Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1 (1979 - 1980)

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Season 1
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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With its lo-fi special effects and smirking lead, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century is the epitome of sci-fi pulp - and still difficult to appreciate, even on an ironic level.

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Critic Ratings: 15

80%

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User Ratings: 6

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 20, 1979
2
Air date: Sep 20, 1979
3
Air date: Sep 27, 1979
4
Air date: Sep 27, 1979
5
Air date: Oct 4, 1979
6
Air date: Oct 11, 1979
7
Air date: Oct 18, 1979
8
Air date: Oct 25, 1979
9
Air date: Nov 1, 1979
10
Air date: Nov 8, 1979
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Tv Season Info

The daredevil astronaut travels to Earth circa 2400 after being frozen in space, and awakens to help defend the planet against alien invaders.

Critic Reviews for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

At best, the formula works like vintage Bond (explicitly so in the title sequence). But too much time is wasted with stale Star Wars plagiarisms, including the screen's dullest robot.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Some intelligent, sophisticated people have knocked themselves out to transform bland into bland.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The smug Gil Gerard, painfully sucking in his gut for the skin-tight white future-suit, dashes about, a plank with a haircut, hoping to echo the swagger of Harrison Ford's Han Solo and missing by light-years.

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

Gil Gerard's Rogers is just a big, smirky, takecharge jerk. No sooner does he revive than he's showing the fighter pilots of the 25th century how to do their stuff.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Sadly, with every sweet innuendo and outlandish guest star (Jamie Lee Curtis as a penal-colony prisoner? Gary Coleman as a thawed-out genius? Groovy!) in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century comes a plodding sci-fi plot.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This is 30 hours of chunky homestyle sciffy goofiness.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Has pretensions to mediocrity, a goal far too high for it to reach.

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

If there's any justice, the Buck will stop here and soon.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

An entertaining diversion from a bygone era - much like Buck himself. The performances are better than they would be in the series that followed and it's a good example of the kind of TV Sci-Fi they don't make anymore.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The show was cheap and chintzy, full of "wacky" robots and stupid villains.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

A routine space Western

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The whole show is one long scarydisco flashbasic, basically...

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1

  • Mar 03, 2019
    The movie is a lot of fun to watch and while the TV-Series is not as good, its surprisingly entertaining. Many costumes are cheesy and the episodes can be rather basic, but what keeps this going is the actors. Gil Gerard and Erin Gray are excellent and it���s a joy to see them in action. There are some gems, Space vampire and A Dream of Jennifer are both rather good.

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