Re-run Theater: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

The Hollywood's monthly TV party follows up last month's Wonder-ful celebration of '70s superheroism by screening super-producer/thief Glen A. Larson's satiny reboot of pulp hero Buck Rogers! 1979's Buck Rogers in the 25th Century stars an amiable, ambulatory heap of protein and fur named Gil Gerard as frozen caveman astronaut William Rogers, who somehow simultaneously looks kinda like both Sean Connery and Will Ferrell depending on which angle you catch him from. He gets accidentally frozen in the far-flung future of 1987, wakes up after 500 years of William Conrad narration on some repurposed Battlestar Galactica sets, meets Erin Gray and a penis-headed tinfoil robot with a talking clock on its chest, and off they go to free the slaves of the planet Vistula. Bidi-bidi-bidi it's fucking dreck, Buck!


Wednesday 4/24


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