TV Series | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero.
Admiral Efram Asimov (Jay Garner), the commander of the spaceship Searcher, is said to be a descendant of the famous science fiction author Isaac Asimov.
The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and ...
Throughout the series, there are many sequences when Buck and/or Wilma would take off in one configuration of a starfighter and then different cuts would have them sitting side by side and then a moment later one in front of the other. There would also be different ships (sky sled) where they would take off in one type of ship,exterior shots show them as they fly through space in a totally different looking ship, and then either land in the same ship they took off in, or in another different looking ship.
Kipp Lennon, the vocalist who sang the theme song for the pilot, can be heard singing part of it again over the closing credits to "Flight of the War Witch".
In the two-part re-air of Awakening, the voice of the Draconia's PA announcer was changed from William Conrad to Vic Perrin - just one line of Conrad's original voice work as the Draconia's PA announcer was left in, ordering the shipping of Buck's frozen shuttle aboard the Draconia.
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