I decided, this being the holiday season and all, this time I’d give you a two-fer. Back in 1989, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure introduced us to Wyld Stallion band members Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan, two kids trying to write a history report so they don’t fail English so Ted won’t be sent to an Alaskan military academy, thus breaking up the band. They meet Rufus, a guy from a future where their music is idolized and together, they go on a most excellent adventure through time. In 1991, they return in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, where the guys fight evil robot versions of themselves, die and go to hell. Oh, and then they save the world. Imagine that.
The franchise also had a cartoon series and a short-lived live action TV series and, if rumors are to be believed, the third movie in the series will be out in 2014. Yes, these were pretty dumb movies, in fact, I avoided seeing the first one for years because a friend who got roped into seeing it in the theater said it was so horrible, but after I finally did see it, the result of being bored at a video store late one night, I found that for as dumb as it is, it’s really a very good movie and both films have been a part of my movie collection ever since.
In 1991, Pro-Set put out a huge 100-card series that went through both movies and showed us the glory that is Bill and Ted. There were no premiums in this set, just 100 cards and nothing special to chase, just as it should be.
Remember, pour yourself a bowl of Bill and Ted cereal and click on the individual images to see everything up close. Be excellent to each other and party on dude!