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Gil Gerard and Erin Grey in an exclusive new BUCK ROGERS clip!!!

Published at: March 5, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here with a neat little treat. A while back I posted a teaser trailer for an upcoming BUCK ROGERS Web Series by James Cawley, who is famous for his STAR TREK: PHASE II web series. It got me excited and I suppose it must've gotten Cawley's attention, because no sooner did I get back from THE RUNAWAYS today to find an email from James asking if I'd like to debut this exclusive clip on AICN. The video may still be processing at YouTube, it should continually look better and better as the day goes, but what we have here is a clip showing a young Buck Rogers (BOBBY RICE), who is working on his parents (played by Gil Gerard and Erin Grey) to let him go to France to join the Air Corp during World War I. I have to say, it warms my heart to see Gil and Erin together on screen - and I believe I'd tune in to watch her snap veggies all day, every day. What a lovely lady! Can't wait to see the more science fictiony aspects of this Web Series... but thanks to Mr Cawley for giving us a sneak peek at what he's up to!!!





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  • March 5, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Aren't there

    by unkempt_sock

    supposed to be spaceships and shit?

  • March 5, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry

    by djdeathstar

    How about that Roaman Polanski stuff eh? so what did you do with the money?

  • March 5, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    great spelling eh

    by djdeathstar

  • March 5, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    djdeathstar

    by HEADGEEK

    what?

  • March 5, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry- SPOILER ALERT in your Alice Review? Huh?

    by D.Vader

    Or what? You dropped the ball on that one.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    bee dee bee dee bee dee

    by Powerring

    hiya Buck...

  • March 5, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    you know what

    by djdeathstar

    How can you support Polanski shame on you what happened to you Harry and this site people are leaving in there droves:(

  • March 5, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Warms the heart...

    by I_am_not_Henry_Silva

    ...indeed. My wife and I just started re-watching the DVD set this past week. Kismet!

  • March 5, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Yup, Erin Gray was HOT . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    HOT HOT HOT . . .

  • March 5, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Amen to the Erin Grey love

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Probably my tv first crush. Soon to be followed by Connie Seleca in "The Greatest American Hero."

  • March 5, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Has hollywood given this guy a shot?

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    This guy deserves one.Seriously!This fella(s) can easily run a TV show.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Roman Polanski: Eve Plumb was HOT...

    by AzulTool

  • March 5, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Holy crap, that wasn't bad!

    by Clavius

    Seriously, more please!

  • March 5, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Eutisclay

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    How bumpkins would know? Well, I know nobody pays much attention to 'em nowadays, but way back then they had news sources called "newspapers" which continued both accurate and inaccurate accounting of events in far off places written by people called "reporters" and printed on something called "paper."<p>Sarcasm aside, many think that newspapers were largely responsible for the US's Spanish-American War about fifteen years before WWI so, as to how bumpkins would know, there you go.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Bicycle Sharer

    by thatswhatshesaid

    Ditto on both counts

  • March 5, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Lucas, you are BEAN selfish!

    by daggor

    At least, it sounded like a pun to me. Erin Grey is still a beauty.Unthink, unthink, unthink!

  • March 5, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Gonna take a lotta mustard

    by IForgotAbout19

    To eat all that ham.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Erin Gray's giclee's were so hot

    by MacReady452

    Always loved her and I would get pissed when Ricky Schroeders gay ass would get in the way.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Gary Coleman out in the cornfields then?

    by alan_poon

  • March 5, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Polanski

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Deserves to go to jail for whatever sentence the judge deems necessary. But first I need to see "The Ghost Writer." Polanski's a great filmmaker but that doesn't excuse either his crime or his flight. One wonders if the apologists (and, trust me, I love Polanski's films and just discussed this with the missus last night) would be quite so forgiving of any forty-four year old Joe Schmo who had sex with their thirteen year-old daughters or sisters and then fled before sentencing. Again, I love his movies but don't take the "bait" if you've got no time to wait.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Spoiler alert muthafucka!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 5, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    ...Christ. Are They Wearing Enough Makeup?

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...my God - did they dig up Heath Ledger for this clip and slap "Jokerface" on him? It looks like animated Movieland Wax Museum figures.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Eutisclay

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I gotcha. Just having some fun there. My grandparents (and great-grandparents), too, were country bumpkins (farmers), but I do know that they stayed pretty informed with both newspapers and radios. No need to apologize for bumpkin. I proudly wear the label myself though I'm probably not fooling anybody in L.A. ;-)

  • March 5, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    eustisclay and Menstrual_Bloodfart

    by djdeathstar

    you guys smell like ass you two couldent care less well i do and it seems like Harry couldent care less as long as Polanski makes movies im a movie fan but im not gonna support someone like that as for fire and brimstone since when did you have to be religous to have morals stupid idiots

  • March 5, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Newspapers

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I used to subscribe, but, now, what's the point? Interwebs!

