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"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" A Dream of Jennifer (1980)

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Original Air Date:
14 February 1980 (Season 1, Episode 18)
Buck sees a young woman who looks identical to his girlfriend, whom he left behind when he was sent on a space mission in the 20th century... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Emotionally driven episode with a good closing gag See more (4 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Gil Gerard ... Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers

Erin Gray ... Colonel Wilma Deering

Tim O'Connor ... Dr. Elias Huer

Paul Koslo ... Commander Reeve

Gino Conforti ... Sylvie

Mary Woronov ... Nola

Anne Lockhart ... Lela Markeson

Felix Silla ... Twiki

Mel Blanc ... Twiki (voice)
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson ... Lieutenant Rekoff
Cameron Young ... Toby Kaplin
Shawn Michaels ... Supervisor

Dennis Haysbert ... Security Guard
Marsha Mercant ... Clerk
Mitchel Evans ... Mime (as Mitchell Young-Evans)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

William Conrad ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Eric Server ... Dr. Theopolis (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
David G. Phinney 
Writing credits
Glen A. Larson (developed for television by) &
Leslie Stevens (developed for television by)

Alan Brennert (written by) (as Michael Bryant)

Robert C. Dille (characters)

Produced by
Jock Gaynor .... producer (as John Gaynor)
Medora Heilbron .... associate producer
Bruce Lansbury .... supervising producer
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer
David J. O'Connell .... producer
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
Cinematography by
Ben Colman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Berman 
Casting by
Simon Ayer 
Art Direction by
Bill Camden 
Fred Luff III  (as Fred Luff)
Set Decoration by
Joanne MacDougall  (as Joanne C. MacDougall)
Costume Design by
Al Lehman 
Production Management
Harker Wade .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Crawford .... first assistant director
Gerald T. Olson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ted Wilson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (as Earl N. Crain Jr.)
Dick Wahrman .... sound effects editor (as Dick R. Wahrman)
Special Effects by
Chuck Arrigo .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... visual efffects supervisor: Universal Hartland
David M. Garber .... miniature effects
Wayne Smith .... miniature effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barry Downing .... costume supervisor: Gil Gerard
Music Department
Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music
Herbert D. Woods .... music editor (as Herbert Woods)
C.R. Cassey .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Johnny Harris .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Stu Phillips .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Rob Gilmer .... story editor (as Robert W. Gilmer)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

60 min
Color | Color (technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

As Buck is running through the spaceport after Jennifer before she boards her flight, a page is heard on the PA system asking for a 'Captain Christopher Pike' to report to Veteran's affairs offices. Captain Christopher Pike was of course the first captain of the Enterprise in "Star Trek" (1966) and was left disabled from his encounter with the Talosian's in the episode 'The Cage'/'The Menagerie'.See more »
Continuity: Wilma's hair color alternates between dark blonde and brunette throughout the episode.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Emotionally driven episode with a good closing gag, 8 October 2013
Author: amesmonde from Novelist of The Final Version

Buck goes in search of his girlfriend who inexplicably shows up in the 25th Century 500 years after he last saw her.

The title possibly plays on 'I dream of Jeannie'. Opening as mystery episode with plenty of locations it's notable for giving some background into Bucks past prior to Ranger 3's ill- fated mission, complete with a flashback/dream scene with Buck in his 80s Formica and Velo pad.

Col. Deering's (Erin Gray) hair is initially particularly dark then changes tint throughout. In addition Wilma sports a the less fitting white jacket/belt skirt then later the blue jump suit. Sadly she isn't given much to do in this episode aside from bark orders.

Beneath the surface it's an emotional episode for Buck with Gil Gerard giving full commitment especially during a death scene.

The carnival aside and despite its colourful costumes, makeup and masks this is one of the more serious toned episodes. That said, Jaws (1975) is mentioned with Twiki cracking a joke about an associated tag-line in the closing.

One of the more poignant episodes.

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