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 finding a lifepod containing a golden-skinned boy, the Searcher drifts into an asteroid field and becomes stuck against one of the rocks. The only way to free the ship may reside in the strange molecular-altering powers of the boy’s companion, the “Golden Man”, who is being held captive on a nearby planet inhabited by a penal colony. Once the criminals learn of the alien’s powers, they force him to repair a makeshift spacecraft so they can escape. Buck and the golden boy must rescue the golden man from his captors before the Searcher is destroyed.
- Guest stars: Paul Carr (as Lieutenant Devlin), David Hollander (as Velis), Anthony James (as Mr. Graf), Bruce M. Fischer (as Loran), Diana Chesney (as Hag), Roger Rose (as Marcos).
Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 19 February 1981.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode, with adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.