Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)




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Movie Info

Gil Gerard plays Buck Rogers, an American astronaut who awakens after 500 years in space to find a Draconian princess scheming to take over planet Earth. Of course, he is mistaken for a spy and must not only save himself but the galaxy as well. This sci-fi feature was intended as a pilot for the television series.


Tim O'Connor
as Dr. Elias Huer
Pamela Hensley
as Princess Ardala
Gil Gerard
as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
Erin Gray
as Col. Wilma Deering
Duke Butler
as Tigerman
Caroline Smith
as Young Woman
Mel Blanc
as Twiki
David Cadiente
as Comtel Officer
Gil Serna
as Technician
H.B. Haggerty
as Tigerman Two
Burt Marshall
as Wing Man
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Critic Reviews for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Is to movie-going what corn flakes are to eating. Just to anticipate it is to know everything about it.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The character is again a lackluster after-thought...

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The way space jock and cosmic smartass Buck Rogers does his thing, launched into the 25th century from 1987, the audience will soon twig that he's been deep-frozen for at least 30 years longer than the script lets on: his humour is pure Playboy '50s.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The only redeeming facet in the whole sappy adventure, is Erin Gray's schoolboy fantasy Wilma Deering... But even here the script is too coy and childish to allow sex appeal to reach the stars.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

On the little screen, the eye is not discerning enough to see the obvious miniatures and shoddy special effects. It's all magnified by the big screen, as are the comic-strip lines put into the mouths of the wooden actors.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's a predictable movie mixing new-style hardware with old fashioned heroics, a routine space Western.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century


A pretty good time travel story, but it can be a bit annoying in scenes. Overall, I liked it it's cute.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

As camp as the future can get but the tv show held me spellbound for years. mThe movie was just as good.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

I was wowed by the theatrical experience of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" - almost as powerful as Star Wars for us kids! Having those sexy chicks laying around on the Buck Rogers letters during the title sequence was as sleek and attractive as a James Bond intro - gosh I loved it. It had everything Star Wars had, even though Buck was a bit of a clown, and things were set around Earth instead of some other Galaxy, making it less interesting. I thought Twiki and Dr. Theo were the cutest little robots since R2-D2 and C-3P0. I loved the disco dance party on Princess Ardala's ship - too cool! The visit to the destroyed Chicago and mutant attack was neat stuff too. The end battle was cheapo compared to the Death Star battle; we were a bit let down by that. I was overjoyed when I heard they were going to be making a TV series out of it. It's all a bit boring these days, but I'll never forget my first wowed impressions.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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