Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century (1980): S01E16 – A Blast for Buck


Introduction

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.

Outline

A strange device materialises upon Dr. Huer’s desk and presents a riddle for Buck. Unable to solve the peculiar puzzle, Dr. Huer believes that the device was sent by someone with a grudge against Buck so he scans Buck, Wilma and Twiki’s memories to review many of the villains they have crossed paths with. Meanwhile, Dr. Theopolis tries to logically narrow down the culprit – or the prankster – responsible for the curious riddles.

Trivia

  • This episode is a “clip show,” composed mainly of footage from previous episodes.
  • Guest star: Gary Coleman (as Hieronymus Fox).

Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 17 January 1980.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode, with adverts).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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