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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: :  -- A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth.

Overview

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
20 September 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Best Sci-Fi Series Ever! See more (31 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 40)

Gil Gerard ... Capt. William "Buck" Rogers / ... (32 episodes, 1979-1981)

Erin Gray ... Col. Wilma Deering (32 episodes, 1979-1981)

Felix Silla ... Twiki / ... (30 episodes, 1979-1981)

Mel Blanc ... Twiki (27 episodes, 1979-1981)

Tim O'Connor ... Dr. Elias Huer (21 episodes, 1979-1980)

William Conrad ... Narrator (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Eric Server ... Dr. Theopolis (19 episodes, 1979-1980)
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Series Directed by
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Larry Stewart (4 episodes, 1980)
Dick Lowry (3 episodes, 1979)
David G. Phinney (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Vincent McEveety (3 episodes, 1981)
Daniel Haller (2 episodes, 1979-1981)
Philip Leacock (2 episodes, 1979)
Jack Arnold (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Robert C. Dille (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
Glen A. Larson (25 episodes, 1979-1981)
Leslie Stevens (25 episodes, 1979-1981)
Alan Brennert (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Cory Applebaum (3 episodes, 1979)
Stephen McPherson (3 episodes, 1981)
Anne Collins (2 episodes, 1979)
Chris Bunch (2 episodes, 1980)
Allan Cole (2 episodes, 1980)
Rob Gilmer (2 episodes, 1980)
Bob Mitchell (2 episodes, 1981)
Esther Mitchell (2 episodes, 1981)
Francis Moss (2 episodes, 1981)
Margaret Schneider (2 episodes, 1981)
Paul Schneider (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
David J. O'Connell .... producer (22 episodes, 1979-1981)
David G. Phinney .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1979-1981)
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jock Gaynor .... producer (20 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bruce Lansbury .... supervising producer (20 episodes, 1979-1980)
Medora Heilbron .... associate producer (18 episodes, 1979-1980)
Calvin Clements Jr. .... supervising producer (11 episodes, 1981)
John Mantley .... executive producer (11 episodes, 1981)
John G. Stephens .... producer (11 episodes, 1981)
Karen Welch .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1981)
Tim King .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Original Music by
Johnny Harris (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
J.J. Johnson (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bruce Broughton (5 episodes, 1981)
Stu Phillips (4 episodes, 1979-1981)
Herbert D. Woods (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Donald Woods (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ben Colman (29 episodes, 1979-1981)
Frank Thackery (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
George Potter (11 episodes, 1979-1981)
Michael Berman (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Howard B. Anderson (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Leon Ortiz-Gil (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Neil MacDonald (3 episodes, 1981)
Edward W. Williams (3 episodes, 1981)
John J. Dumas (2 episodes, 1979)
Ron Honthaner (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Phil Benjamin (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joe Reich (10 episodes, 1981)
Simon Ayer (7 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
Fred Luff III (17 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bill Camden (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
William H. Tuntke (7 episodes, 1981)
Paul Peters (5 episodes, 1979)
Hub Braden (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Peter Clemens (4 episodes, 1981)
Bill Taliaferro (3 episodes, 1980)

David L. Snyder (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Frank Lombardo (21 episodes, 1979-1981)
Joanne MacDougall (9 episodes, 1979-1980)
Victor Hugo (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Al Lehman (26 episodes, 1979-1981)
Sal Anthony (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jerry Gugliemotto .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1981)
Werner Keppler .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1981)
Jack Stone .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1981)
Brenda Todd .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Production Management
Harker Wade .... unit production manager (25 episodes, 1979-1981)
Charles E. Walker .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1980)
Paul Wurtzel .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerald T. Olson .... second assistant director / first assistant director (18 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bob Bender .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
Stephen Lillis .... second assistant director (11 episodes, 1981)
Frank Crawford .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1979-1981)
Robert Villar .... first assistant director / second assistant director (7 episodes, 1979-1981)
David Kahler .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1980)

Dick Erickson .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Ted Wilson .... carpenter (32 episodes, 1979-1981)

William Apperson .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Dick Wahrman .... sound effects editor (31 episodes, 1979-1981)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (29 episodes, 1979-1981)

Barney Cabral .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Chuck Arrigo .... special effects coordinator (32 episodes, 1979-1981)

Robert Cole .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Courtney Dane .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... visual efffects supervisor: Universal Hartland / special photographic effects supervisor: Universal Hartland (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
David M. Garber .... miniature effects / miniatures (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Wayne Smith .... miniature effects / miniatures (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
David Jones .... special photographic effects supervisor: Universal Hartland (11 episodes, 1981)

C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... special visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
David Stipes .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1980)
Larry Holt .... stunts (1 episode, 1980)

Mickey Caruso .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Roydon Clark .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Durock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tony Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Minor .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Michael Runyard .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Ron Stein .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Kym Washington .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Richard Washington .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
James Winburn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Yerkes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Reggie Newkirk .... key first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Joe Reich .... casting (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barry Downing .... costume supervisor: Gil Gerard (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Editorial Department
Maureen O'Connell .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Stu Phillips .... composer: theme music / conductor (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music (29 episodes, 1979-1981)
Herbert D. Woods .... music editor (19 episodes, 1979-1980)
Donald Woods .... music editor (6 episodes, 1981)

John W. Morgan .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Will Schaefer .... conductor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Other crew
Alan Brennert .... story editor (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Anne Collins .... story consultant / story editor (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Stephen McPherson .... executive story consultant (11 episodes, 1981)
Rob Gilmer .... story editor (7 episodes, 1980)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (37 episodes)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-11 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Buck's full name is William Anthony Rogers.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Coming Soon (1982) (V)See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Best Sci-Fi Series Ever!, 10 August 2007
Author: Tolbert from United States

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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