Wednesday, October 14, 2009

When did you first join a CULT?

I know it sound serious (cults are evil), but this post is *totally* fluff.

I want to know what cult classic you first followed. (Even if you didn't know it was a cult in the first place.)

I think that my first cult was a TV Show re-run through the 80s called: 'Monkey'. It was a Japanese show, dubbed in English, Kung-Fu fighting, quasi-religious...

It began each show with these words:
In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order. But the phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown. The four worlds formed again and yet again, as endless aeons wheeled and passed. Time and the pure essences of Heaven, the moisture of the Earth, the powers of the Sun and the Moon all worked upon a certain rock, old as creation. And it became magically fertile. That first egg was named "Thought". Tathagata Buddha, the Father Buddha, said, "With our thoughts, we make the World". Elemental forces caused the egg to hatch. From it then came a stone monkey. The nature of Monkey was irrepressible!
Remember that?

What was your first cult classic: TV Show? Band? Movie?

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13 comments:

nathanjameslee said...

Transformers: The Movie (the 1986 animated epic, not the recent Michael Bay travesties!)

As a kid I was obssessed...

Sam Pursell said...

Monkey, Dr Who (if only for the theme music and spiraling vortex effects), The Goodies... them and more all mixed together in a part of my mind. Somewhere near the back.

What makes a cult classic?

David Ould said...

MONKEEEEEE!!!!

man, that was awesome.

oh, and Dr Who. Just like Sam.
And the Goodies. wow, great minds....

Cameron and Alex Grey Jones said...

Battle of the Planets

Mark said...

Ditto. Looks like I wasn't the only product of 80s ABC programming: Monkey, Dr Who, Goodies etc.

Surprised, though, that no one mentioned the camp TV Batman series (the Batusi anyone?) or Get Smart ("missed by that much") or the A Team ("I love it when a plan comes together"). Classics all.

Mark said...

... oh and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Anonymous said...

Grange Hill

Jasmine said...

Astro Boy!
Or is that pushing the boundaries of "cult classic" a bit too far?

nathanjameslee said...

I'll second Astro Boy!

Julian said...

Monkey Magic gives "Coming on the clouds of Heaven" a whole new meaning... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuwWwVjmK0o

Scott nad Hayley Tubman said...

Monkey mesmorized me and also frightened me just a little bit too!

It was were I learnt the word . . . irrepressible!!

Fell said...

The Mysterious Cities of Gold

David Ould said...

Ulysses 33