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(Krypton Radio)   Before Battlestar Galactica, before Babylon 5, before Star Trek & Star Wars, there was Buck Rogers. Classic sci-fi space opera at its best (w/full length movie video)   (kryptonradio.com) divider line 65
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2013-03-26 07:30:29 AM  
In before someone mentions Flesh Gordon.
 
2013-03-26 07:47:07 AM  
bidi-bidi-bidi
 
2013-03-26 08:52:22 AM  
i36.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-26 09:19:53 AM  
Duck Dodgers!  In the Twenty-Fourth and a Half Century!

/wait, who are we talking about?
 
2013-03-26 09:31:05 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: [i36.photobucket.com image 850x679]


Yup.  Exactly.
 
2013-03-26 09:32:00 AM  

Bondith: Duck Dodgers! In the Twenty-Fourth and a Half Century!


Came here for Duck Dodgers, leaving satisfied
 
2013-03-26 09:34:49 AM  

Primitive Screwhead:


I'd Roger her bidi bidi bidi if you know what I mean and I think you do.
 
2013-03-26 09:35:44 AM  
I liked season One.  Season two was an ugly mess.  Also the guy who did Battlestar Galactica did the Buck Rogers show.  True story.
 
2013-03-26 09:47:55 AM  
"In 1987, America launches the last of its deep space probes..."

When I was a kid, that was the farking FUTURE, man!
 
2013-03-26 10:04:08 AM  
 
2013-03-26 10:17:06 AM  
So, I met a guy who was CONVINCED that NASA stole the plans for the space shuttle from the intro to Buck Rogers.
 
2013-03-26 10:21:35 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Bondith: Duck Dodgers! In the Twenty-Fourth and a Half Century!

Came here for Duck Dodgers, leaving satisfied


This is my Acme Disintegrator Ray.  When it disintegrates, brother, it disintegrates.  <gun disintegrates>  Whaddaya know, it disintegrated.
 
2013-03-26 10:39:29 AM  
Erin Gray was the first and best reason to watch the damn show.
 
2013-03-26 10:52:31 AM  

hubiestubert: Erin Gray was the first and best reason to watch the damn show.


Yep
 
2013-03-26 10:53:14 AM  
Bidi-bidi-motherfarking-bidi

i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-26 10:56:20 AM  
OK, I see that Twiki and Erin Gray are covered.  Thread over.
 
2013-03-26 11:12:21 AM  
When Erin Grey was turned into a "space vampire" and tried to seduce Buck.....that......that awakened something in me.
 
2013-03-26 11:17:06 AM  

Zombie DJ: When Erin Grey was turned into a "space vampire" and tried to seduce Buck.....that......that awakened something in me.


Weird.

I just watched that episode yesterday...
 
2013-03-26 11:22:43 AM  

Vacation Bible School: This is all you need to know about Buck Rogers


WTF. Was. That.

Dear God, it was like some really really bad James Bond theme.
 
2013-03-26 11:33:36 AM  
Buckaroo Banzai, Cowboy Jeff Goldblum!

www.internationalhero.co.uk

Bowties are cool
 
2013-03-26 11:53:01 AM  
Had this on VHS growing up...loved it!
 
2013-03-26 11:56:57 AM  
www3.images.coolspotters.com
 
2013-03-26 12:13:34 PM  
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2013-03-26 12:16:12 PM  

hubiestubert: Erin Gray was the first and best reason to watch the damn show.


And second was Princess Ardala,  Pamela Hensley, the perpetually horny antagonist.

www.film.com
 
2013-03-26 12:19:13 PM  
Before Babylon 5, there was Buck Rogers.  During Babylon 5, there was Duck Dodgers.


/second favorite thing in the universe
 
2013-03-26 12:20:24 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-26 12:21:15 PM  
Should have previewed ...

i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-26 01:01:29 PM  
Flesh Gordon.  Hehe.

My GF promoted a Flash Gordon movie night and themed costume party at a local theater here in my city.

Some old roomies of mine found a VHS copy of Flesh Gordon at a garage sale for 25 cents.

I ripped it, and ran it through premiere cutting it up and doing "stuff" to it.  After the actual movie, I projected it on one of the walls in the theater lobby during the after party.  People liked it as much as the feature film and several folks asked for a copy of it.

Flesh Gordon predates the Flash Gordon movie you all know by about 3 years, btw.
 
2013-03-26 01:12:49 PM  

Pants_Optional: Also the guy who did Battlestar Galactica did the Buck Rogers show.  True story.


