Some days, I really feel a sense of existential sadness that ‘Buckaroo Banzai Vs. The World Crime League’ never got made into a film.  I understand that the film was decades ahead of 1984, but part of me really wanted to see it and even the idea of Kevin Smith’s proposed Buckaroo TV series doesn’t dull the feeling for me.  The list of Sequels You Wanted is a long one for me, though, ranging from ‘Metropolis’ to ‘Serenity’ to ‘ Multiplicity’ with Michael Keaton.  Sequels may sometimes be disappointing, but a film like ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ has to be high on the list of any aficionado, leading to today’s Lectroid query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also really wanted to know what happened on the other side of ‘The Black Hole’, asking: Which non-existent second installation is top of the list of Sequels You Wanted?


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  1. Most of the time I just want 5 more minutes added to the end of the movie. For example, on Cast Away, which way does Chuck go?
    I was a member of the Buckaroo Banzai fan club that was pushing for a sequel. Obviously, that never happened.
    For years, I had been hoping for a sequel to Last Starfighter; it is inching out of Development Hell.

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