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 suffering from an alien fever, Buck insists that a visiting ambassador and his entourage are really reptilian beings in human guise, but only he can see through their illusion. While everyone else thinks Buck is hallucinating, the aliens try to kill him and Buck must prove what he sees is real before the aliens carry out their plot to infiltrate their enemy’s defence station and destroy the Searcher.
- Guest stars: Linden Chiles (as Ambassador Cabot), Vernon Weddle (as Dr. Moray), Kim Hamilton (as Nurse Paulton), Stacy Keach Sr. (as Senior Officer), Barry Cahill (as Major Elif), Alan Hunt (as Wing Man), Frank Parker (as Captain).
Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 05 February 1981.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode, with adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.