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Buck Rodgers (1979)

Started by pacman000, March 27, 2021, 10:05:58 PM

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pacman000

Watching this now. Anyone else enjoy this show? It's cheap & corny, but I kinda like it.

Alex

 I have a signed photo from Erin Grey hanging on the wall at my computer desk. A few years ago I was at a sci-fi convention where Gil Gerard was one of the guests, but I refused to speak to him since he'd been the one who had gotten the show cancelled.
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pacman000

Didn't know he got it canceled. How?

Alex

He thought it was a silly show and didn't want to get typecast so quit.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

pacman000

That's too bad, & I'm not sure it helped his career either. Was he in anything else?

Alex

Bits and pieces here and there. He had addiction issues that did a lot to wreck his career. At one point I heard his weight had ballooned to 300lbs and he had weight reduction surgery of some kind.
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I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

LilCerberus

Loved this show as a kid, but when they did that exploration ship, it got a little drab........
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pacman000

I've enjoyed what I've seen of both seasons, but the exploration stuff did seem like a cheaper version of Star Trek.

lester1/2jr

I liked the girl robot "booty booty booooooty"

zelmo73

Quote from: lester1/2jr on April 01, 2021, 11:21:09 PM
I liked the girl robot "booty booty booooooty"

I liked that booty on Princess Ardala.  :cheers:

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FatFreddysCat

I watched it religiously as a kid - I was a "Star Wars" crazed 9 year old so anything to do with spaceships, robots, etc. was OK by me.

I remember thinking it was odd that my Dad, who normally hated "that sci-fi stuff" as he called it, always watched it with me. It didn't dawn on me till years later that he was in it strictly for the female eye candy. (Erin Gray, yowza!) :D
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jimpickens

first season was great but the second season was mediocre I think one of the reasons Gil had it canceled was it was getting to corny and kid friendly.

lester1/2jr

that lady who was in Playboy and got killed by her husband was on it once. She was super hot

Trevor

Quote from: lester1/2jr on June 22, 2021, 11:36:26 PM
that lady who was in Playboy and got killed by her husband was on it once. She was super hot

Dorothy Stratten?
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Neville

I remember watching this as a kid because they wouldn't show better sci-fi shows on the local channels. It felt as it its creators were mocking me for watching such trash. I found it childish and I was a child.
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