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...)
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.