Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: the scifi TV series so bad it was brilliant? (video)

March 1, 2022 | By | Reply More

J.B is here with a few retro-feels in this mini-doc looking at the classic 1980s TV series that was Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

The first season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century had 24 episodes, including the two-part premiere episode, with four of the storylines being two-parters. The series had a lighter tone than the pilot film, and it painted a more optimistic view of the future Earth. Human civilisation had extended once again over the earth, as well as to the stars, and the Inner City was now known as New Chicago.

After the movie pilot, no more references to bleak nuclear wastelands were made, and the environment outside was shown as lush and verdant in numerous episodes. Buck sometimes travelled outside of New Chicago without encountering any dangers, and the mutants depicted in the pilot film had vanished.

In contrast to the isolationist planet seen in the film, Earth is revealed to be at the core of an intergalactic, human-dominated government, commonly referred to as “the Federation” or “the Alliance,” with its headquarters in New Chicago.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: the scifi TV series so bad it was brilliant? (video)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: the scifi TV series so bad it was brilliant? (video)

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