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** Updated 11 August 2020 **

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New for August 2020! Everything else may be locked down but the Banzai Institute is still going strong (with all proper safety protocols in place, of course).
The Latest Issue of the World Watch One newsletter is now available in the Library (or just click the picture below)

World Watch One: August 2020

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Welcome to the Banzai Institute World Watch Annex

Greetings fellow Blue Blaze Irregulars!

ArcLight (BBI# 621) here, welcoming you to the home of the Cyber Rangers and the Buckaroo Banzai Mailing Lists (yep, there's two of them now...check out the mailing list page). Whether you're a member from the glory days of the original paper World Watch One, or just picked up the docudrama at your local video store last week, this is the place for you.

On the following pages you'll find info on Buckaroo and his trusted inner circle, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, the Banzai Institute itself, pictures and important files, and more. You'll even get to see a Lectroid transform before your very eyeballs! Check 'em out, then follow the links to find out even more.

Mrs. Johnson has graciously allowed me to handle this end of the Banzai Institute's activities, allowing BBIs from far and wide to come together, if only virtually, to converse about The Man, The Film, The Novel, the Blu-ray, the possible Kevin Smith TV series and whatever else strikes their fancy. (Not, I must add, that Mrs. Johnson couldn't handle it. I think she just wanted to get back at me! Like I should've known Jello would leave a ring in the hot-tub...)

[Mrs. Johnson] Mrs. Johnson hard at work.

Browse the links below to see all this Banzai Institute Annex has to offer both new BBIs and those who've been in the saddle from the beginning:

World Watch OnLine - What's this about two mailing lists?
Page News - What's been updated?
The Banzai Institute - What is it?
Cast List - Who starred?
Earl Mac Rauch / W.D. Richter - Who brought this to the screen?
Image Gallery - And what do those pics look like, anyway?
Library - Got anything to read around this place? NEW!
Film Room - What does a transforming Lectroid look like?
Banzai Music - Who's responsible for the cool tunes?
News Archives - What's new on the FOX script, the novel re-release, DVD release and other BB activities?
Past Adventures - What do we know of other B.Banzai adventures?
Banzai Stuff - What sort of memorabilia is available?

We know they're busy people, but who are they? Read the mini-bios supplied to the original World Watch One newsletter by Mrs. Johnson:

Buckaroo Banzai - Illustrious leader and lollipop thief
Rawhide - Easygoing right-hand man (who was dead, but got better!)
Reno - Team scribe
Perfect Tommy - Hey, he's Perfect
New Jersey - Toughest hombre east of the Passaic
Pecos - Percussionist and Reno's main squeeze
Mrs. Johnson - Indispensable archivist extrodinaire
Pinky Carruthers - Loyal bandmate and repository of unknown knowledge
Penny Priddy - Buckaroo's love
Prof. Hikita - Elder statesman and Buckaroo's mentor
Other BBIs - Info on other Team members
ArcLight - Why not? It's his page...

And last but not least:

Link Page - What web page would be complete without one?

Cyber-Rangers Logo please help the animals - no cost to you!

My heartfelt thanks to Earl Mac Rauch and W.D. Richter for giving us a glimpse into the world of Buckaroo and friends, and to Peter Weller, Clancy Brown, Jeff Goldblum, and all the rest for making me care about these characters. Thanks also to all the others who feel the way I do, and who've inspired me to do this little tribute to "The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai: Across The Eighth Dimension."
Always True Blue!!

Buckaroo Banzai and related characters and concepts (along with nearly all graphics on this site) are property of Genrale Bank, Nederlan and/or Polygram, Harry Bailly Prod, & Earl Mac Rauch. (I gotta get back to the Library of Congress copyright site and check that out!) This page is not in any way meant to infringe upon the owners of the rights to "Buckaroo Banzai" and related characters. In fact, it is to help them. Yes, help them. My plan is to help keep awareness of this work of art in the public consciousness so that the copyright owners realize they can still make some cash off the thing. It seems to be working. The novel has been reprinted and the DVD is out. Now all we need is the soundtrack CD (an official one!), and heck, even more films, books and the TV series!

Many thanks to relayer of Blue Blaze Station #23 for the midi files and to Paul Czaplicki for the weaponry info.

The Cyber Rangers and it's related graphic are all mine; however I'm fully aware that the context in which it was created and is used probably makes it also part of the Genrale Bank, Nederlan 'Buckaroo Banzai' package. Anyone who wants to add the Cyber Rangers or 'Banzai Now' graphic to their page is perfectly welcome to as long as they link it back to this page. After all, we are all Cyber Rangers.

Special dedication to Clayton Moore (September 14, 1914 - December 28, 1999) for being a hero.

Extra-special dedication to the fire, police and emergency service personnel throughout the country. And while I'm at it, teachers too. Heroes don't come any better than you folks.

These pages © 1996/97/98/99/2000/01/02/03/04/thru to 2018 and beyond by Lost Giant Graphics and .

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