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Watch First Clip From Cawley’s New Buck Rogers Web Series March 6, 2010

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As we have reported before, James Cawley and the team behind the web series Star Trek Phase II, is also bringing Buck Rogers to the web. And now they have released the first clip, featuring Gil Gerard and Erin Grey from the Buck Rogers TV series, check it out below.  


Buck Rogers Clip

The new Buck Rogers web series uses the classic Buck mythology and so Buck’s roots are in the early 20th century before he is sent to the 25th century. In this clip we see Buck (Bobby Rice) trying to talk his parents (played by Gerard and Grey) into letting him go off to fight in World War I.

And if you missed it, here is the teaser released late last year. It features Buck’s starfighter. 

For more see: Phase II’s James Cawley Bringing Buck Rogers To The Web

And visit the official site at:




1. spike - March 6, 2010

Wow hard to believe this is fan made..great job

2. Buck who? - March 6, 2010

Very nicely done….However, on, the official web site for Gil Gerard, it says “Gil has informed me that he is no longer associated with Cawley Entertainment and will take no further part in the new Buck Rogers project, citing ‘creative differences’. I believe that Gil will still be seen as Buck’s father during the pilot episode, but if there is a change then I’ll let you know.


So, I guess this is the last time we will see Gil.

3. Luke Sutton ("The Tenth Doctor") - March 6, 2010

Indeed. Very good clip.

4. spike - March 6, 2010

The way these guys do Star Trek …I can’t wait to see Buck Rodgers …I’m a huge fan of Mr Cawley and his team….or crew I mean..

5. octorox - March 6, 2010


Technically, I don’t think it is. I believe Cawley got the rights for this.

6. Buzz Cagney - March 6, 2010

#2 very sorry to hear Gil may not be involved. Perhaps Jame’s C. will be able to expand on that- if he can?

Jame’s, this looks terrific. I could have sat and watched that all evening! Great to see Gil and Erin together and the young fella looks suitably handsome as young Buck. Great performaces from all three actors there.
I’m very much looking forward to this.

7. Kevin From Akron - March 6, 2010

Great job James!! Can’t wait too see the whole thing. Keep up the good work.

8. Red Skirt - March 6, 2010

Not bad. Bobby Rice is at least as good an actor as Gerard. But he clearly went to the James Cawley school of acting. All things considered, I’d like to see this kid play young Kirk as well. He strikes me as a much more convincing younger Cawley than the other actor I saw had been cast and some of his performance was dead on to Cawley’s.

All things considered, nice work. It’s good to see someone developing the original ideas of these properties.

9. Losira - March 6, 2010

This clip seems to be my mother’s Buck Rogers. That was on the radio @ serial movies. Her 1st scifi love. Fantastic job this will be my next sfi love. As trek will be always. Here’s to mom and Buck Rogers of the 25th Century!

10. Michael Hall - March 6, 2010

Damn, but that was actually pretty good. The ’70s TV series pretty much pre-emptively scotched any interest I might have had in this project, but Gerard and Grey were actually able to display more acting chops in those few minutes than in all of their time on that Glen Larsen abomination put together. And it’s nice to see that Bobby Rice has learned to dial it down a little since “Blood and Fire,” as well. :-)

Given the quality of this teaser I’m sorry to hear about the creative differences with Mr. Gerard, but regardless of the circumstances behind that, to Mr. Cawley and crew: great work!

11. Praetor Shinzon II - March 6, 2010

Since Buck winds up in the future why would ma and pa Rogers be needed? They would be long dead.
I really enjoyed this clip and Erin is (as they used to say back in that day) still a ‘handsome’ woman.
Hope it turns out well.

12. Oregon Trek Geek - March 6, 2010

I’m starting to get it now. The future of TV entertainment is on the internet. (just as back in the early 90’s, it took me awhile to “get” that the internet was going to change everything, so I’m kinda slow about these things)

I’m no drama critic, but I thought the acting was better than anything I’ve ever seen in Phase II (don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of James Cawley, but….)

