Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

NBC (ended 1981)


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In the year 1987, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. Aboard this compact starship a lone astronaut, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. In a freak mishap, his life-support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Ranger III was blown out of its plan trajectory into an orbit 1,000 times more vast, an orbit which was to return Buck Rogers to earth 500 years later.


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  • Gil Gerard

    Gil Gerard

    Captain William "Buck" Rogers

    Erin Gray

    Erin Gray

    Colonel Wilma Deering

    Tim O'Connor

    Tim O'Connor

    Dr. Elias Huer

    Felix Silla

    Felix Silla


    Eric Server

    Eric Server

    the voice of Dr. Theopolis

    William Conrad

    William Conrad


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    • Sequence of links needs work....

      Just wanted to watch a couple episodes. Too much extraneous material..
    • I just saw the re runs

      The year was 1987 as NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap that freezes his life-support systems, Captain William "Buck" Rogers was thrown into an orbit which returned Buck Rogers to Earth... 500 years later.

      He is susequently revived in the year 2491 by the malevolent forces of the Draconian (interstellar) Empire. He discovers that the Empire has plans to conquer Earth and escapes. When he is close to Earth he encounters the Earth Defense Force and is taken into custody. Soon after, it is revealed to him that he is 500 years in the future. The world he lived in was devastated relatively soon after he left in a nuclear holocaust. (I guess that that's why the intro says 'the last of America's deep space probes').

      Buck is shocked by this turn of events, but slowly builds a life working with the Earth Defense Directorate, who have the technology to explore the universe as well as defend Earth.moreless
    • Were they serious?

      Memory plays tricks on your mind and I was surprised when I saw a few episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century recently. What surprised me the most was just how serous they took themselves! Up until then I thought they had been playing for laughs.

      Buck Rogers was a light drama set in the disco loving 25th century where voluptuous alien women in skimpy outfits threatend to dominate the Earth. Later episodes had Buck and his friends, including "Hawk" -a cousin of Harvey Birdman or something- traveling around and exporing space on board a research vessel.

      Very much a product of its time, Buck Rogers was so tragically hip that it comes off totally campy today. Still, as I said at the top of the review, the actors never let on that they were making pure shlock aimed at children, they act as though they were making high drama! It's almost unnerving to watch.

      Like most shows of the era, it does have its lighter moments and really was family friendly. It's not the greatest show ever, but as a kid I enjoyed it and I think today's kids could too. As an adult, I call it "Mediocre" and give it a 5.moreless
    • A late 1970's and early 1980's incarnation of the classic pulp hero!

      This show came out when I was about 9 years old. I use to love this show. I saw the pilot episode at the theater and it reminded me of Star Wars. After that I would watch show every week during the first season. I must of got sidetracked during season 2. I recently bought the series on DVD. Decent story & special effects especially for the time. As a 38 year old sure its cheesy & goofy but it does bring back the 9 year old in my. I still love it! Star Trek its not but a good time it is!moreless
    • One of the better scifi shows of the 70s and 80's. Along with Battlestar Galacatica, one of e better "movie to TV crossovers"

      As you can tell from my previous reviews, I am a fan on friday night scifi shows. This was one of the great "Movie to TV crossovers" At the tender age of 11 or 12 Wilma in her skin tight uniform did things to me, kind of like " the feeling I get when I climb the rope in gym class" LOL. I have the dvd's and the acting wasnt that great as the special effects, but I love the ships. And one christmas I got one of eh raiders as a present. I really enjoyed this show, and mel blanc doing the voice of twiki was classic. I really like it when "Hawk" I believe his name was came on the show.moreless

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    beings from another world, extraordinary situations, comic book movie, fantastic adventure, space travel