  • March 5, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Gil Gerard and Patrick Bergin separated at birth?

    by agentf1

    Wow, as they are getting older they sure look a lot alike. Wow at 2:26 that was definitely the classic Gil Gerard/Buck Rogers smirk (I think perhaps Erin surprised him with that line)

  • March 5, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    It's the scene from fucking Star Wars

    by Gozu

    Give me a fucking break! What next, the amazing clip where he stands in the middle of a corn field watching the FOUR suns set? FAIL.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    LOL. Phase 2.

    by SG7

    The problem with Phase 2 is that it SUCKED ASS. Why would I want to watch more? Will this new show have massive starships skidding through space and doing "burnouts" and "barrel rolls" rendered with all the finesse of a commodore 64?

  • March 5, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    he who is without sin.

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    roman polanksi has suffered enough. the girl has moved on, has forgiven polanksi and has a nice life now. it was the 70's. it was a beverly hills house party. her parents NEVER should have let her go. polanksi served 6 mos. in jail. the senetence was about to be served, but the judge was having too much fun with cameras in his face. not to mention his wife had recently been slaughtered by the manson family. he wasn't in a great frame of mind. i think it's time to move on. all the self-righteous pricks who bitch about polanksi need to stfu. how long ya gonna roast a man on the coals? has he been in trouble since? no.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    We're talking POLANSKI in here?!?!?!?!

    by Skraggo

    God DAMN it, give it a rest. Or at least confine it to the "Ghost Writer" TB's. Fuck. And honestly, at this point, what else is there to say about it? It's been hashed out ad nauseam on this site for the past couple of weeks now.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    met Erin Grey 3 years ago

    by HEADGEEK

    and she is definitely hotter than any of the so-called Cougars I see annointed as hot Cougars. In the clip, she is made to look like a woman who works on a farm with her family.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    BeeDeeBeeDeeBeeDee

    by SonnyBonoWigDo

    this looks like crap, Buck. this looks as bad as that Sci-Fi Channel Flash Gordon series.

  • March 5, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Homer Polanksi: "Mmmmm, raping kids"

    by AzulTool

  • March 5, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    God that was a great show! Needs to be revived!

    by boostergold76

    We need a new Buck Rogers on Sci Fi..and not from the douche bags who redid Flash Gordon. Either that or a live action movie. God Erin Gray was smoking hot!

  • March 5, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Buck Rogers

    by Skraggo

    Back on topic --- I thought it was cool seeing Gil and Erin together again. Especially as Buck's parents. Just a few nights ago I started watching their old series again on Netflix. Shit, did I love that thing as a kid. I had the starfighter toy, but weirdly I never had any of the actual action figures. I think I ended up putting Star Wars figures in it. Anyway, yeah, Erin was probably my first TV crush. Although my little pre-pubescent brain was already torn between Col. Deering and Princess Ardala. I wasn't yet sexually creative enough at that age to consider a three-way.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I was expecting to hear BIGGY-BIGGY-BIGGY...let him serve, Buck.

    by Professor_Monster

    And Grey is still hot in my book. There's an episode of Silver Spoons that took place on the beach - Erin Grey loses something in the sand and in bikini, she droppes on all fours and started to sift, spinning around in every direction, including her butt right to the screen. I had to tarnish my silver spoon thank to that episode

  • March 5, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    That did indeed warm the cockles in my heart...

    by Gabba-UK

    At least Wilma and Buck got together in another universe. Why the Erin Grey love some are asking? Because put simply, Erin Grey in her prime was and still is one of the hottest women that ever graced this Earth. End of discussion.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Professor_Monster

    by jarjarmessiah

    Thanks for making me laugh. I take it djdeathstar got banned because I have no idea what anyone is talking about.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Notice how Gil Gerard is only shot from the chest-up?

    by YackBacker

    He went through gastric bypass a few years ago, but I wonder how that all worked out. Homey was large pre-surgery.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Great to see them, but it's creepy; Gil looks like...

    by Keblar

    My dad now. o_0

  • March 5, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    So cool to see them both again

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I was a big fan as a kid. This clip had more heart than all of JJ's Star Trekwars.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Gil Gerard Was Married to Connie Selleca

    by kevinwillis.net

    From 1979 to 1987. After the divorce, he started hitting the Häagen Dazs. Then he ballooned up to 350 pounds.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Honestly, was barely watchable

    by CENOBITE

    This clip, despite having some good actors, was pretty amature. Bad sound, static cinematography etc, etc. This guy's heart is in the right place, but man... he needs to go back to film school.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    "Harvest is when I need you most. Only one more season. This yea

    by George Newman

    It is definitely very star wars. Can't believe Aunt Beru is holding him back, too.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Gil Gerrard actually seems capable of acting!

    by Royston Lodge

    The quality of this clip is certainly a step above the Star Trek: Phase II stuff.<p> Do we know if the fx are going to be an update from the old tv show, or if they're going with new designs that are more "steampunky"?

  • March 5, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Way to go!

    by Lornsorrow

    That was great. And very very good to see Gil and Erin together again. They still got it! And its very cool to see them getting on board a web episode thing. For two seasoned actors to jump on board is definitely cool on their part. Erin certainly was hot, and one of my first tv crushes back in the day. She's still looks pretty good, they obviously have her made up for the part, but I've seen some other shots of her and she's lovely. And I love seeing the famous Gil smirk. This guys has had health issues and weigh problems over the years and fought it back as much as he could. Anyway, AWESOME CLIP, MORE PLEASE!