I was like poster 10–no interest due to the 70’s series being so awful. But now…. if the following 50 minutes are as good as those 3, then…. wow. (that’s a big “if” of course.)

13. Pro-Khan-Sel - March 6, 2010

At the time , Buck rogers was the only other new sci-fi show to watch besides the original battlestar galactica, I thought the show was a little corny at the time, however watching it on the sci-fi channel in the 90’s, I finally felt a cheesey corn overload. Other than the pilot, which wasnt bad, and the wonderful guest stars from star trek as well as other older science fiction shows, There is nothing for me to like about it now. I’m thrilled that Gil and Erin wanted to be part of this project. Apon watching it I hope I don’t get that back to the future feeling. (like when marty Mcfly met his great grampa and grandma).

14. SciFiGuy - March 6, 2010

Looks EXCELLENT!!!! Outstanding!!!

Cawley takes a giant leap here.

The production LOOKS great. The acting is top notch…at least in the scene here.

Can’t wait!!

15. CmdrR - March 6, 2010

Begun in the ‘early’ 20th Century? Not the 1970’s? Buck gets no disco references??? This is a disaster!

16. CmdrR - March 6, 2010

Seriously, Cawley Productions continues to raise its mark. I’m not saying there’s nothing left for us nit-lovin’ sci-fi nerds to pick. But, it’s looking like a good night at the puter.

I agree with the review on the acting from #10. The dialogue is still just a little stiff.

And yes, I’d still fly with Erin Grey anytime.

17. Garovorkin - March 6, 2010

It looks really good.

18. Todd F - March 6, 2010

Interesting clip! Erin Grey’s performance was especially good.

19. MC1 Doug - March 6, 2010

As I mentioned last night on Patty Wright’s Facebook page (I’m not clear what her association is with this production), this looks quite quite good!

Gray and Gerard show ten times more moxy in this three minute short than they ever were permitted on the 1979 series. I’m sad to hear the Gerard won’t be associated with future webisodes.

Both actors present a believable relaxed acting style here that is far more natural and believable than their original spin with their roles.

Bobby Rice is to commended too. He seems much more at ease with this role than he did playing Ensign Peter Kirk. It will be interesting to see how he makes the role his.

I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing the entire production!

20. Hat Rick - March 6, 2010

Erin Gray’s still looking good. :-)

21. James Cawley - March 6, 2010

Gil is a Terrific man, I deeply admire and always will. He has personal issues with a member of my team, whom I refuse to to let go. Creative differences that is all. Our original concept was that he would play two characters. Now he will only play Buck’s dad in the pilot, and really that will enough.

22. Lore - March 6, 2010


23. James Cawley - March 6, 2010

Excuse my typo’s, I have been up round the clock working! No sleep at all…

24. Sarah - March 6, 2010

I can already tell this web series will be very, very popular. In fact, if the rest of the series will be good as the clip was, I bet it’s only a matter of time before it ends up on television. WOW!!!

25. Mr Phil - March 6, 2010

Nice work JC, I’m looking forward to seeing this…

26. James Cawley - March 6, 2010

We have a lot more to do… But we are committed to making this the absolute best we can. It is not easy without a studio or backing.
But We will get there. Glad you all are enjoying it.

27. Hat Rick - March 6, 2010

Wow, all this and controversy, too! Wait ’til TMZ gets a hold of this; it’ll be free PR — the best kind of publicity you can get. :-)

I hope that everyone lets bygones be bygones, though, seriously.

Great job so far, James Cawley!

28. Will_H - March 6, 2010

Yeah I gotta say that the clip was better acting than anything Ive seen from Cawley’s work, not to say any of it was bad because his Star Trek web series still have better acting than a lot of the shows on TV today, but this seemed a bit deeper I guess. Between that clip and the bit with the rocket ship, it all looked very professional and polished, I’ll have to check it out. I’m glad to see that internet productions, largely thanks to Cawley, are becoming a more mainstream form of media, which we need because too much of what’s on TV these days is pretty much mindless crap.

