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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.

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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:
Good, brainless fun!! 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
Johnny Harris .... composer: theme music (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
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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Additional Details

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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 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:
Continuity: Throughout the series, there are many sequences when Buck and/or Wilma would take off in one configuration of a starfighter and then different cuts would have them sitting side by side and then a moment later one in front of the other. There would also be different ships (sky sled) where they would take off in one type of ship,exterior shots show them as they fly through space in a totally different looking ship, and then either land in the same ship they took off in, or in another different looking ship.See more »
Quotes:
Twiki:[repeatedly throughout series] Beedeebeedeebeedee...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Wild Child (2008)See more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good, brainless fun!!, 25 March 2004
Author: Michael Wilcox (nmk2002uk) from Harlow, Essex, England

Like the other creations on Glen A. Larson, this was mindless fun too. Like Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team, It had the ideas, the story, the characters and was executed very well. It used the same effects system as Battlestar Galactica but was based along the lines of the 1930's series of Buck Rogers starring Buster Crabbe. The story goes that in the year 1987, Buck blasted of into space to probe space. Events take a drastic turn as his ship and his life clock freeze, putting him into, what seems, an eternal orbit until four and a half centuries later when he is revived by Princess Ardalla of the Draconian Empire and sent back to earth but it's not as he knows it!!! Gil Gerard stars as Captain William 'Buck' Rogers in what isn't as good as Battlestar Galactica but is good in its own right. Where as Battlestar Galactica has, in my opinion, a grittier feel, Buck Rogers has a comic strip, family appeal and look to it. Some of the acting is suspect but not in some places. If you liked Battlestar Galactica, give this a go. You never know, you may like it!!!

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