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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In the original script of the pilot, there was a subplot in which it is revealed that Kane had once been one of Dr. Huer's students. This is alluded to when Ardala comments, "You're from Earth, Kane...". Also, in the original script, during the reception for Ardala in the Inner City, there is a bantering conversation between Huer and Kane where he hints that he has progressed far further under the Draconians than Huer would have allowed him to. See more
When Wilma suggests that she and Buck fly off to see if the Draconia is armed or not, after his trial, the boom mic is visible at the top of the screen 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?
Song From Buck Rogers (Suspension) - Reprise
Composed by Stu Phillips See more