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14 Dec 2020 1:57 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Buck Rogers is comming back" to "Buck Rogers is coming back"

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2020 9:04 p.m. PST

Good news!…

See here


Stryderg13 Dec 2020 7:45 a.m. PST

Cool. I loved the Gil Gerard series as a kid. I hope they don't screw this up.

StarCruiser13 Dec 2020 8:03 a.m. PST

One of the good things about the old '79 series was that it didn't take itself too seriously.

The Jury's still out on whether any modern producer can pull that off…

Royston Papworth13 Dec 2020 9:48 a.m. PST

And Erin Gray as Colonel Wilma was an inspiring choice…

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

All I ask is: "Get rid of Twiki."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2020 2:43 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed the news boys! (smile)


USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2020 3:11 p.m. PST

Watched it as a kid. Caught an episode about a year ago as I was flipping channels so I watched until I couldn't stand it anymore; complete garbage; but I liked it as a kid.

Garand13 Dec 2020 4:31 p.m. PST

A lot of those old shows have not aged well. I watched the original Battlestar Galactica as a kid & loved it. Watching it now I realize how campy it actually was.


rmaker13 Dec 2020 7:50 p.m. PST

Too bad they won't be able to have "Brigadier Gordon" do a guest appearance.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2020 10:35 p.m. PST

The first season of Buck Rodgers was slightly tongue in cheek and was a fun fast paced adventure.
Season Two they wanted to do relevant things and the show as not nearly as good. Twiki and Dr. Theopolus were great characters IMHO. The new robot in Season Two was awful and so were most of the new characters.

I have low expectations for any new version.

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Stryderg14 Dec 2020 5:13 a.m. PST

A lot of those old shows have not aged well.

Makes you wonder how our grandkids will feel about what our kids are being brought up on. My kids never watched the Batman TV series, but did watch the Dark Knight trilogy. So how will the next generation Batman be "reimagined/rebooted".

Now, my kids have watched and liked Hogan's Heroes, MASH and Gilligan's Island. So aging well is possible.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2020 11:06 a.m. PST



SBminisguy14 Dec 2020 11:48 a.m. PST

Woke Rogers, anyone??

RudyNelson15 Dec 2020 7:42 a.m. PST

The idea that every show has to have a moral message is what is wrong with current TV and Movies.
You cannot find a TV show not affected by attempts to support BLM or other social causes. I now only watch five hours of TV each week on networks. My viewing hours are still there but a lot of classic TV.

Yes Buck and BSG were campy but they were straight forward fun as were UNCLE and many others.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2020 9:19 a.m. PST

I would love to see a reboot of Buck Rogers, but like RudyNelson, I would hate to see it be yet another dark, angst-filled moral soup with brooding characters and call-outs to contemporary moral dilemmas. Just make it fun!

USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2020 1:05 p.m. PST

The idea that every show has to have a moral message is what is wrong with current TV and Movies.

Well stated. And most plots and characters are retreads of what's already been made. It would be nice to have something original and creative. An adventure story without all the symbolism of contemporary themes.

wballard14 Jan 2021 4:04 p.m. PST

Plus one on Erin Gray.

Sargonarhes17 Jan 2021 9:23 a.m. PST

RudyNelson you hit the nail on the head why I don't watch TV any more and pretty much stay with older series or just anime alone.

A new Buck Rogers would be nice, but I don't have my hopes up.

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