  • March 5, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Old Gil Gerard & Old Lee Majors...separated at birth?

    by Mistahtibbs

    Nice clip.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Search for "Erin Grey Dark Justice" on YouTube.

    by Tacom

    A clip from a show in the early 90s. It is AWESOME.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I meant "Erin GRAY".

    by Tacom

  • March 5, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Wonderful to see them onscreen together again.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    The kid's dialogue was a bit stilted but that'll get better. Big thumbs up from me with this, looks like the start of something great, and you can count me, enthusiastically, in.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Wow that was really good.

    by Angry Mike

    Gil and Erin haven't lost it as actors.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    "There'll be other wars."

    by Ingeld

    I love that line--as if she is trying to console a disappointed ten year old. "Don't worry, honey, there will be other trips to the lake." One can only hope. BTW, I agree with all the Erin Gray reminiscing. She was the real reason I watched the show back in the 70s.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    And how is this Buck Rogers?

    by IndyCollector

    I'm not getting it. It looks like some Lifetime movie-of-the-week bullshit.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Acting

    by mjbok1

    The acting in that scene was laughably bad. I wanted to see the video for pure nostalgia, but wow was that acting wooden.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Pretty cool

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Yeah technically its a bit ropey and the script is wanting but i liked seeing those buck and wilma together again and I think Erin Gray is still pretty.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Old Buck needs to dance in the future

    by GornPirate

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPl0u1nCEhw

  • March 5, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Buck Rogers: The Web Series?!

    by Arcangel2020

    Wow! First of all, thanks for posting this little clip of the new "Buck Rogers"...it looks somewhat promising, knowing that the series producer is going to keep it "old school" If the acting in this clip is in any way a precursor to what the series is going to be like? All I can say is..Hey SyFy programming Retards! Are you paying attention?!? You jackassess!! It WAS most definitely a treat to see Gil Gerard and Erin Grey together again, playing key roles as opposed to a misused and totally bad cameo appearence that a lot of re-boot series/movies tend to do when it comes to giving the old nod/wink to the old series which the new one or movie is re-doing (Hell, I am not afraid to admit by saying..I actually saw the "Buck Rogers In the 25th Century" Movie when it came out in the theaters back in..what? 1978/79 I think? I was just a kid and I was so excited to see it brought to TV...only to be severely disappointed at what NBC did to it...although nowadays, I kinda dig the really cheesy over the top space-70ies/80-ies theme of the old series! Ha ha!!). My only question is...if this is going to be a "Web Series"? Will it be a pay site or free for fans to enjoy?

  • March 5, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    How fun!

    by PennyB

    Folks get old, they change. Deal with it, young ones. Was such fun to see the "old" Buck and Wilma as parents of a new larval hero!

  • March 5, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Gil and Erin...charging for autographs as ComicCon

    by OpticNerve

    A few years back I was overjoyed to see two of my childhood heroes...Erin Grey and Gil Gerrard, at ComicCon. I rushed up to them and said "Hi" and asked if I could have an autograph. I was saddened to hear they were charging $10 for each of their autographs. I said 'no thanks' and started walking away. Mr. Gerard yelled after me 'Well how much is it worth to you?'...to which I replied 'nothing...now'...true story. Most disappointing meeting of an idol in my entire lifetime.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah Harry, shoulda know you'd punk out...

    by D.Vader

    And not own up to your mistakes. Why am I surprised? You haven't shown any real integrity as of late. Why did I think you'd apologize for spoilers in your Alice review, or in the least be a sneak and throw up a Spoiler Box ? I've lost all my respect for you Harry. 14 years of it- Gone.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Not too proud to admit I'd still do Gil

    by gruntybear

    That man almost singlehandedly induced puberty in a young gruntybear. What? You thought everyone was looking at Erin? As if.

  • March 5, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    George Lucas should have

    by Cheif Brody

    a pretty decent copyright infringement suit on his hands. Dear God...it was almost verbatim.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I was waitin for someone

    by Cheif Brody

    to take a sip of blue milk...sorry...sepia colored milk.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    $10 for an autograph from your "childhood heroes"?

    by SubliminalJones

    Sounds like a relative bargain to me, considering some of the outrageous amounts most past-their-prime celebrities were (and still are) demanding at conventions such as Comic-Con. You should have crowbarred your wallet open, let the moths out and ponied up. You probably would have gotten a pic with them for that 10 bucks, as well. They aren't there exclusively to serve as empty recepticles for us to pour our nostalgiac nonsense into for 5 minutes apiece. Of course, by not forking over the money, you probably reduced the chance of Gil supersizing his Double Quarter Ponder meal at Mickey D's that night.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    That was actually good.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    The music was too sappy and the scene was a bit longer than needed but really good. Nicely done.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    im with D.Vader on the alice spoilers

    by Gh0ulardi

    once again, within the first paragraph of harry's alice review he gives away the whole ending.. thanks again harry!

