Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1981) – The Dorian Secret

The final episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was written by Stephen McPherson and is a bit of rumination on guilt, justice, and terrorism. The series surprised me one last time by delivering a story on 16 April, 1981, that had a lot to say, but surprise, surprise, wasn’t allowed to thrive the…

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1981) – Time of the Hawk

So the retooled Buck Rogers launched on 15 January, 1981, with a two hour premiere that was written by Norman Hudis. Fans at the time, and anyone rewatching the series, like me, must have been scratching their head over the nonsensical changes that had been forced onto the series, even as it tried to shoehorn…

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1980) – Flight of the War Witch

Flight of the War Witch, written by Rob Gilmer and Bruce Lansbury from a story by David Chomsky, closed out the first season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, with a two hour finale on 27 March, 1980. I’ve resigned myself to the campiness of the series now, but I’m a little upset knowing…