On Monday evening, Ain't It Cool News' longtime film critic and entertainment writer Mr. Beaks hosted a q&a at Los Angeles' storied New Beverly Cinema for The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Although neither writer Earl Mac Rauch nor director W. D. Richter were in attendance, star Peter Weller and two members of Buckaroo Banzai's band, Billy Vera and Gerald Peterson, participated in a lively discussion about the film, fielded questions from the capacity crowd, and ruminated on the meaning (then and now) of this cult classic.

By comparison, the previous evening's q&a with cast members from Repo Man, including Harry Dean Stanton and Del Zamora, was underwhelming despite Stanton's reliable cantankerousness: Stanton seemed to have trouble hearing his fellow cast members, and eventually said that the session was going on forever. But as the last few seats got filled in, Mr. Beaks managed tenuously to contain his obvious excitement as he stood at the front of the auditorium and introduced Weller, Vera and Peterson.
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