Buck Rogers in the
25th Century was a sci-fi showed based on a radio show
and movie from the 1930's. The
TV show ran for two seasons on ABC, from
1979 to 1981, proceeded by a full featured film in 1979.
The TV series starred Gil Gerard as William "Buck"
Rogers and Erin Gray as Colonel Wilma Deering.
In this TV show, William "Buck"
Rogers, a 1980's astronaut, is subjected to a freak
space accident which forces him 500 years into the
future (he was frozen in space in the 80's and thawed
out in 2491). After nuclear war and invasion from
the Draconians, the Earthlings press on, exploring space in
search of lost earth colonies, and Buck is hired to
protect the earth from the evil Princess Ardala (played
by Pamela Hensley).
Much of the show was about Buck's
attempts at fitting in to the 25th century. He was
often assisted by his some times love interest, Colonel
Deering (Gray), as well as his robot sidekick, Twiki,
and a sentient computer thing called Theo that was often
found around Twiki's neck.