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.
In the original ending for this film, Buck and Wilma celebrate the victory over Ardala and Kane by dancing to the tune of "Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town". This last scene was entirely cut and the film now ends with Buck and Wilma returning to Earth by starfighter.
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 Buck is in the ruins of Chicago and the graveyard, the likelihood of the signs in the streets and the gravestones still being legible after 450 years is nil. Weathering would have totally erased the words from the signs by then.
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.