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.
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.
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 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.
Erin Gray and Pamela Hensley appear as "dream girls" along side their names in the original (theatrical) credits.
The television version of this film substitutes the voice of Vic Perrin for William Conrad during scenes involving the Draconia.