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.
The Searcher finds a derelict Zardonian bomb disposal ship crewed by seven mischievous little men. Buck offers to help them finish their disposal mission, but the curious dwarves begin to wreak havoc aboard the Searcher and severely damage Crichton’s positronic brain. With the ship out of control and heading toward a star, Twiki offers his own electronic brain to repair Crichton so he can initiate repairs to the ship. Once the dwarves realise the trouble they have caused, they offer to repair Crichton’s brain with their telekinetic mental powers.
- Guest stars: Tommy Madden (as General Xenos), Alex Hyde-White (as Ensign Moore), John Edward Allen (as General Zoman), Tony Cox (as Private Zedht), Billy Curtis (as General Voomak), Harry Monty (as General Sothoz), Spencer Russell (as General Towtuk), Charles Secor (as General Kuzan).
Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 19 March 1981.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode, with adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.