29. James Cawley - March 6, 2010

LOL. There is no controversy.

30. Andy Patterson - March 6, 2010

That was good. Fun to see. That kid is good. he needs to get some droids to help the folks on the farm. I look forward to this.

The “Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow” guys come to mind when I see the trailer too. I like to think they opened up some new ways of thinking.

31. Hat Rick - March 6, 2010

I believe or at least hope this new Buck Rogers film will be better than Sky Captain ATWOT. I couldn’t stand the film-noirish look of SC; it made everything look too dark. You couldn’t see what was going on, and pretty soon you didn’t care. And you can’t adjust the contrast or brightness settings in a movie theater. (At least, not yet.)

32. Weerd1 - March 6, 2010

Looks great! Can’t wait to see a finished product. I wish JC’s crew had done Flash Gordon as well before Sci Fi (pre-SyFy) did such a horrible job.

33. JVZilen - March 6, 2010

Looks great… Dont know much about BR but after seeing that you have my attention, and i will be watching. If its half as good as Phase 2 it will be awesome.

34. bgiles73 - March 6, 2010

Yeah that scene did play like Star Wars with Luke and his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru where Luke was in a rush to get to the Academy. This take on Buck Rogers looks to be a good fit. I look forward to seeing more! It would be great if something like this landed on the Sci Fi Channel!

35. AnotherQ - March 6, 2010

I wasn’t thrilled with this idea at first
and am not a fan of Rice’s but….this
actually looks pretty good. Good
photography, costumes, direction, and
acting (all in that little clip). Will be
looking forward to more.

36. Robert H. - March 6, 2010

Gil Gerard has NOT aged well. Erin Grey however has.

37. Ear Lopper - March 6, 2010

Probably the best thing I’ve seen out of Cawley’s shop so far… but seriously, man, you gotta start giving us more than just lose-ups. Except for a tiny bit of over-the-shoulder with Gerard and the young man playing Buck at the end of the clip, there’s not a single shot with more than one character in it, precious little movement, and no apparent master shot at all. Time and place– Storytelling 101.

38. Justice Boy - March 6, 2010

It really does look great! Keep up the awesome work Mr. Cawley!

Perhaps Erin Gray can still be used in an occasional flashback.

39. Patty W - March 6, 2010

#37…. no “master” here was the director’s choice due to the intimate nature of the scene. And I heartily agree. It is not a “formula” for the entire episode.

40. Capt. Clodhopper - March 6, 2010

Buck Rogers should look like a man not a child. Have we as the human race de-volved so damned much that some day you won’t be able to tell the difference between men and women? Jesus Christ!

41. Herb Finn - March 6, 2010

BIG mistake in this scene – Buck says “…You’ve Heard The Radio Reports..”

At this time period (1914-1918) the were no commercial broadcasting,so the only radios in use (besides some experimental “hams”) were by the ships and the telegraph companies.

If anything the line should have refered to “The Wireless” or even “The Cable” – refering to the transatlantic cable. That’s mailing how news from Europe reached the states.

42. Herb Finn - March 6, 2010

erf, typo

That’s MAINLY how news from Europe reached the states.

43. Dalek - March 6, 2010

Brilliant James. As ever your productions continue to impress. Was that a real or virtual set?

#40 What on earth are you going on about the difference between men and women? And what are your qualifications in casting or the film industry, or the fictional background of Buck Rogers, to make absolute guidelines on what Buck Rogers should look like? It’s comments like yours that put fandom to shame.

44. Hugh Hoyland - March 6, 2010

James Cawley, that looks quite impressive so far. Are you looking for story pitches or do you have a team of writters or a writter at hand?

45. James Cawley - March 6, 2010

#40- In the original comic strip Buck Rogers was just 20 years old.
I did my research.
#43- It was a real location. We shot at a period correct home, that is now a museum.
#44- not taking pitches yet. I do not want to ut the horse before the

46. CoolPT - March 6, 2010

#22-BeDeeBeDeeBeDee…not a bad clip Buck! haha

47. Renee Wike - March 6, 2010

Than You Mr. Cawley!! With all the money and backing studios have you’d think we’d get better quality Sci-Fi. Instead, here’s a guy that builds his own sets and makes fan films, one of the few things I truly enjoy watching. Love Star Trek and now I think I may love Buck Rogers. Please keep up the good work!

