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.
Originally, Buck was to have been put on trial, found guilty and banished to Anarchia, along with Twiki and Theo, until Wilma comes looking for him with an idea that might prove his innocence. In the finished film, after reshoots, the story was restructured so that Buck chooses to explore Anarchia (with Twiki and Theo tagging along), until Wilma arrives to bring him back, then he's put on trial, found guilty and sentenced to be terminated, until Wilma presents him with the opportunity to prove his innocence. Since these changes came late in production, there were several tie-in publications released (including the novelization and comic adaptation) which followed the original sequence of events.
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.
The original 1979 UK theatrical release of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was cut to remove a groin kick to obtain an "A" classification.
$21,671,241 (USA) (30 March 1979)
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