Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Chosen One of the Day: the original opening from the theatrical release of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Chosen One of the Day: the original opening from the theatrical release of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "f you’re not already familiar with the opening titles of the late '70s/early '80s version of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, you should be. You may recognize it from a South Park parody, but this credit theme for one of Glen A. Larson’s beloved attempts to cash in on the success of Star Wars manages to both inform the viewer of the plot and then excite with a jazzy fun theme that only a sci-fi adventure of that era can truly pull off with sincerity.

But y’all, if you think that’s the best opening for Buck Rogers, you’re sorely mistaken. Hands down the superior opening comes from the original theatrical release of the show’s pilot. Devoid of show footage to cut together into an action montage, devoid of any real awareness of the show that would eventually exist after it, the only reasonable alternative that Larson and team could come up with was to feature several women, including the show’s two female leads, Erin Gray and Pamela Hensley, in various states of intergalactic silver-threaded undress."

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