Original Buck Rogers holds up to 21st century viewing by adults.

Original Battlestar Galactica does not.
 
2013-03-26 01:30:29 PM  

Zombie DJ: When Erin Grey was turned into a "space vampire" and tried to seduce Buck.....that......that awakened something in me.


I had a similar experience. Not sure what about that episode that clicked. Maybe it was this:
1.bp.blogspot.com

I also noted after the last couple seasons of The Guild that Erin had a new rack installed. Still looks pretty darn good.
 
2013-03-26 01:34:08 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Pants_Optional: Also the guy who did Battlestar Galactica did the Buck Rogers show.  True story.

Original Buck Rogers holds up to 21st century viewing by adults.

Original Battlestar Galactica does not.


Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.
 
2013-03-26 01:38:14 PM  
Erin Gray was raised a nudist, BTW.
 
2013-03-26 01:42:53 PM  
I loved that show as a middle-schooler (thanks in large part to Erin Gray in the cold, cold hangar bay), but the episode featuring a troupe of roller-disco performers made me cringe even then.
 
2013-03-26 01:49:23 PM  

madgonad: Barricaded Gunman: Pants_Optional: Also the guy who did Battlestar Galactica did the Buck Rogers show.  True story.

Original Buck Rogers holds up to 21st century viewing by adults.

Original Battlestar Galactica does not.

Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.


I'm with you, assuming Gunman's talking about the Gil Gerard/Erin Gray version of Buck Rogers. I watched a few episodes of BR a while ago, on Netflix, and it was so bad, I can't believe my mother let me watch it. BSG, on the other hand, was a little cheesy, but the stories were decent, though I'm sure it helps that most of them were rip-offs of other popular movies or television shows. (You remember "The Guns of Navarrone" episode, don't you?)
 
2013-03-26 01:53:49 PM  
Terrible, wonderful, television.
 
2013-03-26 01:53:50 PM  
Oddly enough, I just started watching the series on Netflix last week.  I hadn't seen it since I was a kid.

It is shockingly bad.  The dancing (and roller-dancing) is quite amusing though.  Erin Grey definitely makes up for any shortcomings the show may have.
 
2013-03-26 01:56:28 PM  
Oh and subby, Buck Rogers was after BSG not before.
 
2013-03-26 02:05:46 PM  

Dadoo: madgonad: Barricaded Gunman: Pants_Optional: Also the guy who did Battlestar Galactica did the Buck Rogers show.  True story.

Original Buck Rogers holds up to 21st century viewing by adults.

Original Battlestar Galactica does not.

Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.

I'm with you, assuming Gunman's talking about the Gil Gerard/Erin Gray version of Buck Rogers. I watched a few episodes of BR a while ago, on Netflix, and it was so bad, I can't believe my mother let me watch it. BSG, on the other hand, was a little cheesy, but the stories were decent, though I'm sure it helps that most of them were rip-offs of other popular movies or television shows. (You remember "The Guns of Navarrone" episode, don't you?)


Was that the space cannon episode?  The ice planet with the giant anti-orbit gun on it ?
 
2013-03-26 02:08:08 PM  

Kornchex: Oddly enough, I just started watching the series on Netflix last week.  I hadn't seen it since I was a kid.

It is shockingly bad.  The dancing (and roller-dancing) is quite amusing though.  Erin Grey definitely makes up for any shortcomings the show may have.


The Gary Coleman episodes might send you into a seizure.
 
2013-03-26 02:13:07 PM  
I was never a fan of the show,  but I loved the Buck Rogers Gold Box PC games,  countdown to doomsday and matrix cubed, I think,  good use of D&D rules applied to a future setting.
 
2013-03-26 02:14:40 PM  

Kornchex: Oh and subby, Buck Rogers was after BSG not before.


I'm guessing you didn't read TFA, it's about the original Buck Rogers from the 1920s and 30s, not the TV show that everyone is talking about in the thread.
 
2013-03-26 02:37:16 PM  

Bondith: Duck Dodgers!  In the Twenty-Fourth and a Half Century!

/wait, who are we talking about?


WhyteRaven74: Bondith: Duck Dodgers! In the Twenty-Fourth and a Half Century!

Came here for Duck Dodgers, leaving satisfied


Lucky LaRue: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x531]


You're all despicable.
 
2013-03-26 02:41:35 PM  
Yes!  Original Buck Rogers!  Pulp O.G.!  Serial O.G.!  And, of course, any excuse to ogle Erin and Pamela!

