In 1987, a space phenomenon sends NASA astronaut William "Buck" Rogers and his space shuttle off course and freezes his life support systems for 500 years. In 2491, he awakens aboard the flagship Draconia, under the command of Princess Ardala and her henchman Kane, a former native of Earth. The Draconians repair Buck's shuttle, but secretly plant a homing beacon aboard to track a path through Earth's defense shield. Upon arriving on Earth, Buck learns that everyone he knew had perished in a nuclear holocaust and Earth has been rebuilt over the centuries. However, he must adjust to the 25th century, and convince the Earth Defense Directorate that the Draconians are secretly planning to conquer Earth. Written by
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To cut costs, some footage and various props were sued from Glen A. Larson's series Battlestar Galactica
(1978). Even some of the concept designs from Battlestar Galactica were used. The Terran starfighters on Buck Rogers were originally designed as the Colonial Vipers for Battlestar Galactica, but Larson had opted for a design closer than the X-Wing fighters from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) Larson then used the unused designs for Buck Rogers. See more
The opening narration states that Capt. Rogers' ship was launched in 1987. But the launch is of a Saturn V rocket, which was last used in 1973. See more
[after Tigerman has been removed for questioning
Kane, you have some explaining to do!
[sees Tigerman in bed with Ardala
I have some explaining to do?
Composed by Stu Phillips See more