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.
Buck’s true identity is briefly questioned by the presence of Joella Cameron, one of Argus’s girlfriends, but she goes along with the deception to help Buck. However, his cover is eventually blown when an informant named Barney, who knew the real Argus, confirms he is an impostor. By then, Buck had already learned the group’s plan to destroy New Chicago by sabotaging the city’s antimatter power plant, and he and Joella race back to Earth to stop them.
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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: 18 October 1979.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode, with adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.