Friday, August 19, 2011

Buck Rogers- Return of the Fighting 69th

this is episode six of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series) which I watched pretty regularly for the two years it was on.  back then, you could watch almost all of the sci-fi and fantasy shows that were on tv pretty easily.

I liked the show then, and I like it now, but I really enjoyed this episode.  here's the plot from wiki-
"Buck and Wilma go after a notorious gunrunner named Corliss who has stolen a stockpile of deadly nerve gas from the 20th-Century and plans to attack Earth with it. When two rookie pilots are killed trying to pursue Corliss to his base within the treacherous asteroid belt, Wilma reluctantly seeks the help of a long retired bomber ace named Noah Cooper and his legendary "Fighting 69th" squadron. During the attack, Buck and Wilma are captured by Corliss and his wife Roxanne Trent who both show off horrible scars from injuries they received thanks to Wilma during a previous confrontation. Wanting Buck and Wilma to suffer as they did, Corliss plans to torture them once he deals with the geriatric bombers. Soon Roxanne's deaf/mute slave girl Alicia, helps Buck and Wilma escape, and they race to flee the complex before they are all caught in the ensuing bomb attack."

the best part is it's well acted and nicely directed. you get a real sense of camaraderie between Wilma and the squadron as well.  so far it's the best episode I've seen of the show as I re-watch it again.


Chad McAlpin said...

Dude I loved this show as a kid. It was very fun and well done IMO.

Xenorama said...

i liked it a lot then. watching it now is kind of hit or miss, since they never really changed much during the run of the show, which was typical for the time period.