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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In 1987, NASA astronaut William "Buck" Rogers 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 - over 500 years later. In 2491, when Buck awakens from cryogenic freeze, Earth is recovering from a nuclear war and is coming under hostile attack by the Draconian Empire. In the second season, Buck has based assigned aboard the Searcher, a starship exploring the unknown reaches of space while searching for former Earth colonies scattered across the galaxy. Written by <chester@sb.com>

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20 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Was originally intended to air as a series of two-hour TV movies but NBC opted for a weekly series instead. This accounts for the number of two-part episodes that aired during the first season. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Tigerman lifts up Twiki]
Twiki: Put me down, you big ox.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) See more »

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Cosmic Forces
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Composed by Stu Phillips
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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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