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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  30 March 1979 (USA)
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A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders.

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Edited version of the 1939 Universal serial "Buck Rogers."

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Anthony Warde
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The story of Buck Rogers, an astronaut from 20th century, who awakens after remaining dormant for 500 years and attempts to save the earth from an evil ruler.

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Draco
Duke Butler ...
Tigerman
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Caroline Smith ...
Delta Section
John Dewey Carter ...
Supervisor (as John Dewey-Carter)
Kevin Coates ...
Pilot
David Cadiente ...
Comtel Officer
Gil Serna ...
Technician
Larry Duran ...
Draconian Guard
Kenny Endoso ...
Draconian Guard
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Storyline

In 1987, Captain William "Buck" Rogers pilots his space shuttle on a mission but a meteor storm freezes him into an orbit that returns him to Earth 500 years later. In the year 2491, his shuttle is found and captured by the Draconian flagship, under the command of Princess Ardala and her henchman Kane. Reviving him, they return him to Earth after planting a homing beacon aboard his shuttle to track a path through Earth's defense barrier. Now, Buck Rogers must adjust to the 25th century, and convince the Terrans that the Draconians are planning to conquer Earth. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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The original space man! The ultimate trip! Buck Rogers swings back to earth and lays it on the 25th Century!


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30 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Awakening  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Originally, Twiki was just going to make unintelligible electronic noises (the "biddi-biddi-biddi" sound) and Dr. Theopolis was to act as his translator, but it was deemed to be too similar to R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and so Twiki was given a voice of his own. See more »

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When Buck fights Tigerman in the launch bay, the actor is different from the one in the rest of the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: In the year 1987, at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. The payload, perched on the nose cone of the massive rocket, was a one-man exploration vessel - Ranger 3. Aboard this compact starship, a lone astronaut - Captain William "Buck" Rogers - was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. An awesome brush with death: in the blink of an eye, his life support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. ...
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Erin Gray and Pamela Hensley appear as "dream girls" along side their names in the original (theatrical) credits. See more »


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SUSPENSION
Music by Stu Phillips
Lyrics by Glen A. Larson
Sung by Kipp Lennon
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Surprisingly good
23 October 2000 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Some friends and I rented this movie just for the kicks of making fun of it, but it turned out to be fairly good. Except for the cheesy 70's parts (check out Bucks dance act) which no live human could ever take seriously, this is an excellent movie, which I'll check out again in the near future.

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