  • March 5, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Ah, give em a break...

    by cricklewood

    Yeah, I thought it was a bit "But its a whole 'nother year!" scene, but so what? The acting was fine, not hammy or wooden as some nasty posters have said. Good to see someone, if only a web-based creator, is giving props to Gil and Erin in his reboot. I'd watch this over that awful Flash Gordon remake thing.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Erin Gray

    by Gh0ulardi

    oh and yes, Erin Gray was and still is a smokin' hot fox! altho now she's more of a GILF.<br><br>here's an old shot of her from Sports Illustrated:<br>http://tinyurl.com/ykqmy3k

  • March 5, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/ykqmy3k

    by Gh0ulardi

    http://tinyurl.com/ykqmy3k

  • March 5, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Not bad...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Not awesome, but not horrible. I look forward to checking this out although I'm not sure going with the goofy retro designed ships is the best idea.</p><p>For the record I'm a fan of Cawley. Phase II is lots of fun. That one with Sulu in particular was amazing.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Very Nicely Done

    by TinkerTIW

    The acting in this piece is miles ahead of what Gerard and Grey did in the show. A lot of that is probably the material they had to work with... or maybe they're just getting better with age. I met Erin back in the day -- she was making a promotional appearance at Bloomingdale's in NY -- and she was as nice as she is beautiful.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Harry's on a roll!

    by Shitty_O_Cuntfuck

    No spoiler alerts, No Cop Out review, backs a convicted child molester, I can't wait to see what comes next!

  • March 5, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I'd still knock one off...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    ...to Erin Gray. C'mon. For old time's sake.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I maybe should have...

    by bubcus

    ...read the article before watching the video. I was figuring the boy was the son of Buck and Wilma Rogers and that this took place decades after the series in a retired setting away from technology. I then half expected them to open the door to prairie fields and a ship fly by overhead. At any rate, great to see Gil Gerard and Erin Gray again. This left me wanting to see more.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    RE-WRITE!!! WE NEED A RE-WRITE, PEOPLE!!!

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Nothing is sadder than watching professional actors struggle with lame dialogue & direction in internet fan films. But yes, Gray and Gerard CAN act. Just please get them back on TV and away from James Cawley...

  • March 5, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Met Erin Gray at WonderCon Last Year...

    by Jonas Grumpy

    Such a sweetheart. My childhood crush on her was entirely justified. She let me take a photo with her, which I proceeded to show everyone I know. All of my male friends who are roughly my age were extremely jealous... even the gay guys! <BR><BR>I look forward to seeing her again at WonderCon next month. And I'll be bringing my camera again, I tell you what.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Beauuuutiful...

    by robtaylor

    Seriously, I loved that... top idea, cos WWI was the height of dogfighting... Someone needs to make this a series now... and for the record... Erin Grey is still a Milf...or Gilf... either way... it's WILMA!!

  • March 5, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Quit yer belly aching buck rogers

    by Six Demon Bag

    It's just a divers watch

  • March 5, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    No more judgments on acting from the freak gallery....

    by Shakeshift

    ... Until we see *YOUR* S.A.G. cards. ...Those that cannot do, will criticize.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    @ nosferatu

    by robtaylor

    Maybe they don't want the treadmill any more and see the value of a true fan bringing back something theyinvested their lives in? Hollywood generally fucks up remakes... fans, if they have talent rarely make a bad show...just would have been better with budget etc..

  • March 5, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    THIS IS NOT A FAN FILM

    by Tony_F

    This is a Fully Lisenced and sanctioned production from the Dille Family Trust

  • March 5, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Well, it certainly looks like a fan film.

    by blackwood

    Trust and sanctioned not withstanding.<p>Caveat: That doesn't make it bad, just really fan-y. I kind of like that it feels almost like a stage play.

  • March 5, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Hrm.

    by LuckyPierre

    Pretty good scene except for the wooden direction. Maybe it's because (I suspect) Gil and Erin were not there on the set together. There wasn't a single shot with all three of them in it together. In fact, until 3/4 of the way through it, I suspected NONE of the actors were there on set at the same time.

  • March 5, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Hrm, Part 2

    by LuckyPierre

    Never mind - just spoke with someone involved and he says they were indeed on the set together. Didn't anyone think to get a wide shot for coverage?

  • March 5, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Lazy...

    by Rubiks Doob

    Wow this guy moves the camera less than Kevin Smith...

  • March 5, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Erin Gray Can Do No Wrong

    by Acquanetta

    The new web series seems pretty cool as well. I'm surprised no one has made a modern bigscreen version of Buck Rogers yet. Then again, perhaps Hollywood realizes that no special effects could ever top Erin Gray in spandex.

  • March 5, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Erin Grey's still pretty hot...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    I'm disappointed to hear about the charging for autographs. I saw her at Comic-Con, but didn't ask. This is the best acting job I've ever seen Erin or Gil do, but the young dude needs a little work.

  • March 5, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Erin Grey can snap my veggie any time.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Man, how much Elmer's Glue did I jettison due to her back in the day.