48. RobertMfromLI - March 6, 2010

19. MC1 Doug: Patty Wright is the costumer, wardrobe, part of the makeup team, associate producer and co-writer of this.

41. Herb Finn: good point… maybe it was one of those other things he was referring to with the term….

…or maybe not. The military used the radio during WWI – and I suspect, with his zeal to enter the war, and to be a fly-boy, that is instead what he was referring to having heard. After all, we did do our homework. While the first official *news broadcast* was 1920, the first official US “radio *REPORT*” was earlier than that, and something the military used and would have called such. And something Buck would have been very interested in.


49. Desstruxion - March 6, 2010

Would like to see this on dvd one day. Not sure if it’s possible but there’s always hope.

50. Patty W - March 6, 2010

simpler than that…. the Rogers’ family had what’s now called a “HAM” radio to keep up first hand with the newspaper reports they were reading.

51. Future Guy - March 6, 2010

Jeeze… that’s some fine acting!

Well done!

52. skyjedi - March 6, 2010

What could really make or break this series if the music and the special effects. While good acting and writing help too.

Symphonic music to me would be the way to go. Not modern rock music.

53. Jayb - March 6, 2010

Mr. Cawley, again you and your team have produced some incredible work. I very much enjoy your work with New Voyages/Phase II and can’t wait to see more of Buck Rogers. Thank you for all your hard work and keeping these shows alive, you really know how to give the fans what they want to see.

54. Rocket Scientist - March 6, 2010

This already rocks! Can’t wait (I wish Gil Gerard could continue, but everybody’s got to make their own choices).

55. Spartan - March 6, 2010

Great clip, I hope Gil Gerard can work on future Buck Rogers projects with Cawley. It was great to see Gil Gerard and Erin Grey together! I am sure future episodes would benefit by having these two original Buck Rogers actors back as regular guests. Can’t wait to see the first episode!

56. Captain Otter - March 6, 2010

The early peaks are very promising. I think the thing that bugs me about Phase II is seeing the same TOS sets, props, costumes, special effects and approach to script-writing with all new actors thrown in. It is very disjointing.

Since Cawley and crew are doing a reboot here, I won’t be constantly comparing this production to anything else. In my mind, thats a good thing.

57. Erik Parrent - March 6, 2010

Strong work, Mr. Cawley. Can’t wait for more!

58. Hugh Hoyland - March 6, 2010

#45 James Cawley

Got it! Just curious is all. I like the fact that you appear to be doing these stories from totally fan view point, and actually making shows to boot! IMO that rocks, and I hope that soon, ANYONE who wants to produce a high quality movie about any subject (home movies are just the first step) will be able to do so. Your doing good work IMO and Im willing to help as best I can bro.

59. Hugh Hoyland - March 6, 2010


My advice is make your own shows if possible, start with what you have (it may be just an idea) and go from there. There is no reason that soon, anyone with very little money or experiance, should not be able to produce movies that they can sit down and enjoy with family and friends.

60. cd - March 6, 2010

#36 – Actually, Gil does not look too bad considering it’s been 30 years since the TV series. And he looks much better than he did a few years before he lost all that weight. Good for him!
The Buck Rogers project looks very promising. I like the idea of going back to the original early 20th century origin of Buck. I can’t wait to see it!

61. Do You Wanna Dance - March 6, 2010

With all the crap they put on the SyFy channel, you’d think they’d pick up better talent like what Cawley has shown.

Everything and everyone looks top notch and I’m looking forward to the rest of it.

62. S. John Ross - March 6, 2010

#8: “But he clearly went to the James Cawley school of acting.”

