Buck Rogers in the 25th Century [1979]


 

  Buck Rogers, a legendary pulp hero from two stories published in Amazing Stories in late 1920’s and innumerous comic strips published daily from then to 1967, adapted for screen two times before, in 1939 as a 12 part serial and in unfortunetly lost 1950 tv series, returns in 1979 to screen in this theatrically released tv series pilot.



Buck Rogers

  Our disco dancing hero Capt. Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard) comes from a year 1987 in which human race can send deep space probes. He is accidentally and unexplainably put in suspended animation, and he is floating around space for no less than 506 years, when he returns to our system and is captured by the alien race of space samurai who look exactly like humans led by sexy and always-in-bikini Princess Ardala (Pamela Hensley). After he is revived, they send him back to Earth with a microchip aboard his ship, so they could retrieve codes to the Earths shields and invade.



Princess Ardala

 

  Once on Earth he is not so warmly welcomed by apparently lesbian, since she didn’t respond to Buck’s sweet luvin’ skills, Col. Wilma Deering (Erin Gray), who imprisoned him under suspicion of being a spy. Once in a plastic nut house room, he is now more warmly greeted by two R2D2 and C3PO wannabes. One of them is more human like Twiki, but unlike either one of before mentioned robots he does not posses any skills except some weak walking skill and a "bidi-bidi-bidi-bidi nice body" talking skill. He replaces "nice body" with some other 20th century catch phrase he learned from Buck. The other robot is a sentient being, a sentient robot dog bowl to be precise. Dr. Theopolis. Also he’s a part of the robot dog bowl council, which by the way saved the earth after the apocalypse, and which later on decides the fate of our beloved Buck. Will Buck save Earth from the evil Draconians? Will Buck disco dance at the gala evening in honour of Princess Ardala? Will Buck get some sweet alien princess pussy? See the movie to find out!



Twiki and Dr. Theopolis

 

  The story about how this movie, and a series later on, came to be is one of some trivia value. Of course they tried to cash in on the Star Wars which came two years before. Also they had a lot of props, effects shots and costumes from controversially canceled hit series Battlestar Galactica. So if you watched it you pretty much know how this one looks. Only, Buck Rogers is much more family oriented with always fun Buck and his sidekick robots. Visually the film is camped down a notch compared to let’s say 1980 Flash Gordon, but still the camp is sky high, so any fan of camp sci-fi should love it (and who isn’t one?). The story is of course not particularly clever or interesting but the movie is still highly entertaining. Highly recommended for fans of 70s and 80s campy sci-fi, and for fans of sci-fi in general.



Tigerman

 



Space Samurai

 



Robot Dog Bowl Council In Control Of The Earth

 



Col. Wilma Deering

 



Some sweet space fighting

 



Buck looking to score some sweet alien princess pussy

 



That pathetic human won’t stand between Twiki and some sweet alien princess pussy

 

 

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2 Responses to “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century [1979]”

  1. Erin Gray (Mmmm)… the only reason I ever watched the show

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