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Buck Rogers [Jan. 19th, 2013|11:02 pm]
Beemer
We are surfing through the Netflix streaming selections.

Me: Ooo, is that Buck Rogers?

Monkey: Shall we watch an episode or two?

We watch the first half of the pilot.

Me: Well, that's actually not as bad as I was--

Episode: End credits song starts to play

Both: OH SWEET JESUS WHAT THE HELL IS THAT.

Next episode plays

Me: Well, still, the technobabble isn't so--

Episode: Space Disco!

Both: Oh god.

Episode: Romance from nowhere!

Me: I can't watch.

Episode: Really lousy fisticuffs!

Monkey: It doesn't work like that!

Episode: Terrible dialogue!

Monkey: I blame you.

Me: That's fair. That's fair.

Netflix: Next episode starting in 10, 9, 8...

Both: TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!
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[User Picture]From: kung_fu_monkey
2013-01-20 06:22 am (UTC)
Colonel Deering had no less than four different hair styles of varying lengths in those two episodes. I was annoyed at the inconsistency.

Despite having interstellar flight, advanced medicine, robotics, and establishing a near flawless global defense shield, no one seemed to have kept any history books or literature.

Buck couldn't fight his way out of room full of preschoolers and was a bad dancer. Really bad.

That ending song borders on being a crime against humanity. Utterly irredeemable.

I think that I'll mentally rewrite whatever ending they had for the series to something like this: Buck's adventures in the 25th century are nothing more than his dying hallucinations while freezing to death in space. Shades of "Eternal Sonata," yes, but entertainingly fitting and more believable.
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[User Picture]From: dendren
2013-01-22 04:47 pm (UTC)
but... but... he was such a snazzy dresser...

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I'm sure that is totally how they are going to dress in the 25th century!

gil_gerard
and that chest... enough to set an 11 year old gay boys heart afire. who needs acting!

:)
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[User Picture]From: shirtlifterbear
2013-01-20 08:56 am (UTC)
It's like Space 1999, cooler in our time-dimmed memories than the horrible, horrible reality.
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[User Picture]From: musikub
2013-01-20 01:28 pm (UTC)
Suddenly I have this desire for our old genius Star Trek writer Ronald D. Moore to have a go at remaking Buck Rogers for the current generation.
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[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2013-01-20 07:21 pm (UTC)
oooooohhhhhh.... I love this idea.
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[User Picture]From: kybearfuzz
2013-01-20 03:26 pm (UTC)
As a kid, I loved this show. With a kid's mentality, I didn't catch how bad certain things on the show were.

The space disco and the horrible dancing, however, I recall as being insanely stupid (almost embarrassing to watch) even as a kid.

Buck's hairy chest was the best reason to watch it. Seriously :)
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[User Picture]From: detailbear
2013-01-20 07:22 pm (UTC)
Beeda, beeda, beeda - Killjoy!





(from the roller disco episode)
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[User Picture]From: dendren
2013-01-22 04:41 pm (UTC)
I had SUCH a crush on Gil Gerard during his Buck Rogers stint. Man o man has my taste in men changed LOL
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[User Picture]From: backrubbear
2013-02-02 04:04 pm (UTC)
Both: TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!

Thanks for my morning LOL.
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