OK, let's set the record straight. The people that work at Starland are really big fans of Buckaroo Banzai. Although we were involved in the initial promotion of the movie, we refuse to take any of the blame for the movie's box office numbers. We did our bit and saw it several times when it first came to theaters and told everyone we knew to go out and see the film.
Actually, we believe the fact that the main-stream public didn't "get it" is part of the reason we like the movie so much. If everyone was into it, they'd have rushed out a sequel that stunk and we wouldn't be able to look back at it so fondly.
There was some movement on developing a Banzai TV series, but that staled and right now the movie and the fans are the only current source of new Banzai lore. Here's a couple of comments by people in the "know" that came out about the TV series.Terry Erdmann, AKA The Silver Fox, answered some questions about Buckaroo Banzai. AlsoW.D. Richter, made some announcements regarding the Buckaroo Banzai