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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Joining the show's art department, Fred Luff informed newly hired art director, Hub Braden, that the MCA/UNI-NBC "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" series was in conflict with the other MCA/UNI-NBC space show "BattleStar Gallactia" sets. "BattleStar" sets had an earth color pallet established for their scenic concept. With a background in "color television set design" Braden began picking pastel hue-colors for his set color choices. When "Buck Rogers" was captured, put in a cell in Ardalla's space ship, "Buck Rogers" cell was painted a vivid hot pink color! Other interiors of Ardala's space ship were painted in "sweet pastel shades" which was in direct opposition to the "BattleStar" sets' color schemes. Bruce Lansbury instructed Supervising Art Director Fred Luff to "keep the pastel look!" Luff told Braden that he had to supervise the other art department team's art director Bill Camden, in his choice of colors for all the space ship interiors. See more »

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Buck Rogers is supposed to be a Captain in the Air Force, but he is wearing Navy wings. In fact he is not even wearing Naval Aviator (pilot) wings, he is wearing Naval Flight Officer (navigator) wings. See more »

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Narrator: [voiceover during opening] The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and returns Buck Rogers to Earth... 500 years later.
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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 »

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Leave Your Brain Behind And Enjoy!
22 September 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

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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