Thursday, April 24 2014 17:00

Throwback Thursday: Netflix Edition (with a #StreamTeam Giveaway!)

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The Rock Father is a member of the Netflix Stream TeamThrowback Thursday: That weekly celebration of those old photos, life experiences and more often than not, a look back at our youth. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, one thing that I've noticed is that all of those things can come into play, which is why I'm doing a #TBT Edition Netflix post this week, and while I highlight a few throwbacks worth watching, I'll also give you a shot to score three months of streaming for FREE... and let you know how you can find ME on Netflix. What? You thought that THE ROCK FATHER was only existing in your computer? Nope, I'm on Netflix, too!

THE ROCK FATHER's Throwback Thursday Netflix Selections...


The Greatest Television Program of All-Time, and The Best Show that the World will Ever Know, KNIGHT RIDER has been mentioned more than a few times here on the site (including this post, the series has been mentioned in at least 27 articles since 2011). David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, along with William Daniels as the Voice of K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand), a supercar based on the 1982 Pontiac Trans Am. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a television program that is better than this. Speaking from experience, kids in 2014 love it just as much as their Daddy did back in the 80s. There's a big-screen movie in the works that is rumored to have the involvement of Chris Pratt and Danny McBride.


Based on the Hasbro Fashion Dolls, and set to become a live-action, big-screen movie for next year (the first photo of JEM and her band was revealed today) from G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Director John M. Chu, with Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun on the production side, girls and boys alike enjoyed the action-packed adventures of record executive Jerrica Benton, who turned herself into a rock icon called JEM using the holographic power of a computer called SYNERGY. 


It's the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS franchise this year (Hasbro is calling it the "Thrilling 30"), and while the upcoming big-screen adventure, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION is a little "grownup" skewing for my own kids (for now), you can't beat the original "Generation One" adventures of OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM and the rest of the Autobots and Decepticons.


From the "Old School" days of the PBS KIDS series, these are sharable little bits featuring some BIG names like JOHNNY CASH and BILL COSBY, along with some other classic moments that original aired between the mid-1970s to mid-1980s.

For Grownups Only...

Prison breakPRISON BREAK (2005-2008)

This one is a "Wild Card" of sorts, a throwback that's not super-old, but had a great first season. Not for the kids, but remember when I said that you could find ME on Netflix? Well, this is it. In fact, you can sorta play a "Where's Waldo" kind game of "Where's THE ROCK FATHER" during the first Season of PRISON BREAK. I worked on six episodes of it, and I'll give you one hint right off the bat. Watch Season One, Episode 2 "Allen" and right when the dramatic music cue hits at the 2:05 mark, that's me in the grey jogging suit (screenshot from Netflix pictured left!). Want to hear my full PRISON BREAK story? I wrote about it as a #TBT last October.

So now that you've seen my Throwback Thursday Choices for the week, here's your chance to win three months of Netflix for Free!

Enter to win Three Months of Netflix Streaming:

Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method - Scroll down and Leave a comment that shares your answer to the following: 


After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy.

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The Fine Print: Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen on, about, or after May 8, 2014, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prize provided as a Netflix Streaming Code, and will be delivered via email. 

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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