I love the first season of Gil's show, but knew the second was a huge bite off of Star Trek, and Hawk was wasted story potential, they wanted a Spock analog so bad.  He had a cool space fighter, though.
 
2013-03-26 02:57:28 PM  

Pants_Optional: Dadoo: (You remember "The Guns of Navarrone" episode, don't you?)

Was that the space cannon episode?  The ice planet with the giant anti-orbit gun on it ?


Yes.
 
2013-03-26 02:57:38 PM  
blog.juno3.com
 
2013-03-26 02:59:40 PM  
That was on when I was in junior high.  Many, many kittens died on account of Erin Gray.
 
2013-03-26 03:51:18 PM  
I'll always hate Buck Rogers. The copyright holder, Lorraine Williams (grand-daughter of the original creator), spent the late 80s through early 90s ruining TSR, then-makers of Dungeons & Dragons. The Buck Rogers RPG she forced them to peddle was both prolific and shiatty.

/geek grudges last forever
 
2013-03-26 04:05:06 PM  

Pants_Optional: Dadoo: madgonad: Barricaded Gunman: Pants_Optional: Also the guy who did Battlestar Galactica did the Buck Rogers show.  True story.

Original Buck Rogers holds up to 21st century viewing by adults.

Original Battlestar Galactica does not.

Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.

I'm with you, assuming Gunman's talking about the Gil Gerard/Erin Gray version of Buck Rogers. I watched a few episodes of BR a while ago, on Netflix, and it was so bad, I can't believe my mother let me watch it. BSG, on the other hand, was a little cheesy, but the stories were decent, though I'm sure it helps that most of them were rip-offs of other popular movies or television shows. (You remember "The Guns of Navarrone" episode, don't you?)

Was that the space cannon episode?  The ice planet with the giant anti-orbit gun on it ?


yes where they measured the approach in microns  /palm
 
2013-03-26 04:07:00 PM  
adventuresinnerdliness.net
 
2013-03-26 04:45:22 PM  

AiryAnne: [adventuresinnerdliness.net image 300x243]


Hawk couldn't fly, but he could help Buck jump the shark.
 
2013-03-26 05:44:47 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com3.bp.blogspot.com3.bp.blogspot.com

BEEDI BEEDI BEEDI!
 
2013-03-26 05:46:07 PM  

ko_kyi: AiryAnne: [adventuresinnerdliness.net image 300x243]

Hawk couldn't fly, but he could help Buck jump the shark.


Yeah, but he did have a badass ship.
www.smallartworks.ca
 
2013-03-26 05:48:50 PM  
PS:

Kinda sad/mad about what the heirs to the Buck Rogers estate did to TSR Inc. after they bought it up and kicked Gary Gygax out on his butt. Bunch of trust fund brats who had not a shred of the creativity or the business sense that their ancestor did. On top of that, their constant threats of lawsuits against anyone and everyone drained what little was left of it's operating budget.

By the time of it's demise, TSR used to be known as "They Sue Regularly".
 
2013-03-26 07:11:24 PM  

TV's Vinnie: PS:

Kinda sad/mad about what the heirs to the Buck Rogers estate did to TSR Inc. after they bought it up and kicked Gary Gygax out on his butt. Bunch of trust fund brats who had not a shred of the creativity or the business sense that their ancestor did. On top of that, their constant threats of lawsuits against anyone and everyone drained what little was left of it's operating budget.

By the time of it's demise, TSR used to be known as "They Sue Regularly".


I always wondered what happened...

I'm a sad geek
 
2013-03-26 10:25:51 PM  

Dadoo: Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.


It just felt like BR had Gil Gerard sort of joking around with its premise, which gave it a smirkier, less creaky feel, while BSG had Lorne Greene chewing scenery and delivering lines with hamfisted gravitas.

Twiki might have been annoying, but BSG took itself way too seriously for a show in which the main bad guy was a robe-wearing robot prop with an elongated gumball machine for a head.
 
2013-03-26 11:49:06 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Dadoo: Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.

It just felt like BR had Gil Gerard sort of joking around with its premise, which gave it a smirkier, less creaky feel, while BSG had Lorne Greene chewing scenery and delivering lines with hamfisted gravitas.

Twiki might have been annoying, but BSG took itself way too seriously for a show in which the main bad guy was a robe-wearing robot prop with an elongated gumball machine for a head.


