Monday, October 19, 2009

25 years ago.....

I saw a movie that I immediately loved. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension.

Gosh, even the quotes from that movie are outstanding:

Sealed with a curse,as sharp as a knife. DOOMED IS YOUR SOUL AND DAMNED IS YOUR LIIIIFE!

where are we going? planet 10 when are we going? real soon.

Ohhh ... the deuce you say.

History is-a made at-a night! And character is what you are in the dark.

Laugh while you can, Monkey-Boy.


I recently bought the DVD and introduced ~k~ to Buckaroo. And Perfect Tommy. And Emilio Lizardo.

I thought that she was ready and able to appreciate it. I knew she would love John Bigboote. She's hooked and I'm thrilled.

25 years ago, I became a registered Blue Blaze Irregular. I think that somewhere I might still have my pin, saved from Katrina. I still use my BBI name as an online ID. At the same time, I was an official double agent and had a "John" name. Years later when ~K~ was born, it was one of the nicknames I used for her.

This movie was my first real step into fandom. I mean sure, I loved Star Wars and sat in line for hours to see the 2nd and 3rd installments and collected posters (I mean "one sheets") and other paraphernalia.... I watched Star Trek regularly. Buck Rogers, Battlestar Gallactica (Lt. Starbuck.... my oh my I loved him.) And man, I saw Logan's Run so many times I could quote it as much as I could quote the RHPS.

But it was Buckaroo that brought out the inner geek, made me take the extra steps into fandom. And I'm tickled pink that ~K~ gets it. And we can share these moments.

And for a little while, in her eyes, her mom is cool.

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2 Comments:

  • At 11:11 PM, Blogger JohnH985 said…

    I have to admit it, I've never seen Buckaroo Banzai. As big a geek as I am there are some movies/books that I know I should have watched or read and somehow haven't.

     
  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger Darkness Lady said…

    Hya!!
    i liked so much your blog!!
    I also like the lis flower!!
    Post me!!

     

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