We missed posting this on Saturday, but it cannot be left unobserved. August 15th was the 25th anniversary of the release of a film near and dear to many geeks who came of age in the ’80s. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension was a great, adventurous, geeky movie, with enough silly science fiction and great characters to fill any three lousy summer blockbusters these days. Didn’t we all dream of someday being a super-scientist/rock musician and get to travel around the country on the coolest tour bus ever made to save humanity from the evil aliens hiding amongst us? It gave us our future Robocop, our future Dr. Ian Malcolm/David Levinson, and (perhaps geekiest of all?) our future Sergeant Zim/Kurgan/John Danziger/Dr. Neo Cortex/Captain Black/Otto/Dark Dragon/Long Feng/Lex Luthor/Mr. Freeze/Mr. Krabs.
And it gave us so many great, geeky lines to quote. Please feel free to cite your own favorites in the comments. Mine include: “Home is where you hang your hat,” and “Character is what you are in the dark.”
Love live Buckaroo Banzai!