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Buckaroo Banzai
Episode Studies
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This is the home of PopApostle's studies of Buckaroo Banzai, the 1984 cult classic film, novel and various Moonstone Comics stories. I will be presenting my studies relating to each, such as commentary on the science described, sound bits of memorable dialog, screen grabs and my own musings. I'll be presenting them in my estimation of the chronological order each story takes place.

 

Although there are no television "episodes" in the Buckaroo Banzai canon, I am continuing to use the term "episode" as I have elsewhere on PopApostle, as a separable piece in the continuous narrative of a larger story.

 
"A Tomb With a View" "Of Hunan Bondage" Part 1 "Of Hunan Bondage" Part 2 Across the 8th Dimension "The Love that
Hath No Name"
Buckaroo Banzai: Origins (Moonstone) BB: The Prequel #1 (Moonstone) BB: The Prequel #2 (Moonstone) Movie Phantom Double Shot: KGB Noir #3 (Moonstone)
A young Buckaroo Banzai chronicle taking place shortly after the death of his father.  Buckaroo tours with the Hong Kong Cavaliers while simultaneously working on the completion of the OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER. Buckaroo and Peggy are captured and tortured by Hanoi Xan for the secrets of the OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER. Brilliant brain surgeon/scientist/rock star/adventurer Buckaroo Banzai perfects his father’s invention known as the OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER and attracts the attention of the insane Dr. Emilio Lizardo. An intern leaves the Institute to escape from the telepathic emanations from a baby alien held captive there.
“Hardest of the Hard” Part 1 “Hardest of the Hard” Part 2 "Return of the Screw" Part 1 "Return of the Screw" Part 2 "Return of the Screw" Part 3
BB: Hardest of the Hard #1 (Moonstone) BB: Hardest of the Hard #2 (Moonstone) Buckaroo Banzai #1 (Moonstone) Buckaroo Banzai #2 (Moonstone) Buckaroo Banzai #3 (Moonstone)

A young woman is slowly transformed into a fighting animal and crosses paths with Buckaroo Banzai.

Team Banzai strikes Dr. Longfeller’s hidden laboratory.

Buckaroo and the Hong Kong Cavaliers investigate the possible return from the dead of Dr. Lizardo. Whorfin lives! Plus: Lectroids! Showdown with Lord John Whorfin!
 
"Christmas Corral" "Wild Asses of the Kush" "Tears of a Clone" Part 1 "Tears of a Clone" Part 2  
Moonstone Holiday Super Spectacular (Moonstone) Buckaroo Banzai Big Size #1 (Moonstone) BB: Tears of a Clone #1 BB: Tears of a Clone #2
Giant worms from the Andromeda Nebula arrive on Earth to meet Jesus Christ. Who is wiping out asses for their aphrodisiac properties? Who is the mysterious Blind Sheik? And just who is Dick Ready? Buckaroo receives a clue to the possible whereabouts of Penny Priddy. Buckaroo takes in two clones very close to his heart.