Episode 79

Published on:

8th Nov 2020

Buck Rogers

The year was 1979, and NBC launched the last screen adaptation to date of a popular comic strip hero – after 2 seasons and 37 episodes, Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers was blown out of the network’s schedules into an orbit which left the show on ice, but now we return to Buck Rogers… 41 YEARS LATER!!

This episode sees Morgan teaching Tom all about Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, plus its beginnings and predecessors.

Why was Twiki something of a cad? Did Gil Gerard ever actually enjoy it? How does one get down and boogie?

Based on the character Buck Rogers created back in 1928, this series ran from 1979 to 1981, with its pilot episode being released as an actual film at the cinemas and everything.

Running for two seasons and 37 episodes, its two runs were completely different in tone. But it went on to become a cult favourite among fans for decades.

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Two Geeks Two Beers
Nerdy obsessions. Drunken ramblings. A nostalgia podcast about TV, film and video games.
Tom and Morgan are two mates who love talking nonsense about pop culture, while also enjoying a beer. We've taken our drunken ramblings from the pub to the studio to teach each other about all kinds of films, TV shows, video games and more. From '80s cartoons to '90s kids shows, action film franchises to cult games, we'll chat about anything remotely geek-related, often with plenty of confusion, bickering and fond nostalgia.
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