PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders.
The 90 minute theatrical film was the pilot for the television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), but was shown in theaters several months before the series aired. The film made over $21 million in North America alone.
In the year 1987, at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. The payload, perched on the nose cone of the massive rocket, was a one-man exploration vessel - Ranger 3. Aboard this compact starship, a ...
When Captain Buck Rogers fights Tigerman in the launch bay of the Draconian flagship, the actor is very dissimilar from the one in the rest of the film.
Erin Gray and Pamela Hensley appear as "dream girls" along side their names in the original (theatrical) credits.
Twiki's line "I'm freezing my ball-bearings off!" in the theatrical version is replaced with "My micro-discs are turning blue!" in the television version. In the theatrical version, "Weatherly", a pilot killed in the pirate raid is female. In the television version, footage of a male pilot is substituted.