W.D. Richter's "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension"
August 19, 2012 3:11 PM Subscribe
posted by Egg Shen (119 comments total)
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... Buckaroo Banzai is paradoxically decades ahead of its time and yet completely of its time; it’s profoundly a movie by, for, and of geeks and nerds at a time before geek/nerd culture was mainstreamed, and a movie whose pre-CG special effects and pre-Computer Age production design were an essential part of its good-natured enthusiasm. What at the time was a hip, modern take on classic SF is now, almost thirty years later, almost indistinguishable from the SF cinema that inspired it in terms of the appeal to modern viewers: the charmingly old-fashioned special effects, and the comparatively innocent earnestness of its tone.
- Danny Bowes
The "expanded universe" begins with the novelization
by screenwriter Earl Mac Rauch and continues with a series of graphic novels
by Moonstone Books.
Until the RPG
ships, you can pass the time with the Scott Adams interactive fiction game