  • March 5, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Goddmit how can I jerk off to Erin Gray now?

    by drturing

    seriously that just ruined one of my top 10 stroke fantasies. fuck. gil gerard looking pretty good, though. excuse me while i boot up chatroulette.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Shockingly not bad.

    by gotilk

    Hope the whole series is this good and we won't have to wait 4 years to see it.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Erin Gray-proof that God is a guy

    by Carl's hat

    My pre-teen eyes had a heart attack every week she was on tv back in the day. Smokin' hot.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Gotta give props to Gil on this one!

    by DickBallsworth

    This clip made me smile, despite the awful cheesiness of the old BR series. Would love to see Gil make a comeback. :)

  • March 5, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Warms the Cockles of my Geek Heart

    by Evil Chicken

    That was great. I can't wait to see it happen. This reminded me of that episode of Buck Rodgers where Gil Gerard and Buster Crab shared screen time. This is simply cool. BTW - there should be more stuff with Erin Gray these day.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Hooray for static cameras

    by malcolm_mccallum

    I love em. Let me watch the scene and get the drama from the actors and dialogue. Don't force feed drama and action with a moving camera. I would have liked some more wide shots though.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Ain't THAT Cool...

    by BurnHollywood

    Absolutely loved this. Yeah, the dialogue was a little on the melodramatic side, but the Buck Rogers strip wasn't exactly known for having a subtle, multilayered subtext...it's a good fit.<p> Kudos to Gerard and Grey for being good sports.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    "It's a 20th Century signalling device"

    by Mr Lucas

    *budda budda budda* <p> "get the message?"

  • March 6, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Polanski served his term?

    by Powerring

    If by "term" you mean living free in Europe and making millions from movies?...Yeah that's just punishment for a pedophile rapist. Not.

  • March 6, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    the sepia look is shite but me head is reeling from

    by FamousEccles

    the sight of Gil Gerard actually acting - although the parents are a bit Smallville and the father is a bit unrealistically wise on world events considering 21st Century Americans understand fuck all of the wiorld around them.

  • March 6, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    also,"people more defenceless than himself" ???

    by FamousEccles

    Sorry Buck, they may be only French but that still makes little sense.

  • March 6, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    beedee....beedeee....beedee

    by brabon300

    you know that the little robot had the hots for erin

  • March 6, 2010, 4:41 a.m. CST

    whats this shit?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    huh?

  • March 6, 2010, 5:22 a.m. CST

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    by jamesonian

    That scene should only have maybe 30 seconds. Only a fanboy director would've indulged himself so.

  • March 6, 2010, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Charging for autographs

    by Darth Mulder

    How can anyone see a celebrity at a convention these days and NOT know they are charging for their autograph? Conventions have become a good source of income for celebrities whose careers aren't what they used to be.

  • March 6, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with Bobby Rice's lips?

    by catlettuce4

    repaired cleft palate?

  • March 6, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    I was set up next to Erin Gray at a convention

    by mojoman69

    ANd she is a fucking bitch. SHe nagged all day when nobody was buying her autographs and then would snicker about the fanboys when they left her table. SHe bitched at me because my set up was too close to her. I told her to fuck herself. Truly a bitch who shouldnt do cons.

  • March 6, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    charging for autographs

    by omarthesnake

    ten bucks seems very reasonable. Do you think people owe you free autographs for the rest of their lives for something they stopped getting paid for 30 years ago? the cons dont pay them enough for that, it's how the system works, deal with it our keep out. they only get a stipend to be there. and @mojoman69, don't particularly believe your story, don't care anyhow. People i know who have met her at cons have nothing but nice things to say about her, how gracious she was, etc., etc. and from watching the shows she's been in, i know she's not THAT good an actress, so i'm inclined to believe them rather than you. but whatever, you may have hit her on a bad day. life happens. not everyone is cheery every day of their lives. as for this clip, too long (needs to be trimmed in about half) but solid. look forward to seeing more. and really, you nimrods, do you think Lucas INVENTED the farmboy who wants to see the world? every thing in Star wars was stolen from something else.... er, i mean, an homage...

  • March 6, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    I was so inlove with Erin Grey back in the day...

    by AsimovLives

    ... when Buck Rogers was aired. Man, she was gorgeaus, gorgeaus, gorgeaus!

  • March 6, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Finally, a Cawley production with people that can ACT!

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

    Great to see Erin and Gil together showing the chops they never had a chance to use on the old series.

  • March 6, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    The_Maltese_Vulcan

    by AsimovLives

    Indeed. Though i always though that at least Erin actually made an effort. ell, at least in the first searies, when Wilma could kick ass, instead of being the damsel in distress of the second series.

