episode 122 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis concludes the celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, in the second of two episodes. This 1977 film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with a UFO. CE3K became Columbia Pictures' most successful film at that...

Duration:02:09:00

121: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - 45th Anniversary Part 1 - With Special Guest JOE ALVES (Production Designer for JAWS & CE3K)

11/11/2022
On Episode 121 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis kicks off the first of two episodes celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. This 1977 film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with a UFO. CE3K became Columbia Pictures' most successful film at that time. Assisting...

Duration:01:41:51

120: JESSE HARMS Interview - Walking on Water With Sammy Hagar & David Lee Roth

11/4/2022
On Episode 120 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis interviews the legendary JESSE HARMS! Jesse is an American musician and songwriter who was the keyboardist and background vocalist for Sammy Hagar on his Three Lock Box Tour, as well as on his 1984 album, VOA, and the tour supporting that record. Interestingly, when Sammy joined Van Halen in 1985, Jesse found himself working briefly for the previous VH lead singer David Lee Roth in 1986; in fact, he provides keyboards on one of Roth’s biggest...

Duration:01:45:46

119: DAVID MORRELL Interview - FIRST BLOOD - 40th Anniversary!

10/28/2022
On Episode 119 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the action/adventure film FIRST BLOOD starring Sylvester Stallone (as John J. Rambo)! The film also starred Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna. It was released theatrically on October 22, 1982, and thus the Rambo franchise was born! Joining Curtis on this episode is a VERY SPECIAL GUEST to discuss the film as well as his 1972 novel which inspired it; DAVID MORRELL! David is a Canadian-American novelist who...

Duration:02:15:40

118: STEVEN JAY RUBIN Interview - 007 Film Franchise 60th Anniversary Part 3

10/21/2022
On Episode 118 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis concludes the celebration of 60th Anniversary of the JAMES BOND 007 Film Franchise with the third of three episodes! On October 5, 1962, DR. NO premiered in London, and Agent 007 was officially here to stay! Additionally, on June 29, 1987 (35 years ago and some change), The Living Daylights premiered in London! Joining Curtis on this episode is a VERY SPECIAL GUEST to discuss this film as well as the entire Bond franchise! He's the author of...

Duration:01:32:24

117: LYNN-HOLLY JOHNSON Interview - 007 Film Franchise 60th Anniversary Part 2

10/14/2022
On Episode 117 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis kicks off the second of three episodes in celebration of 60th Anniversary of the JAMES BOND 007 Film Franchise! On October 5, 1962, DR. NO premiered in London, and Agent 007 was officially here to stay! Joining Curtis on this episode is a VERY SPECIAL GUEST! She is the actress who portrayed "Bibi Dahl" in 1981's For Your Eyes Only; LYNN-HOLLY JOHNSON! Lynn previously came to prominence in 1978's Ice Castles. She shares great stories about...

Duration:01:32:56

116: PUTTER SMITH Interview - 007 Film Franchise 60th Anniversary Part 1

10/7/2022
On Episode 116 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis kicks off the first of three episodes in celebration of 60th Anniversary of the JAMES BOND 007 Film Franchise! On October 5, 1962, DR. NO premiered in London, and Agent 007 was officially here to stay! Joining Curtis on this episode is a VERY SPECIAL GUEST! He is the actor who portrayed "Mr. Kidd" (1/2 of the eccentric assassin duo of "Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd", the former portrayed by Bruce Glover) in 1971's Diamonds are Forever; PUTTER SMITH!...

115: STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - 35th Anniversary! - With Special Guest, JOHN WENTWORTH (Former Paramount TV Exec)

9/30/2022
On Episode 115 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the great TV series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION! Beginning on September 28, 1987, and running for seven seasons, this program aired in first-run syndication. Created by Gene Roddenberry and set in the latter third of the 24th century, when Earth is part of the United Federation of Planets, it follows the adventures of a Federation starship, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), in its exploration of the Alpha...

Duration:01:11:58

114: FAMILY TIES - 40th Anniversary! - With Special Guest, JOHN WENTWORTH (Former Paramount TV Exec)

9/23/2022
On Episode 114 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the great TV Sitcom FAMILY TIES! Beginning on September 22, 1982, and running for seven seasons, this program aired on NBC. Created by Gary David Goldberg, the show captured the transition in American culture from the cultural liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the 1980s. The interaction between teenage Republican Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) and his ex-hippie parents, Steven and Elyse...

Duration:01:26:09

113: RUSH Landmark Anniversaries - A Farewell to Kings (45th), Signals (40th) & Hold Your Fire (35th) - With Special Guests, Gerry Schramm & Tim Durling

9/16/2022
On Episode 113 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the Landmark Anniversaries of three albums by his favorite band of all time, RUSH! These albums are: A FAREWELL TO KINGS (45th), SIGNALS (40th) and HOLD YOUR FIRE (35th). They were released in September 1977, September 1982 and September 1987 respectively. Joining Curtis to assist are two very special guests; Gerry Schramm from Something For Nothing: A RUSH Fancast and Tim Durling from Tim's Vinyl Confessions. If you'd like an...

