The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai… (1984)
I never saw this one during its initial cinema run. I suspect a lot of other people didn’t, as well. It had a budget of US$14M, but recouped only about half that at the time.
It came on the TV last Saturday, and I debated whether to watch it or not: the title was somehow familiar, but definitely alien at the same time. Once I started watching, I couldn’t stop: it was that bad.
A Cast of Future Stars
Buckaroo Banzai is operated with robotic finesse by Peter Weller (Robocop)
Lord John Whorfin is the mad scientist à la John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun)
Penny Priddy is played with damsel-in-distress fortitude by Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love)
New Jersey is acted with an urban cowboy spin by Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park)
John Bigbooté is inhabited by Rev. Jim from Taxi – Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future)
Perfect Tommy is given a surfer dude look by Lewis Smith (North and South)
Now, I don’t want to sound churlish but calling your inter-dimensional villains Lectroids is a bit of a fudge. However, in terms of the movie/film this probably makes sense since Buckaroo got zapped down a phone line and gained the ability to see them for what they really were. Also, the joke of every single one of them having John as its first name gave the creatures a funny side. It seems that their collective birth date was October 30, 1938, the day Orson Welles produced the radio program War of the Worlds. Supposedly, it was the day they actually invaded Earth.
Maybe David Icke can also see them for what they are because of his ‘event’ in Peru. Anyway, they (the reptilians) evidently still walk among us.
The 8th Dimension
Those that talk about Ascension speak of moving into the 8th Dimension. Is this where that concept comes from? Popular culture, being what it is, drops a lot of ideas into the mainstream thinking which somehow take on lives of their own.
Before this time, the 5th Dimension was our ultimate goal, but not any longer.
Upward and onward!
We have renamed this enigma, Planet X. Same thing in Roman numerals…
Train wrecks are fascinating to watch. This one was a multi-vehicle pile-up, as well. Check out Wikipedia’s entry.
Oh, and one other (MacGuffin) thing: