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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:
What's not to love 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)
Anne Collins (5 episodes, 1979)
Stephen McPherson (3 episodes, 1981)
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)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-11 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Buck's ship is called "Ranger 3" by the narrator. In real life, NASA's Ranger Program ended in the 1960s, and Ranger 3 was a 1962 lunar probe which missed the moon and was lost in space.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Welcome to Eltingville (2002) (TV)See more »

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47 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
What's not to love, 13 November 2000
Author: mezzb from Boston

This stuff is classic. Pretty good plots. Nice little performances. You had Mr. Down-to-earth 20th century macho man Buck (complete with 70's dry-look over-the-ears hair) & straight-laced, but sexy fighter-pilot Wilma, and comic-relief, lusty little robot Twiki. And a talking necklace and boring old man, both named "Doctor".

Every week you could count on intrigue, double crosses, and buck knocking out 25 armed henchman, using his patented "Buck Fu" technique. And near the end, Twiki would say something like, "BDBDBDBDBDBD, Buck rocks me like a hurricaine."

This stuff is infinitely more amusing and entertaining that much of the sullen, sensitive and overly technical tv sci-fi of today.

It's a simple formula that works. action action action, tight shiny space outfits (on men & women) and a few lame jokes.

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