  • March 6, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    WWW.AINTITMICKEYSSEXROMPNEWS.COM

    by BringingSexyBack

    "Mickey Rourke has had his share of women, but who knew he had 14 of them in one night. <p> "Forget Ashley Cole, his behaviour has nothing on a film star," he told British TV host Lizzie Cundy, according to UK's Sun. "WAGs [wives and girlfriends of soccer stars] get an easy time - they should try living with Hollywood hellraisers." <p> Ashley Cole is a UK soccer star at the center of several sex scandals including a gay orgy. <p> "I once spent a weekend in the UK and had 14 women in one night," Rourke said. <p> No word on how long ago the alleged sex marathon took place, but Rourke, 57, says it was before he met his current girlfriend, Anastassija Makarenko, 24. He has been married twice. <p> The Sun also reports that Rourke solicited Abi Titmuss and Thandie Newton, who is married, at last year's Baftas."

  • March 6, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    ERIN SHOULD'VE OPENED A SUBWAY FRANCHISE WITH ROGERS MONEY

    by BringingSexyBack

    She would've been rich by now.

  • March 6, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    OR BOUGHT MICROSOFT STOCK BACK IN THE DAY

    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 6, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    JUST OFFER HER $5

    by BringingSexyBack

    I don't think she'll turn you down. The economy ain't what it used to be.

  • March 6, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    The kid is wearing lipstick!

    by KazamaSmokers

    Otherwise it's pretty cool.

  • March 6, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    A web series? Does anyone actually watch those?

    by jawsfan

    I don't.

  • March 6, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    The_Maltese_Vulcan

    by Celtican

    agreed. Cawley should stick to Elvis impersonations

  • March 6, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    I agree about the direction

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    It felt very stiff and amatuerish, as Cawley productions generally do. When they go in for a close-up of Erin snapping the peas it's so bizarre it plays like farce. The dialogue is also fairly weak. Just compare this scene to the almost identical ones in Star Wars and Starship Troopers. Those flow so much better.</p><p>That being said, I'm still looking forward to the first full episode of this.

  • March 6, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Where's the Cop Out reviews?

    by phifty2

    Seriously.

  • March 6, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    gay make-out scene in phase2 uncalled for...

    by darthwaz1

    I mean come on, Roddenberry was probably rolling in his grave at that one...Trek has never been known for it's "make out scenes" gay or straight.

  • March 6, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    I guess Twiggy was out milking the cows.

    by Thanos0145

    Pamela Hensley who played Princess Ardala was a hottie as well.<p>Gil Gerard was a lucky man being once married to Connie Sellecca.

  • March 6, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Hey Omarthesnake

    by mojoman69

    whether you believe me or not doesnt matter. I was there. I have put on cons and attended lots of them. I know a bitch when I meet one. Other asshole celebs at cons have been June Lockhart, Lou Ferrigno, Mark Goddard, and Robert Vaughn who was a total dick at CHiller a few years ago.

  • March 6, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Damn, Erin's still got the acting chops!

    by DoctorWho?

    And the veggie snapping chops too.

  • March 6, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Polanski deserves everything he gets

    by studmaster

    Must I remind you people that he got a 14 year old girl drunk, gave her a quaalude and then fucked her in the ass?! Listen, I've seen some hot jailbait and maybe had a fantasy or 2, but I've never acted on an urge because I've got a moral imperative. It's just plain wrong to exploit anyone, let alone an underage girl. Oh Yeah, EG was some piece of tail back in the day, same with Gil's wife CS and all the others mentioned.

  • March 6, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Gil Gerards Gastric Bypass:

    by magnetoelectric

    You can tell just by looking at his face that hes kept the weight off.IDK if anyone recalls what he was looking like pre surgery,but he had gotten so fat you couldn't even tell it was him anymore. So , Way to go Gil! ;)

  • March 6, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Wow, more actual acting and drama in that clip

    by newc0253

    than in the entire series of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.<p> kudos to whoever's behind it. Well done. Please don't wreck it by bringing back Tweaky.<p>

  • March 6, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Agree Erin is a beautiful, classy lady

    by ckane123

    Good to see her acting again.

  • March 6, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    "I promise I won't get shot down, or sent to the future!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 6, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    by eustisclay

    by thecheesegrommit

    Wow by far the weakest Polanski argument to date on this site, and that's saying ALOT!!! You made not one avid point. What you did do is justify criminal behavior in the 70's (I think. your point was a little confusing) Than you suggest people can't feel outrage towards criminal behavior unless we council victims of such crimes. Out of curiosity are you 10? Just trying to determine the mind behind the statement. Polanski committed a crime and should pay for it. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. Everyone wants to complicate it.

  • March 6, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    "Valid" not "Avid" edit button please.

    by thecheesegrommit

    "Valid" not "Avid" edit button please.

  • March 6, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    *I meant TWEAKY (voiced by Mel Blanc), not Twiggy

    by Thanos0145

    Bidi Bidi Bidi!

  • March 6, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Dang, Cawley's got this up to TV movie quality

    by JT Kirk

    That's not meant as a dig either, it really looks like it's something now. He still has to work on that audio, it wasn't very good, we shouldn't be hearing feet clomping on floors over dialogue, especially when it's covering up these 2 talents. Erin Grey's eyes are even more expressive than I remembered. And Gil Gerard seems to be coming into his own as an older actor. I'm a little impressed. None of that means there's Buck Rogers hiding behind that clip though, we'll just have to wait and see, but cool on getting these 2 to be in it.

