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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 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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Johnny Harris arranged the opening theme music which was composed by Stu Phillips. The first 45 seconds where Buck is spinning is an original Johnny Harris composition up until Phillips main theme starts. See more »

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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 »

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[Tigerman lifts up Twiki]
Twiki: Put me down, you big ox.
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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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Referenced in On the Waterfront: Episode #2.12 (1989) See more »

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entertaining and watchable
17 August 2000 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

Although I didn't like this series as much as Battlestar Galactica which was out at the same time, as a kid the more scifi series on TV the better. And I would never pass up the chance each week to see the beautiful Erin Gray. I also thought it was neat when they had one episode where they had the original Buck Rogers, Buster Crabbe, make a special appearance as an old fighter pilot.

It was too bad that they changed the format of the series in the second season, but it was still watchable.


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