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.
While delivering a mysterious head-removing ambassador to peace talks at the neutral city of Oasis, Buck’s shuttle encounters a magnetic storm and crashes. Buck and Hawk must then escort the ambassador to the city on foot, with Colonel Deering and Dr. Goodfellow in tow, but the way is dangerous and only the riddles of a mysterious, little, blue-skinned alien may be the key of reaching the city alive. Buck also battles his feelings for Wilma when he learns the ambassador was a former love interest of hers and his return rekindles her affections.
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- This was a two-hour episode, later syndicated as a two-part episode.
- Guest stars: Mark Lenard (as Ambassador Duvoe), Len Birman (as Admiral Zite), Paul Carr (as Lieutenant Devlin), Donn Whyte (as Zykarian Jr.), Felix Silla (as Odee-x), Michael Stroka (as Rolla) and Alex Hyde-White (as Technician).
Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 22 January 1981.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode, with adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.