Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series Astronaut Buck Rogers, frozen in 1987, returns to a postapocalyptic Earth 504 years later. But dig it: The show, which debuted in disco-tastic 1979, is… Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series Astronaut Buck Rogers, frozen in 1987, returns to a postapocalyptic Earth 504 years later. But dig it: The show, which debuted in disco-tastic 1979, is…
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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 16, 2004; DVD Release Date: Nov 16, 2004; With: Gil Gerard and Erin Gray

Astronaut Buck Rogers, frozen in 1987, returns to a postapocalyptic Earth 504 years later. But dig it: The show, which debuted in disco-tastic 1979, is actually about a totally swinging cat bagging hot future-chicks. The fun is in watching hacky Gil Gerard, a.k.a. ''Lucky Buck,'' smirk his way from cleavage-baring space pilots to midriff-revealing aliens to distressed damsels in every corner of the galaxy. 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.

EXTRAS Technically, none, save the hugely kitschy feature film/pilot. Check out Buck's old-school cool in the face of Col. Wilma Deering's (Erin Gray) advances: ''I've been out of it for quite a while—500 years,'' he deadpans. ''I've got to go easy on reentry.''

Originally posted Nov 26, 2004 Published in issue #794 Nov 26, 2004 Order article reprints
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