Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Season 1 Episode 1

Awakening (1)

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 1979 on NBC
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In the year 1987, NASA launched space probe Ranger III, with astronaut William "Buck" Rogers, on a 5-month trip around the solar system. However, the craft runs into a meteor storm, which disrupts its life support system and sends it into a long elliptical orbit of the Earth. In the year 2491, Ranger III again approaches the Earth, and is intercepted by the alien flagship Draconia, which is on a peace mission to Earth. Aboard the Draconia, Buck is revived by Princess Ardala and her second-in-command, Kane, whose true plan is to attack and conquer Earth. Buck is sent to Earth with a hidden homing device, which is soon discovered by Earth's Defense Directorate. Buck is found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. However, at the last minute a plan is devised to send Buck to infiltrate the Draconians in an effort to prove his innocence. (Part 1 of 2)

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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

William Conrad

William Conrad

Narrator

Felix Silla

Felix Silla

Twiki

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

the voice of Twiki

Henry Silva

Henry Silva

Kane

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Joseph Wiseman

Joseph Wiseman

Draco

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Duke Butler

Duke Butler

Tigerman

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Pamela Hensley

Pamela Hensley

Princess Ardala

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