  • March 6, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    THE $1 MCDOUBLE HAS ONLY ONE SLICE OF CHEESE

    by BringingSexyBack

    I call shenanigans.

  • March 6, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    love the clip, hate the comments

    by seamusberen

    Thanks for posting the clip--great to see Gil and Erin again--thought it was a great beginning. As far as the comments go--there are just some people who live to hate--get a life will you?--or do a web show yourself if you can do any better. As for me, I like my sci-fi, and this Buck Rogers looks like its worth watching.

  • March 6, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    MTV Pushing Out 'Cynical' Gen-X

    by PTSDPete

    http://tinyurl.com/yctlkx2</p>I wonder : Where does the 'geek' community stand in this ? </p>

  • March 6, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Historical Issues

    by omnigraph

    Two writing issues. First off, the American Expeditionary Force didn't exist until America entered World War I, therefore there's no way the father could have fought in it. Secondly, there's no way Ma would have taught her son poker, let alone a poker face. As to a talkbacker's comments about newspapers, most of the local newspapers at that time were filled with wire service stories taken from the big city papers. There would have been something in there about the war almost every day, even before we entered it.

  • March 6, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    nah

    by chrisface2000

    this is pretty terrible. there's no defending it. i'm sorry. hokey and boring.

  • The McDouble tastes shittier for having less cheese because it doesn't cover up the bitter, disgusting "meat" they use as well. McDonalds has the worst-tasting beef in the business, whatever they do to it is vile and putrid. Burger King sometimes brines their meat too much, but at least their double cheeseburger is delicious.<p>Roman Polanski raped a girl, the end. The statute in CA says he gets 1 year in county lockup or at least 2 years in state prison. That's even if she was a willing participant, which she wasn't. So that goes on top of the minimum 3 years in state he'd get for regular rape. Did he serve that? No. Then there's the fact that he fled prosecution, to which he has still not yet been brought to justice. That is patently unacceptable. He broke another major law by fleeing under bail, and until he stands in court for that, he deserves no leniency whatsoever.

  • March 6, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    The Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese is where it's at.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Not kidding. <p> It tastes exactly like it looks when you turn it sideways. <p> Kathy Bates' fat, juicy cunt. <p> Delicious.

  • March 6, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Eustisclay

    by nukeboy1970

    How do you think Polanski got the punishment he deserves?

  • March 6, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    southern chicken sandwich biatches!

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    its off da hook yo

  • March 6, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    It still amazes me

    by nukeboy1970

    That morons on here think it is acceptable to rape a child and not get punished for it. Fuck anyone on here who says we should forgive him. Fuck being a pussy like that. If it was up to me, he would get some good, old-fashioned gang rape in the prison shower.

  • March 6, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Buck was wearing TOO MUCH brown lipstick!!!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Seriously... looked like he explaining why he was wearing his Mom's dresses. Just because it's set around 1914, doesn't mean it has to look like it was FILMED in 1914. Make Buck look like a young man, not a drag queen.

  • March 7, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Punishment

    by malcolm_mccallum

    The wierd thing about this Polanski thing is how hung on the notion that he must be punished. The legal system isn't supposed to be about punishment. Are people angry that he gets away with something that they wish they could get away with? Its pretty clear that he felt some remorse and isn't going to be doing it again. The need to 'punish' is just wierd and a little bit psychotic.

  • March 7, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Damn, Erin Grey is still a great actress.

    by Orionsangels

  • March 7, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Erin Gray was a nudist?

    by darquelyte

    Rumor or truth? Weird either way.

  • March 7, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Never have heard her address it

    by Sonny_Williams

    But have seen photos on the old newsgroups purporting to be Erin. These being childhood photos the best you can say is that there is a bit of facial similarity.

  • March 7, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Where's Twiki?

    by LaserPants

    BIDI BIDI BIDI

  • March 7, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Wow. Gil Gerald can really act.

    by OutsideChance

    Who knew? Poor guy was stuck in that dopey disco/jiggle-era TV version of Buck and never got another shot a the big time. Based on that web clip he should have had a decent career.

  • March 7, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Gil and Erin are great,

    by Dingbatty

    but the kid has a creepy joker mouth, and is a wooden actor.

  • March 7, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    You'd think those two would have a

    by Dingbatty

    manlier son. And this was way before Depression-era malnutrition...

  • March 7, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    the kid ..

    by Beniffer

    is wooden .. I agree with Ding on that one. Gil is gil, dialogue is a bit whatever but .. sure .. the professor had better be back

  • March 7, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    ...on the question of charging for Autographs...

    by OpticNerve

    This is a much debated topic among fans of many different entertainment genres. There are good points to be made on both sides of the argument. I'll just clarify that I do not support a fan relationship model where a fan (who has already 'paid' to enter into a fan relationship by paying money and/or paying attention to the performance by spending time observing it) should have to pay for what amounts to a slight gesture of the hand by the actor who has received payment for their work. Positive fan support should create a market whereby they can secure additional acting jobs. Again, I understand there are good points to be made on the other side of the argument, but I choose to keep what I believe to be a positive attitude when it comes to fandom.

