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072 – TFFP: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Ep. 072 - Buckaroo Banzai - courtesy of Kevin Spencer @ inkspatters.comIn this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re mulling over the moral conundrum posed by this week’s movie: “Wherever you go… there you are.”

Jason says it’s a statement on man’s inability to consider how our treatment of others effects us all on a cosmic scale. Joel replies by belching out the word “bullshit” and calls Jason “John SmallBerries” over and over again in a mocking, sing-song falsetto.

So, you may have guessed from that insipid exchange of intellectual vapidness that this week we’re talking about The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)!

Oh, and did we mention that we’re joined by none-other-than the podcasting king and purveyor of B-movie love himself, Kevin Bachelder (Tuning Into Sci-Fi T.V., Saturday B-Movie Reel podcasts)?!?

About this week’s movie:

Directed by: W.D. Richter

Screenplay by: Earl Mac Rauch

Starring: Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, and John Lithgow

Background Info (from Wikipedia): The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, often shortened to Buckaroo Banzai, is a parody science fiction film that was released in 1984. It was directed and produced by W. D. Richter, and concerns the efforts of the multi-talented Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, a physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, and rock musician, to save the world by defeating a band of inter-dimensional aliens called Red Lectroids from Planet 10. The film is a cross between the action/adventure and sci-fi film genres, and also includes elements of comedy, satire, and romance.

This week’s movie picks are:

Kevin’s Pick:

Into the Night (1985)

Jason’s Pick:

Arachnophobia (1990)

Joel’s Pick:

Southern Comfort (1981)

Next week we’re talking about… kill-kill-kill…ma-ma-ma… yep, it’s the slasher classic that explores the question, “What wouldn’t a mother do for her little boy?” Friday the 13th (1980)!

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