Duration:02:03:16

112: Pink Floyd's A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON - 35th Anniversary! - With Special Guest, SCOTT PAGE (Album/Tour Saxophonist & Rhythm Guitarist)

9/9/2022
On Episode 112 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 35th Anniversary of A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON, the thirteenth studio album by progressive rock band PINK FLOYD. It was released on September 7, 1987 through EMI and Columbia Records. This is the first Pink Floyd album not to feature original member Roger Waters; rather, David Gilmour leads the charge. Joining Curtis to assist is SCOTT PAGE, tenor saxophonist on the song "Dogs of War", and sole saxophonist and rhythm...

Duration:01:13:56

111: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH - 40th Anniversary Part 3 - With Special Guest ROB FAHEY (of The Ravyns)!

8/31/2022
On Episode 111 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis conducts an exclusive interview with ROB FAHEY (the co-founder, lead singer and guitarist for THE RAVYNS) in the third of three RetroZest podcast episodes celebrating the 40th Anniversary of FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH! The film was released in theaters on August 13, 1982 (the same day as Curtis' 16th Birthday!). The film starred Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Vincent Schiavelli and...

Duration:01:15:15

110: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH - 40th Anniversary Part 2 - With Special Guest SONNY CARL DAVIS!

8/20/2022
On Episode 110 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis conducts an exclusive interview with SONNY CARL DAVIS (aka the angry customer at The All American Burger restaurant who wants his money back for his 100% Guaranteed Breakfast) in the second of three RetroZest podcast episodes celebrating the 40th Anniversary of FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH! The film was released in theaters on August 13, 1982 (the same day as Curtis' 16th Birthday!). In addition to Sonny, the film starred Sean Penn, Jennifer...

Duration:00:53:22

109: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH - 40th Anniversary Part 1 - With Special Guest KELLI MARONEY (Head Cheerleader "Cindy Carr")

8/13/2022
On Episode 109 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis conducts an exclusive interview with KELLI MARONEY (aka Head Cheerleader "Cindy Carr") in the first of two RetroZest podcast episodes celebrating the 40th Anniversary of FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH! The film was released in theaters on August 13, 1982 (the same day as Curtis' 16th Birthday!). In addition to Kelli, the film starred Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Vincent Schiavelli...

Duration:01:38:32

108: NICHELLE NICHOLS - A Celebration of Her Life & Career - With Special Guest LARRY NEMECEK ("Dr. Trek")

8/7/2022
On Episode 108 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the life and career of the late, great NICHELLE NICHOLS, who passed away on July 30, 2022 at the age of 89. Her role as Lt. Nyota Uhura, the communications officer on Star Trek, is legendary in that it was one of the first strong black female character roles on American television. Her star-power from this role led to her becoming a recruiter of many minorities and women to NASA in the '70s and '80s. Joining to assist in this...

Duration:01:40:02

107: THE THING - 40th Anniversary! - With Special Guest THOMAS G. WAITES ("Windows")

7/31/2022
On Episode 107 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter's THE THING. Assisting in this endeavor is a very special guest; the actor who portrayed the radio operator "Windows" in the film, THOMAS G. WAITES! Tom shares stories about the making of THE THING, as well as the rest of his career. He is the founder of TGW Acting Studio in NYC. Additionally, Mr. Retrovere shares this week's Retro News segment, along with Landmark Celebrity Birthdays for the...

Duration:01:32:47

106: TRON - 40th Anniversary! - With Special Guests DAN SHOR ("Ram") & TODD HOBBS

7/22/2022
On Episode 106 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Disney's TRON. Assisting in this endeavor is a very special guest; the actor who portrayed the program "Ram" (as well as his user Roy Kleinberg) in the film, DAN SHOR! Dan shares stories about the making of TRON, as well as the rest of his career. He also touches on his involvement in TRON: THE NEXT DAY (a bonus feature on the TRON: Legacy DVD and Blu-Ray releases) and (hopefully) in the upcoming third film in...

Duration:02:01:46

105: RICK ROSSOVICH Interview - TOP GUN: MAVERICK Celebration Part 2

7/8/2022
On Episode 105 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis continues a celebration of TOP GUN: MAVERICK, the sequel to 1986's TOP GUN. Assisting in this endeavor is a very special guest, the actor who portrayed LTJG Ron "Slider" Kerner in the first film, RICK ROSSOVICH! Rick began his career on TV shows like Eight is Enough and B.J. and the Bear. Besides Top Gun, he has appeared in such films as The Lords of Discipline, Streets of Fire, The Terminator, Roxanne and Navy Seals. Additionally, in the...

Duration:01:48:24

104: TOP GUN MAVERICK Movie Review! - With Special Guest JEAN LOUISA KELLY!

6/30/2022
On Episode 104 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis provides his personal review of TOP GUN: MAVERICK, the sequel to 1986's TOP GUN. It stars Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Charles Parnell. The first film celebrated a 35th Anniversary last year, and RetroZest commemorated this on Episode #59 with an interview with Barry Tubb ("Wolfman"). JEAN LOUISA KELLY, who plays Iceman's wife Sarah Kasansky in the new film, chimes in briefly on this episode to share...

Duration:00:53:43