  • March 7, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    original series stars

    by hazelam

    how does cawley keep getting these stars from the original series to appear in his show. when i first saw this page and before i watched the vid i thought maybe it was going to be a sequel type series with the original buck and wilma having got together and had a kid. i liked phase 2, can't wait to see how this turns out.

  • March 7, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    OutsideChance...

    by SubliminalJones

    You say "disco/jiggle era" like it was a bad thing. I guess you had to be there.

  • March 7, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Wheres Twiki and Dr Theopolis ?

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    Nice to see Gil and Erin again. I used to ahve wank fantasies over erin when i was a kid..shame she now looks like my mum ! They should have made a web series where Buck and Wilma had a nice place in the country where twiki was their servant..kind of the waltons in the future..nice !

  • March 7, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Wheres Twiki and Dr Theopolis ?

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    Nice to see Gil and Erin again. I used to ahve wank fantasies over erin when i was a kid..shame she now looks like my mum ! They should have made a web series where Buck and Wilma had a nice place in the country where twiki was their servant..kind of the waltons in the future..nice !

  • March 7, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Hollywood films of franchise properties...

    by crankyoldguy

    ...are rarely this smart, this good, in use of the old gen actors. You saw it a little in Donner's Superman and also Singer's with Noel Neil and Jack Larson, though.

  • March 7, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    And Erin Gray on that show

    by crankyoldguy

    ...was a lust bunny for me. When I told her that at a con about a decade back, she said, "not anymore?" pouting. Then she smiled that smile and gave me a big ol' hug. She's not that much older then me, less than a decade.

  • March 7, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    BUCK ROGERS BEGINS T SHIRTS

    by Tony_F

    you can all go here and get T shirts and RAY GUNS from the show http://www.cafepress.com/BuckRogersGear

  • March 7, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    link broken

    by Tony_F

    http://www.cafepress.com/BuckRogersGear

  • March 7, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    link broken

    by Tony_F

    http://www.cafepress.com/BuckRogersGear

  • March 7, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    just take the space out of R_ogersGear

    by Tony_F

  • March 7, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Ever wonder if they DID FUCK in costume?

    by Starship Captain

    Given the way stars always get together while shooting things or have temporary affairs and move on... I mean, come on, it's time honored Hollywood tradition... could you imagine being Gerard and one day catching Grey when she just needed some, so you went to a trailer, locked yourselves in, and DID get to play with her or unzip her Col. Deering suit a bit and actually got to fuck her in those hot 70s spadex outfits?<p>Oh, don't look at me that way. You know you did. And right now you're thinking "Shit! Why couldn't I have been working on the BUCK ROGERS set that day!"

  • March 7, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Psychotic?

    by nukeboy1970

    I think it is psychotic to think that it is ok to just forget about child rape since the rapists feels a little bad about it and won't do it again. Regardless of your opinion of punishment, he is a fugitive from justice that never served time for what he did.

  • March 8, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Holy cow that was some terrible acting!

    by Curious Jorge

    That was painful to watch.

  • March 8, 2010, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Curious Jorge

    by AsimovLives

    It was not that bad! At least it was earnest.

  • March 8, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Buck is signing up to defend Britain in WWII not WWI

    by JasonPratt

    That's why Dad was part of the Allied Expeditionary Force. I swear, it's like you people never even watched the first action scene from Michael Bay's _Pearl Harbor_... {g}

  • March 8, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Col Deering or Daisy Duke

    by coolwhip

    Either way I was pasted to the couch.

  • March 8, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    coolwhip

    by nukeboy1970

    If only we had seen Col. Deering making sweet, sweet love to Daisy Duke. With Wonder Woman watching on.

  • March 8, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Is there no love?

    by Cadderly99

    for hawkman?

  • March 8, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    In response to OpticNerve, who started the whole "charging for a

    by BIGFANBOY

    You saw them at Comic-Con in San Diego, ran up to them, asked for an autograph, and were pissed to find out they were charging? So you just expect them to go to Comic-Con in San Diego on their own dime (because they do go on their own dime, the show provides nothing), in some cases pay for their table space (which at San Diego is NOT cheap), pay for their own hotel (hotels in San Diego run about $300 a night), and spend all day every day sitting there meeting fans and signing autographs - and you don't think they should get ANYTHING in return? You make it out like they're awful people for charging for autographs, but it's probably costing them thousands of dollars just to be there. Try reversing the roles for a minute. Would you (in their position) just give away autographs all day and ask for nothing in return? And before you try to make the argument that they're already rich, most of them are NOT rich. Most of them rarely act anymore, and are living modest, meager lives. Those conventions are an opportunity for them to make a little money, and meet their fans at the same time. For you to insinuate there's something wrong with that... well, that's just silly. And if you think $10 is too much, you have yet to be truly shocked by autograph prices. There are some celebs out there who attend shows that charge anywhere between $30 all the way to $100 for an autograph. Usually $20 is pretty standard, which makes me wonder how long ago you were quoted $10.

  • March 9, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by jwardlow

    Very cool casting and that they agreed to play the parts. Fine piece of acting too...