Blast from the Past: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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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."

Cast:
Erin Gray
Role: Colonel Wilma Deering
Mel Blanc
Role: the voice of Twiki [ eps 1-24,32-37 ]
Gil Gerard
Role: Captain William "Buck" Rogers
Thom Christopher
Role: Hawk [ 2 ]
Jeff David
Role: the voice of Crichton [ 2 ]
Jay Garner
Role: Adm. Asimov [ 2 ]
Bob Elyea
Role: the voice of Twiki [ eps 25-31 ]
Patty Maloney
Role: Twiki [eps 14 & 16]
Tim O'Connor
Role: Dr. Elias Huer [ 1 ]
Felix Silla
Role: Twiki
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Role: Dr. Goodfellow [ 2 ]
Eric Server
Role: the voice of Dr. Theopolis [ 1 ]
William Conrad
Role: Narrator [ 1 ]
Paul Carr
Role: Lt. Devlin [ 2 ]
 

Brian G Turner

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Wilma's eyes beat her's anyday. :)

Buck Rodgers was a series that typcally degenerated with its own success - no idea what the heck the convoy concept was supposed to be in later seasons, but it managed to push my interest away. Too much Battlestar Gallactica influence?
 

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Sad to say, I still remember most of the theme tune!

Fav episode: Space Rockers :D (the music from that episode has been sampled on soooo many other shows!)
 

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Here's an odd question - did any of the women actually think Gil Gerard a hunk in that series? Looking at the pictures above, Erin Gray is obviously attractive - but the pic of Gil in those gold trousers - does that actually work on the under 60's?
 

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bwahahahaha, thats like asking if david hassellof is attractive. NO. an obvious case of an all male production team with no concept of what is attractive to women.
 

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The biggest mistake this series made was season 2 and Searcher . Had they stuck wit the set up thye had in in season and improved the writing a bit , theis show might have lasted a few seasons.
 

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I recently rewatched this when it came out on DVD. Apart from the opening TV movies, It hadn't aged at all well and if I were being honest, it probably wasn't that great at the time. (I definitely preferred Battlestar Galactica). Still, the Thunderfighters remain an awesome spaceship design (perhaps my favourite) and I had a massive crush on Erin Gray at the time. (Probably the main reason I watched it, TBH.)
 

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I recently rewatched this when it came out on DVD. Apart from the opening TV movies, It hadn't aged at all well and if I were being honest, it probably wasn't that great at the time. (I definitely preferred Battlestar Galactica). Still, the Thunderfighters remain an awesome spaceship design (perhaps my favourite) and I had a massive crush on Erin Gray at the time. (Probably the main reason I watched it, TBH.)
Unfortunately , as the show progressed , they watered down Wilma Deering's character.
 

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As much as my teenage self was utterly entranced by Erin Gray’s beauty, I thought her uniform in season two was inappropriate for a colonel in the Earth defence forces.
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Not complaining about those wonderful legs, mind you.
 

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As much as my teenage self was utterly entranced by Erin Gray’s beauty, I thought her uniform in season two was inappropriate for a colonel in the Earth defence forces.View attachment 66339
Not complaining about those wonderful legs, mind you.
They ruined the character and, the less said about season 2 the better.
 
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Yeah, when set on Earth the series was interesting (at the time) but lost something when they became part of the fleet travelling through space - I guess they were trying to copy Battlestar Galactica, but it lost itself doing so.
 

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Would Buck Rogers in the 25th Century be worth a reboot?
 
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