Last Rewatch: 24/02/2023 - 28/04/2023

Plot (IMDb): In 1987, NASA astronaut William "Buck" Rogers is caught in a freak accident in deep space, causing his space shuttle Ranger 3 to be blown into an orbit that returns him to Earth - over 500 years later. The combination of gases that freezes him comes close to the formula commonly used in the 25th century for preservation, and his rescuers are able to revive him. In 2491, when Buck awakens from the freezing, Earth is recovering from a nuclear war and is coming under hostile attack by the Draconian Empire. In the second season, Buck has been assigned aboard the Searcher, a starship exploring the unknown reaches of space while searching for former Earth colonies that are scattered across the galaxy.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century premiered on September 20, 1979 and the last episode April 16, 1981. Buck Rogers ran for two seasons, a full season and a 13 episode season. It's one of a few shows which aquainted me to SCI-FI. I'm not totally sure but I think I watched this show for the first time on the Belgian network the BRT. I was totally hooked and I also remember being very much afraid of that vampire episode. It was called Space Vampire, episode 14, season one. Kept me awake for more than one night. Fifteen years ago or something I rewatched the episode and was so amused by that episode!


Glen A. Larson was the creator and he is responsible for a number of popular TV shows in that era: Alias Smith and Jones, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy, M.E., The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I. and Knight Rider. And this is not everything! 


About 15 years ago I believe, I purchased the show on DVD and what I remember that at first I was very excited with the first 10 episodes or something but I also seem to remember finding it hard to sit through the rest of the show. Still I want to add the show here because in part of nostalgia, it was one of the reasons I fell in love with SCI-FI. And also, it's just campy fun, it's not top SCI-FI, certainly not but all in all, it was a fun show, Wilma Deering was of course my favorite character, my first love was Sandy (Olivia Newton John) from Grease, my second love was Wilma Deering (Erin Gray) from Buck Rogers!


Last few months I have been considering re-purchasing Buck Rogers on Blu-ray, because I get the itch to see this again and what better than to see it on Blu-ray. Last week, January 29th 2021, there was an announcement that George Clooney it busy with rebooting Buck Rogers as a miniseries. Looking forward to this possible reboot.

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century - Trailer & Opening Credits &Theme Song

Episode Guide

Season 1: 

  1. Awakening (1)
  2. Awakening (2)
  3. Planet of the Slave Girls (1)
  4. Planet of the Slave Girls (2)
  5. Vegas in Space
  6. The Plot to Kill a City (1)
  7. The Plot to Kill a City (2)
  8. Return of the Fighting 69th
  9. Unchained Woman
  10. Planet of the Amazon Women
  11. Cosmic Whiz Kid
  12. Escape from Wedded Bliss
  13. Cruise Ship to the Stars
  14. Space Vampire
  15. Happy Birthday, Buck
  16. A Blast for Buck
  17. Ardala Returns
  18. Twiki is Missing
  19. Olympiad
  20. A Dream of Jennifer
  21. Space Rockers
  22. Buck's Duel to the Death
  23. Flight of the War Witch (1)
  24. Flight of the War Witch (2)

Season 2:

  1. Time of the Hawk (1)
  2. Time of the Hawk (2)
  3. Journey to Oasis (1)
  4. Journey to Oasis (2)
  5. The Guardians
  6. Mark of the Saurian
  7. The Golden Man
  8. The Crystals
  9. The Satyr
  10. Shgoratchx!
  11. The Hand of the Goral
  12. Testimony of a Traitor
  13. The Dorian Secret

Blogs written about Buck Rogers

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray (North American release)


Buck Rogers

Wilma Deering

Elias Huer

Dr. Goodfellow


Princess Ardala

Dr. Theopolis

Twiki the Robot

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