Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders.


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15 February 2009 | johnc2141
7
| corny but fun
buck rogers following in the aftermath of failed battlestar galactica was a corny but fun movie,and TV series following.it is a far cry from the classic original with buster Crabbe,who was gearing up for his last flash Gordon serial,you know flash Gordon conquers the universe in 1940.this movie serves as a pilot after a few edits at the end.Gil Gerard plays buck rogers.the special effects were pretty good,before the upcoming computer graphics so popular now.the cast is very good as well beautiful sexy and smart Erin Gray plays col Wilma deering,Tim O'Conner plays Dr.huer,Pamela Hensley as the sexy slinky and villainous princess ardala.with sinister Kane (Henry Silva)at her side.in the series Micheal Ansara assumes the role of Kane.i first saw buck rogers as a feature film at the movies.in like a few weeks later it seems it was on TV as series.about a year after battlestar galactica was canceled.incidentally buck rogers was also produced by Glen Larson.oh yeah there's also the little robot twiki played by Felix Silla.and voiced by the late great Mel Blanc(bugs bunny,Barney rubble,porky pig,etc;etc;)like i said its corny but fun,its not up to Star Wars but its fun to watch.the series lasted for two seasons.the second season was'nt as enjoyable as the first,since it was revamped and they tried to make it like star trek.as a blast from the past buck rogers delivers some good solid camp.I'm giving it 7 out of 10.

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Trivia

At 35, Gil Gérard was a bit older than producer Glen A Larson was looking for in a lead actor when casting the role. However he supposedly gave a great screen test, got on well with Erin Gray during the audition and came across as naturally likeable and charismatic. Director Daniel Haller asked Larson to forget about the character's supposed age in the original comic strip and go with his gut feeling leading to Gérard getting the role.


Quotes

Narrator: 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 ...


Goofs

When Wilma Deering gets into her fighter on board the Draconia, her helmet is marked 'Col. Deering' on the right side. In the subsequent shots during the fight, it's unmarked. A similar thing happens again close to the end of the film: When getting picking up Buck, Theo an Twiki on the Draconia, there is one shot of her with her helmet being marked 'Col Deering' - this time on the left side - whereas in all other shots the helmet is clean.


Crazy Credits

Erin Gray and Pamela Hensley appear as "dream girls" along side their names in the original (theatrical) credits.


Alternate Versions

The television version of this film substitutes the voice of Vic Perrin for William Conrad during scenes involving the Draconia.


Soundtracks

Pirate Attack
(uncredited)
Composed by
Stu Phillips

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,671,241

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,671,241

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