Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between September 1979 and April 1981, and the feature-length pilot episode for the series was released as a theatrical film before the series aired.
The film and series were developed by Glen A. Larson and Leslie Stevens, based on the character Buck Rogers created in 1928 by Philip Francis Nowlan that had previously been featured in comic strips, novellas, a serial film, and on television and radio.
After capturing Raphael Argus, a notorious assassin, Buck learns that the killer is to attend a meeting with a group of terrorists known as the “Legion of Death” on the planet Aldebaran II. Since none of the group knows what Argus looks like, Buck assumes his identity and goes in his place. Buck meets the group’s leader Seton Kellogg, and learns that each member has a unique ability – Sharese is an empath, capable of reading the emotions of other people; Jolen Quince is a telekinetic who can move objects with the power of his mind; Marcos has superior strength, and Varek is a mutant with the power to walk through solid matter. Argus was a master combatant and Buck passes Kellogg’s test of skill.
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- Guest stars: Frank Gorshin (as Seton Kellogg), John Quade (as Jolen Quince), Robert Tessier (as Marcos), Nancy DeCarl (as Sharese), Victor Argo (as Raphael Argus), Markie Post (as Joella Cameron), James Sloyan (as Barnard “Barney” Smith), James McEachin (as Richard Selvan), Anthony James (as Varek), and Whitney Rydbeck (as Harsteen).
Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 11 October 1979.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode, with adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.