You think that Lucifer was the main bad guy?
www.fightingtigersofveda.com
Or the Imperious Leader?
www.netbrawl.com
Or Baltar?
kunochan.com
Or Iblis?
media.battlestarwiki.org
 
2013-03-27 12:07:52 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Dadoo: Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.

It just felt like BR had Gil Gerard sort of joking around with its premise, which gave it a smirkier, less creaky feel, while BSG had Lorne Greene chewing scenery and delivering lines with hamfisted gravitas.

Twiki might have been annoying, but BSG took itself way too seriously for a show in which the main bad guy was a robe-wearing robot prop with an elongated gumball machine for a head.


www.yuchtar.com
Hey, don't knock the head, fella!
 
2013-03-27 12:50:08 AM  

madgonad: Barricaded Gunman: Dadoo: Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.

It just felt like BR had Gil Gerard sort of joking around with its premise, which gave it a smirkier, less creaky feel, while BSG had Lorne Greene chewing scenery and delivering lines with hamfisted gravitas.

Twiki might have been annoying, but BSG took itself way too seriously for a show in which the main bad guy was a robe-wearing robot prop with an elongated gumball machine for a head.

You think that Lucifer was the main bad guy?
[www.fightingtigersofveda.com image 389x426]
Or the Imperious Leader?
[www.netbrawl.com image 699x480]
Or Baltar?
[kunochan.com image 300x225]
Or Iblis?
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 300x225]


There's a guy around my place that looks like the original Baltar. It's pretty funny to see that face selecting the firmest apples at the grocery store.
 
2013-03-27 03:14:48 AM  
i48.tinypic.com

Booty-booty!
 
2013-03-27 06:43:53 AM  
Buck Rogers was genuine Science Fiction. Think of this -  how much of the story would need to be changed in order for it to be fit in another genre, say for example the Western genre. Episodes of Buck Rogers would need a lot of reworking to fit into any other genre.Battlestar Galactica, on the other hand, could easily be reworked as westerns, war stories etc. BR used true sci-fi ideas espounded by leading sci-fi authors and luminaries at the time and BSG was a big ol' spaceship being chased by injuns.

Beedle-eedle-eedle. What's up, Buck?
 
2013-03-27 07:12:30 AM  

Optimal_Illusion: Barricaded Gunman: Dadoo: Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.

It just felt like BR had Gil Gerard sort of joking around with its premise, which gave it a smirkier, less creaky feel, while BSG had Lorne Greene chewing scenery and delivering lines with hamfisted gravitas.

Twiki might have been annoying, but BSG took itself way too seriously for a show in which the main bad guy was a robe-wearing robot prop with an elongated gumball machine for a head.

[www.yuchtar.com image 300x462]
Hey, don't knock the head, fella!


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
This is an imperious leader. The reptilian leader of the cylons in battlestar galactice, the original series...

I have no idea what that thing you posted was.
 
2013-03-27 07:13:33 AM  

Henry Turner: Episodes of Buck Rogers would need a lot of reworking to fit into any other genre.


How about no. Standard space-cowboy. Even called buck. Faithful comedy sidekick,
www.virginmedia.com
`indian` lone warrior to help fight (even with feathers on head)
adventuresinnerdliness.net


Military man, far from home, unable to return with indian warrior friend and comedy sidekick help defend town from hostiles.

Town contains local spunky female who can shoot, an older kindly man usually related to the young woman, some form of benevolent wise official and lots of stupid cowardly people who can`t fight.

It`s textbook.
 
2013-03-27 08:03:33 AM  
What eventually killed buck rogers?

Diabidibidibdis.
 
2013-03-27 12:51:32 PM  

dready zim: Optimal_Illusion: Barricaded Gunman: Dadoo: Are you serious? Both had elements of cheesy future, but BSG still holds up pretty well. BSG had limited quantities of Boxy and Muffit while there was no avoiding Tweekie.

It just felt like BR had Gil Gerard sort of joking around with its premise, which gave it a smirkier, less creaky feel, while BSG had Lorne Greene chewing scenery and delivering lines with hamfisted gravitas.

Twiki might have been annoying, but BSG took itself way too seriously for a show in which the main bad guy was a robe-wearing robot prop with an elongated gumball machine for a head.

[www.yuchtar.com image 300x462]
Hey, don't knock the head, fella!

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 699x480]
This is an imperious leader. The reptilian leader of the cylons in battlestar galactice, the original series...

I have no idea what that thing you posted was.


If you don't know, then what are you doing on Fark?
 
2013-03-27 05:21:26 PM  
 
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