A diplomat is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
Admiral Nelson takes a brand new atomic submarine through its paces. When the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, the admiral must find a way to beat the heat or watch the world go up in... See full summary »
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
Henry Silva played Kane in the two-hour pilot episode, "Awakening", which was released theatrically. However, Silva was unavailable to take part in the weekly series and so Michael Ansara was cast in the role of Kane for subsequent episodes. The change had a subtle effect on Kane's relationship with Princess Ardala. In "Awakening" there is a flirtatious quality to some of Ardala's banter with Kane, such as when she asks if Kane desires "Me, or my throne?" and when she pointedly tells Kane that Buck Rogers "wouldn't have been necessary if you were more of a man." This flirtatious banter, however, disappears when Ansara assumed the role, as the relationship between the two becomes more businesslike, notably in the episode "Ardala Returns" where Ardala repeatedly expresses doubt about Kane's Zygot robot duplicates of Buck Rogers and at one point she angrily tells Kane to sit down. See more »
In the narration intro Buck's spacecraft is called "Ranger 3". But the Ranger series spacecraft were unmanned lunar landers, and NASA never repeats project names to avoid confusion. See more »
Shall I order the ambuquad disassembled?
You ever have TWO broken arms, buster?
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The opening credits for the first season finale "Flight of the War Witch" differ from the credit sequences for the rest of the season's episodes (except the pilot). After the show title appears there follows a succession of short scenes from this episode as well as from the TV version of the pilot (including the episode). After about 20 seconds, the credits resume as normal. See more »
Before watching Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, can I make a suggestion? Deposit your brain in another room, sit down and enjoy a fantastic fun-filled show.
Gil Gerard (with a straight face) played Buck Rogers who was a man 500 years out of time. He awoke in the 25th century to battle evil, mainly the Draconians. He met other villains along the way. Joining him was an annoying (but loveable) robot called Twiki and the sexy Wilma Deering (played by Erin Gray).
Fans of Flash Gordon will enjoy this. It's camp, it's tongue in cheek and it's got everything a sci-fi fan will want. Forget painfully average shows like Star Trek:Voyager and check out this show full of action, drama and most importantly beautiful women.
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