After one of their number gets killed by an Earth Defense Directorate agent, an elite group of lethal assassins known as the Legion of Death vow revenge and devise a plan to destroy New Chicago. Buck...
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
The Earth Starfighter spacecraft seen in the series was designed by Ralph McQuarrie and was actually one of his original designs for the Colonial Viper in Battlestar Galactica (1978). When Galactica producers went with a different style for the Viper, this design resurfaced in Buck Rogers as the Starfighter. 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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Kipp Lennon, the vocalist who sang the theme song for the pilot, can be heard singing part of it again over the closing credits to "Flight of the War Witch". See more »
It's hard for me to find Sci-Fi that I don't like. I'll be the 1st to admit! I grew up on this show. Even though it came out when I was so young that I barely remembered it at the time, it was in re-runs enough that I caught up with all of them.
My grandfather and I used to watch this together all the time. He loved this show too. Later it became apparent that the two of us (like most of the guys out there that were big fans of this show) were at least partially in it because of Erin Gray.
Yes, Erin Gray is beautiful! She looks awesome in spandex, everyone knows the line.
Erin Gray, Spandex, Yay!
Okay, I got that out of my system. Space Vampire, Cruise Ship to the Stars and the one about the kid that had the "midas touch" were a few of my personal favorites. The pilot was awesome too, ahead of it's time and very good! The only other pilot I ever like that much would have to be (the original) Battlestar Gallactica.
Gil Gerrard Really nailed it. He really made it work. I'd have to agree with those out there that think he's sort of a "space" James Bond. He is, but he makes that persona his own. He's the sort of good guy that really grows on you. I hate to sound old-fashioned but most of the good guys now-a-days are whiny head-cases!
I really miss this show most of all because of memories of my grandfather (who has passed on now) and I watching this show religiously. Good Times!
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