In Loving Memory of Michael Jackson: Captain EO, In Its Entirety

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The King of Pop is dead. Long live the King of Pop! As I'm too distressed to work, as I'm sure you are too, I thought we could celebrate Michael together with something from his prime: 3-D Disney parks cinematic odyssey Captain EO -- which, many tend to forget, was one of Francis Ford Coppola's lesser-heralded works. That's Angelica Huston as the licorice-tangled Supreme Leader ordering EO and his crew to be turned into trash cans, before Michael saves the day by singing "We Are Here To Change The World" and shooting purple lasers out of his wrists. Captain EO premiered at EPCOT September 12, 1986 and had its last public showing at Disneyland Park Paris on August 17, 1998. Goodbye, Michael. There will never be another you. I wish it all had a happier ending.

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Comments

  • KC says:

    Start a petition. You may get what you're asking for.

  • Phlopsy says:

    No, you see Captain Eo influences in Star Trek.

  • JudgeFudge says:

    Was Cpt. Eo set in the Star Wars Universe, proper?

  • Girl86 says:

    I'm surprised that no one's mentioned Captain Eeyore, the Disney Cast Member parody.

  • Bobby the K says:

    ~
    Family attorney and family 'friend' has already announced that he suspects prescription drug abuse was a factor if not a cause. He claims michael's habit was bigger than Anna Nicole Smith's.

  • el smrtmnky says:

    my friend was at gay days at disneyland the year that captain eo premiered. as michael appeared on the screen, my friend tells me a drag queen stood up and screamed, 'oh my god, it's diana ross!' that's the memory that i have of captain eo.
    rest in peace, mj

  • Bryan says:

    I think it should be the song he wrote for Ryan White when he passed, "Gone Too Soon".

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Yeah, it WAS delightful, till youtube pulled it due to terms of use violation! Evil, YOUTUBE, EVIL!!

  • p says:

    I just had to pull the pud.

  • Gen says:

    Rest in peace Michael ... You will be missed
    MICHAEL JACKSON FANS!!!!!!
    Please sign this petition (link below ) for Captain EO to be returned to Disneyland .... http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/CaptainEO/sign/

  • RICK says:

    LETS BRING BACK CAPTAIN EO

  • roxanne says:

    R.I.P Michael!!! I will always have fond memories from my childhood of you and your music!

  • maca says:

    Yes! That was my first thought exactly! I wouldn't say rip off as every idea comes from a tickle...

  • Charlie-O says:

    RIP Michael, You are the friend in my heart.I will remember the time when I saw you on the premiere of "The Wiz" in New York.. I was sitting on the sidewalk behind police barracades facing the theatre entrance. The fans went nuts/crazy. I remember the fro you sport and you looked so Bad. I stared at you til you went into the Astor Theatre. I didn't go crazy but I do recall thinking "wow" I share this story for the first time. I'm so proud that I shared the generation period of your music and I partied and I always got something started.Your music lives on and if theres any doubt check out the billboards this week Your are truly King of Pop bar none....PS: The only big nose in your family was your dad not you my friend "you are beautiful" with the heart of gold. Farewell

  • megdalena says:

    It would be better without all the distracting 80's style sound effects. But I suppose that was the style then.

  • The One says:

    "But I suppose that was the style then."
    Yes, in the 80s, 80's style sound effects were the style....
    dumb ass.

  • r coprich says:

    MISSION COMPLETE, REST IN PEACE CAPTAIN E.O. WE SALUTE YOU.
    FOREVER THE BEST OF THE BEST

  • anthony boyd says:

    good bye MICHAEL we will all miss you

  • Taloy says:

    The price is not cheap, but it's a great value since the darn things don't wear out. The look is sort of ... clunky, yet I see a lot of copies (of lesser quality) in all the mall ugg stores this year. I'm buying a couple more pair for my teenagers this year, and even a pair for myself.

  • Michael Jackson is completely amazing, I cannot stop listening to his great albums . Can't believe he has passed away . He's just awesome. R.I.P MJ, mankind will not forget you

  • There's certainly nothing at all like riding a nice bike on a mountain path - especially in the spring time. I cannot think of anything at all I'd rather be doing - well, perhaps ONE thing .. ;-)

  • Sometimes it is really amazing what people think of.

  • Marion Denet says:

    Hi, I totally agree with you! Just obey my previous comment

  • test1 says:

    This is a excellent topic to speak about. Sometimes I fav stuff like this on Redit. This article probably wont do nicely with that crowd. I will probably be positive to submit something else though.

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