"The purpose of a cult is exclusion. If you're not in the cult, you are by definition lacking some essential quality shared by its members. Those inside the cult can feel privileged, even gifted, by their ability to Get It."
"But the key thing with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is that it is, like Howard the Duck, one of those genuine examples of a cult movie by accident. People who make cult movies on purpose don't make cult movies, they make bad movies. Piranha 3D, all the Troma movies — those are movies that want to be cult movies, but they aren't. Genuine cult movies are movies which try to be popular mainstream hits but somehow are so squiffed, so off-balance, so offbeat, so strange, so quirky, so against the mainstream that they don't find that audience — and yet later on, people embrace them."
"And as you know, back in 1970... I starred on a series called, Wha' Happened?. And every time something would go wrong, I'd look at the camera and say: 'Hey, wha' happened?'. We had a lot of fun with that and a lot of other catch phrases: 'I got a real red wagon!', and uh, 'I can't do my work!', And I believe I was the first one to use the phrase, 'I don't think so!'. But it only lasted a year. And that's good because that's how you establish a cult."
"I go there and itís like going to a foreign country, with so many people in different costumes, dressed as different characters. Iíve met a few Borg, actually. Itís so bizarre and wonderful, and I kept thinking, 'Are they going to have things like this for Grey's Anatomy in 20 years?'"
— Mariette Hartley, on attending a Star Trek convention