Buck Rogers In the 25th Century, Season 1
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"In the year 1987, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. Aboard this compact starship a lone astronaut, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. In a freak mishap, his life-support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Ranger III was blown out of its planned trajectory into an orbit 1,000 times more vast, an orbit which was to return Buck Rogers to earth 500 years later." Blast off with Season 1 of the action-packed sci-fi adventure Buck Rogers In the 25th Century! Join legendary intergalactic crimefighters William "Buck" Rogers (Gil Gerard) and Colonel Wilma Deering (Erin Gray) as they lead the crew of the starship Searcher against a galaxy of evil from the past, present, and faraway future.
|1||VideoAwakening, Pt. 1||Part 1 of 2. Frozen in space in the year 1987, Buck Rogers is awakened 500 years later on an alien vessel.||46:34||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoAwakening, Pt. 2||Part 2 of 2. Buck makes a startling discovery about Princess Ardala's plans for peace.||46:32||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoPlanet of the Slave Girls, Pt. 1||Part 1 of 2. Buck investigates when Earth's defense squadron becomes incapacitated after ingesting poisoned food.||48:32||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoPlanet of the Slave Girls, Pt. 2||Part 2 of 2. Buck and Danton recover from their crash, but now they are stranded in the desert.||48:26||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoVegas In Space||Buck attempts to rescue a kidnapped girl from an orbiting gambling paradise.||48:36||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoPlot to Kill a City, Pt. 1||Part 1 of 2. A band of assassins plans to wreak vengeance on Earth by obliterating New Chicago.||48:36||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoPlot to Kill a City, Pt. 2||Part 2 of 2. Buck faces mortal danger when his true identity is discovered.||48:35||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoReturn of the Fighting 69th||A retired starfighter is called to action to blast through a treacherous asteroid belt.||48:36||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoUnchained Woman||Masquerading as a convict, Buck and a female prisoner are handcuffed together and break out of jail.||48:34||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoPlanet of the Amazon Women||Buck is put on the auction block after being kidnapped by two conniving females.||48:25||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoCosmic Whiz Kid||A child genius from the 20th century is kidnapped by a ruthless criminal.||48:31||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoEscape from Wedded Bliss||Princess Ardala agrees to spare Earth from total destruction if Buck marries her.||48:36||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoCruise Ship to the Stars||On board a luxury space yacht, Buck must protect a genetically perfect woman from a kidnapper with strange powers.||48:38||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoSpace Vampire||A "mythical" creature that drains the souls of its victims pursues Col. Wilma Deering.||48:34||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoHappy Birthday, Buck||A vengeful assassin marks Dr. Huer as his next target while plans are made for Buck's 534th birthday party.||48:31||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoA Blast for Buck||A mysterious device that threatens Earth appears in Dr. Huer's office.||48:27||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoArdala Returns||Buck is forced into a dogfight in space against a duplicate of himself.||48:30||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoTwiki Is Missing||Three treacherous females kidnap Buck's robot drone Twiki.||48:28||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoOlympiad||Buck must help an alien athlete defect before a bomb planted in the man's head explodes.||48:36||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoA Dream of Jennifer||Buck's 20th-century girlfriend mysteriously appears in New Chicago.||48:26||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoSpace Rockers||The manager of a rock group uses their music in a plot to exert mind-control over the youth of all civilized worlds.||48:32||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoBuck's Duel to the Death||Buck battles a ruthless dictator who vanquishes his opponents with lethal bolts of electricity.||48:32||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoFlight of the War Witch, Pt. 1||Part 1 of 2. Princess Ardala and her evil cohorts follow Buck through a black hole.||48:36||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoFlight of the War Witch, Pt. 2||Part 2 of 2. Inhabitants of the planet Pendar demand that Buck supply them with conventional weapons to fight their enemies.||48:35||£1.89||View In iTunes|
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Biddy biddy brilliant
Ah Buck Rogers, the tongue-in-cheek staple of early eighties Saturday night ITV. Season one was a dream, not least becausae of Gil Gerard as the out-of-time astronaut and Erin Gray as the foxy Wilma Deering. Some okay special effects for the time and decent storylines make this well worth another look. Just a pity about that pricetag. Give season two a miss (it was so poor despite the cool, enigmatic Hawk), but settle back and reflect on a time of disco-themed space shenanigans as you rocket down memory lane.
Great cult series, shame about being ripped off...
This is one of the all time greats. Simply classic cult television. Of course, the charming and stunning Col. Wilma Deering a.k.a Erin Gray, not only added charm and sophisication to the show, but turned men into giggling boys.
What is every boys dream? Yes, you guessed it, to travel into space and with this show you are able to enjoy every second as if you were there yourself. Simply being able to follow the further adventures of Buck Rogers a.k.a. Gil Gerard on more adventures, flying around the cosmos, with space battles and robots; not forgetting the lovely Wilma, was a boys dream.
I was very fortunate to meet Erin once and she is still just as wonderful and attractive I remembered, all those years ago. I also had a photo taken and she gave me a hug; I did not wash my shirt for a whole week. I can also remember walking around with this stupid grin of my face for weeks and weeks afterwards.
As a child growing up, I can remember watching each episode with excitement and antisipation. Terms like the Earth Defense Directorate became a house hold name and meeting characters like Dr. Theopolis, Dr. Huer and Twiki propelled us into the 25th century where the world was a very different place and nuclear war had all but destroyed the human race.
Some of you will no doubt have your on opinion as to what made this show great or a complete flop. I have to admit however that the second series was (at times), a complete waste of time. Characters like Hawk was such a rediculous character to introduce and searching for the lost, what? humans, in the where, doing what! What was that all about?
However series 1 was brilliant and if I could, I would award six stars. Simply being able to see Erin in those tight lyrca outfits gets my vote. As for series 2, just bear in mind that those tight lycra outfits kept on getting shorter and shorter.
I think the only really disappointment here is itunes. Come on guys, you have this series for quadruple the price of anywhere else. What is that all about? How can you charge so much for series that was created nearly thirty years ago. What a complete rip off.
5 stars for show, 2 stars for iTunes quality
I am aware that this is "archive" TV - however, I have coincidentally recently been witness to the pilot show (the first two episodes here, Awakening) from a non-legit source, and in spite of having PAID for this version on the strength of that, the quality of these episodes is absolutely dire compared to that "other" version.
The price for the entire show is also incredibly prohibitive. I wouldn't be registering this secondary complaint if quality was at least equivalent to what can be obtained from alternative sources... but can we seriously be expected to willingly choose to sacrifice *quality* simply to know that we didn't buck the system?
When are the TV and movies companies going to get this? I am, after all, one of those people who expressly *wishes* to (and is able to) pay for licensed versions of TV shows and movies, and yet issues like this continue to prevail.
Some parts of the pilot story were so dark that as a viewer, I could not discern what was going on (even with the lights off!). Whichever side of the iTunes equation is responsible for this situation needs to sorely reassess their approach to production of these purchases.
So, to recap: great classic 70s show, as far as I got with it (even in spite of the technical limitations) - terrible service from iTunes.