THIS IS the theatrical release of the movie \'buck rogers in the 25th century,
it was split into 2 tv episodes,with a few more scenes, that are not included
you might want to look for the torrent with the ripped TV series for that version..
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by
Universal Studios. The series was developed by Glen A. Larson and ran for two seasons, from 1979 -
1981. The feature-length pilot episode for the series was released theatrically several months before
the series aired.
The film and series were based upon the Buck Rogers character created by Philip Francis Nowlan that
had been featured in comic strips and novellas since the 1920s ... and on the CBS and Mutual radio
networks, airing several times each week from 1932 to 1947
Concept and broadcast history
Inspired by the massive success of Star Wars two years earlier, the pilot film opened in cinemas on
March 30, 1979. Good box-office returns led NBC to commission a full series, which began on September
20, 1979 with a modified version of the theatrical release, which trimmed or altered some racier
scenes — including a popular reference by Twiki to his \"freezing his ball bearings off\" —and omitted
the death of one character — Tigerman, Princess Ardala\'s henchman — who would later appear in several
episodes of the series. There was also some footage added, including Buck exploring his new quarters,
and his first conversation with Dr. Theopolis regarding the nature of Anarchia.
Making the movie
The movie was originally slated for release for September 1978 according to director Daniel Haller, in
an interview for Fantastic Films Magazine, Sept \'79. There were several start dates for filming but,
were repeatedly delayed due to casting problems.
The movie\'s opening credits featured a song Suspension sung by Kipp Lennon and co-written by Glen
Larson using the same score as the series main title (as an instrumental rather than with lyrics).
To make Buck appear frozen in his space shuttle he was sprayed with dry shampoo. Because of this
Gerard couldn\'t open his eyes or move. During the waits between takes, he reportedly dozed off.
Aerial dogfights were choreographed with the aid of a Hewlett-Packard 45 computer.
The ruined City of Chicago called Anarchia was shot on the back lot of MGM Studios.
Several stock shots portraying futuristic buildings on Earth are that of remaining pavilions on the
site of Expo 67, including the British and French national pavilion (now open as the Montreal Casino).
These shots were originally filmed for the Battlestar Galactica episode, \"Greetings from Earth\" where
they were said to be the ruins of \"Paradeen City.\"
The movie grossed over $21 million in the U.S. and was later released internationally.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in North America (Region 1)
on November 16, 2004. While it does contain every episode (from both seasons) of the series, it is not
complete. The original movie version of the first episode is included in the set instead of the
extended television version that was broadcast when the show became a series for which new segments
were filmed to help set up the weekly series. The shots included Buck checking out his new apartment
and Buck being approached by Dr. Huer and Wilma to be in effect a secret agent for the Earth
Directorate (the latter scene is also remembered as the first appearance of the popular catsuit-style
uniform Erin Gray would wear throughout the first season). While the new footage lasts less than five
minutes in total, it was not included in the DVD release. It is shown when the series is syndicated.
The series was released on DVD in Europe (Region 2), though each season was released separately as
opposed to all in one set like the Region 1 release. Season 1 was released on November 22, 2004 and
season 2 on October 31, 2005, neither of which had the same cover artwork as the Region 1 release.
Notable differences are the addition of subtitles for various European languages, and translated text
sections on the DVD boxes.
Gil Gerard - Captain William Buck Rogers
Erin Gray - Colonel Wilma Deering
Tim O\'Connor - Dr. Elias Huer (first season)
Pamela Hensley as Princess Ardala (first season)
Wilfrid Hyde-White - Dr. Goodfellow (second season)
Thom Christopher - Hawk (birdman) (second season)
Jay Garner - Adm. Efrem Asimov (second season)
Paul Carr - Lt. Devlin (second season)
Felix Silla - Twiki (physical performance)
Mel Blanc - Voice of Twiki (first season, plus second season episodes starting with \"The Crystals\"
through \"Testimony of a Traitor\")
Bob Elyea - Voice of Twiki (second season episodes \"Time of the Hawk\" to \"The Golden Man\")
Eric Server - Voice of Dr. Theopolis (first season)
Jeff David - Voice of Crichton (second season)
William Conrad - Narrator (first season)
Season 1 (1979–1980)
1.1 & 1.2 \"Awakening\" (September 20, 1979) – two-hour episode, a revised version of the theatrical
release Buck Rogers in the 25th Century with a different opening credits sequence and additional
scenes. Syndicated as a two-part episode. (Note: the theatrical version of the pilot, not the TV
version, is included in the 2004 DVD release.) Guest stars included Henry Silva as Kane, Joseph
Wiseman as King Draco, Duke Butler as Tigerman, and Pamela Hensley as Princess Ardala.