Erin Gray Boomshackalackaboom!
Ah for Buck's sake!
It's futeristic 1987 and a lone astronaut launches on a mission to explore deep space. Hold onto your seats as the 1979 special effects show him transported to the 25th centuary. The original theme tune "far away... from my home" pipes in.
But lets face facts peoples its the skimpily clad alien ladyfolk who will sell this DVD box set to thirtysomething, more than likly single, men.
Oh Erin Gray or "Colonel Wilma" as she's called what a man would not do for five minutes with you and that tight one piece jump suit. In the second episode she wears a spandex blue cat suit and there is a scence early on where she bends provatively over in front of Buck and talks about a potential breech of the earth defence perimeter - it does not need to be said what perimeter Buck is actually thinking about breeching!
Then as this episode is classily called "Planet of the Slave Girls" when caputured by Jack Palance (no kidding) she is changes into a nice little slave girl outfit and in order to escape, has to shimmy up a rope that Buck dangles down for her and there is a little sneek peek of bear buttocks from the lovely Erin.
Other titilation abounds but what I recommend checking out is the voice used for Dr Theo in the pilot episode which is as camp as Christmas which the nchanges to a more butch voice in the later series.
Timeless Series & a Great Box Set
We all know the show - if you were a fan get this box set the picture quality is excellent (probably better on dvd now than it was on tv back then). Worth it to see the lovely Colonel Wilma and the funny Twiki.
6 DVD set, all in 4:3 Full Screen with Mono sound. The DVD's are all held on plastic pages like a book. A nice looking box set as well as being entertaining.
Series one is the best of the series' in my opinion as its more true to the Buck Rogers story. As its all based on earth and how Buck copes with adapting to life if the future.
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buck rogers in the 25th century
This show is an enjoyable re working of a classic comic strip and movie serial,
Buck rogers is a 20th century astronaught frozen in his ship and thawed out in the 25th century.Buck finds the earth is a barren post appocalyptic desert with only a few habitable cities,he struggles with the loss of everyone he knew befor joining the earths defence directorate as a pilot.The show is very much of its time, but that is one of its strengths, and it still holds up to this day the effects are every bit as convincing in the digital age as they were in 1979.with ship designs by the same designer that worked on star wars, and one of the most memorable tv robots of all time, Buck Rogers never fails to entertain.this box set contains the entire first series of this two series show,
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Buck Rogers Series 1
The brainchild of Glen A. Larson, who was also the Executive Producer of BattleStar Galactica (1980 version).
A good look at the 80's view of the future of technology, back then it seemed plausable, however in retrospect they couldnt have got it more wrong, but still believable.
The stories follow a familiar format; bad guys wish to destroy Earth, Buck Rogers comes to the rescue and foils their plans, in the process rescues a beautiful girl/princess (often in spandex or short mini skirt). Saves the planet and gets the girl. Every episode ends in a positive note.
Erin Gray fans would especially like this as she has been given more parts in series 1. There's not much of her in Series 2 I believe.
Just a great 80's si-fi.
This is utter retro sci-fi cheese and its brillant! Its exactly how I remembered it the first time I watched it. Instead of grumbling at the poor effects, bad acting and cheesy lines, have a good laugh at them instead.
The similarities between Buck Rogers and Battlestar Galactica of that time are apparent, same space ship noises, special effects etc. Its a good watch and I recommend it to anyone who watched it first time around...people new to it may not enjoy it in my opinion.
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