Thursday, November 19, 2009

TV was better when I was a kid (Episode 1)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was a science fiction adventure television series that ran for two seasons between 1979 - 1981 on NBC. It's premise was that Captain William Anthony "Buck" Rogers (Gil Gerard) a NASA pilot who commands the space shuttle Ranger 3 launched in May 1987 and is cryogenically frozen for 504 years returns to Earth after his derelict spacecraft is discovered in the year 2491. The thing is the Earth was rebuilt following a nuclear war on November 22, 1987 and is now under the protection of the Earth Defense Directorate.

Now, this is why I think this TV show is better than anything you watch now:

Captain Rogers friend and romantic interest Colonel Wilma Deering, played by Erin Gray. Whats not to like except the annoying robot sidekick Twiki and...

...the chief villain Princess Ardala (Pamela Hensley) whose main objective was to conquer the Earth, and secondary objective was making Buck her boy toy.

Oh yeah, how about Gary Coleman as Hieronymous Fox "The Cosmic Whiz Kid"?

If you still are not convinced go check out full episodes on especially the episode Cruise Ship to the Stars. Miss Cosmo is out of this world.

*Much love to Justin over at Siempre La Luna for Spaceman Love Tang inspiration.

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