Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979–1981)

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A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Capt. William "Buck" Rogers / ... (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Col. Wilma Deering (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Twiki / ... (31 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Twiki (27 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Dr. Elias Huer (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Eric Server ...
 Dr. Theopolis (19 episodes, 1979-1980)
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A 20th century astronaut is caught in a freak accident in deep space, causing his spacecraft Ranger 3 to be blown into an orbit that returns him to Earth almost 500 years later. Earth is recovering from a nuclear war and is coming under hostile attack by the Draconian Empire. The later series has based on a spaceship exploring the unknown reaches of space. Written by <chester@sb.com>

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Written on the side of the spaceship Searcher (from Season Two) is "Per Adua Ad Astra" , which is a misspelling of "Per Ardua Ad Astra" (Through Adversity To The Stars), the motto for The British Royal Air Force ('ardua' is the plural of 'arduus', meaning 'the steep place', so the phrase could also mean "Past the summit to the stars"). See more »

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Throughout the series, there are many sequences when Buck and/or Wilma would take off in one configuration of a starfighter and then different cuts would have them sitting side by side and then a moment later one in front of the other. There would also be different ships (sky sled) where they would take off in one type of ship,exterior shots show them as they fly through space in a totally different looking ship, and then either land in the same ship they took off in, or in another different looking ship. See more »

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Kane: Shall I order the ambuquad disassembled?
Twiki: You ever have TWO broken arms, buster?
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In a few non-consecutive episodes toward the end of the first season, the soundtrack for the opening credits is slightly different. Though the narration is spoken by the same actor and has the same wording, it is delivered here with slightly different pacing. This different version of the opening credits also has a different recording of the music, easily identifiable by a slightly more bombastic bass guitar in the 2491-era portion of the title sequence. See more »

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What's not to love
13 November 2000 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

This stuff is classic. Pretty good plots. Nice little performances. You had Mr. Down-to-earth 20th century macho man Buck (complete with 70's dry-look over-the-ears hair) & straight-laced, but sexy fighter-pilot Wilma, and comic-relief, lusty little robot Twiki. And a talking necklace and boring old man, both named "Doctor".

Every week you could count on intrigue, double crosses, and buck knocking out 25 armed henchman, using his patented "Buck Fu" technique. And near the end, Twiki would say something like, "BDBDBDBDBDBD, Buck rocks me like a hurricaine."

This stuff is infinitely more amusing and entertaining that much of the sullen, sensitive and overly technical tv sci-fi of today.

It's a simple formula that works. action action action, tight shiny space outfits (on men & women) and a few lame jokes.


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