Including the part where I’m talking to the screen, saying “speak up, please … enunciate … the volume on this thing only goes so high and I can hear everyone else clearly but you.” :)

Which is Cawley in a nutshell. But other than that, as usual, Cawley brings the goods and the heart. Rock on. Really looking forward to this.

63. CaptainDonovin - March 6, 2010

Wow, this really looks good. As long as we don’t see the Dr. Theopolis medallion Twiki wore (or Twiki for that matter) it should be a good series.

64. dwnicolo - March 6, 2010

Great job, Jame Cawley. Can’t wait to see this in when it’s finished.

65. AJ - March 6, 2010

If I recall, BR is not a ‘fan’ production like “New Voyages,” but a for-profit licensed series. Can someone clarify?

66. John - March 7, 2010

Were Erin Grey and Gil Gerard on the same set together? We never see them in the same shot and that feels like a cheat, since the idea is that it’s a cool reunion.

67. Senacca - March 7, 2010

Well done Cawley!
*claps loudly*
Cant wait to see it all!

68. Falvoant - March 7, 2010

65 Clarified
This is not Fan production
This is a licensed

69. Domino - March 7, 2010

I thought the clip was fantastic. Can’t wait to see the whole episode. What a shame Gil won’t be involved in the project anymore.

70. LordCheeseCakeBreath - March 7, 2010

Awesome! Acting is great. Look is great! Can’t wait to see it. James you deserve to make TONS of cash with this one. All the free entertainment you’ve provided it’s time for a little pay back! Again…Awesome! Bravo!

71. MC1 Doug - March 7, 2010

# 66: You saw three minutes. Maybe you should wait for the full episode before feeling cheated.

72. MC1 Doug - March 7, 2010

#48: “MC1 Doug: Patty Wright is the costumer, wardrobe, part of the makeup team, associate producer and co-writer of this.”

Dang, talk about a Jack (Jacklyn?) of all trades!


73. James Cawley - March 7, 2010

We all wear 50 hats!

74. James Cawley - March 7, 2010

Or is it 51 hats, lol. Seriously Patty wrote a great story and can pick out period wardrobe BETTER than anyone I have ever known. Hollywood take note! Hire Her!!!

75. trekmade - March 7, 2010

Am I the only one who thouht this was lacking?

Very depressing scene. Poor use of camera.

I can only guess what Gil’s real objection was. But it’s obvious to me that the Caws adores his twink “star.”

Up all night, indeed. ; O o—-8

76. Ear Lopper - March 7, 2010

#39: I realize it was the “director’s choice,” ma’am. I’m just saying it was a poor and amateurish choice. And please know that I’m not trying to insult Mr. Cawley– in fact, I admire his drive.

But slice it any way you want. Awkward storytelling is awkward storytelling, and I point it out because I want him to get better and better at this. I want to see more because I think his geek heart is in the right place.

77. Ear Lopper - March 7, 2010

#66: See, that’s exactly my point. Whether they actually shot the scene together should never occur to you.

78. Andy Patterson - March 7, 2010


Ok,…but they were on to something and the right sensibilities of the era…and they did it with such loving approach too. All the great homages to much source material. What do I know from color correctness? I’m color blind.

I feel from the teaser that “Sky Captain” influenced a bit

79. P Technobabble - March 7, 2010

Mr. Cawley
You are truly an inspiration to anyone who has dreamt of making tv/movies but thought, “It can’t be done.” You, and your team, deserve every bit of praise (in spite of the fact that some people ALWAYS have to find something to nit-pick about — must make them feel superior…). You’ve done a terrific job with Star Trek, and it looks like Buck Rogers will benefit from everything you’ve learned and experienced. Wonderful, wonderful! You may not be getting any sleep, but you’re doing a great job!

80. skyjedi2005 - March 7, 2010

But again who is doing the music for this?

I know they cannot afford a professional orchestra, but surely Mr Cawley has made so many connections during making New Voyages/Phase II he has it all figured out.

81. Patty W - March 7, 2010

#75.. it sounds as if you believe James Cawley directed this. He did not. It was directed by a Hollywood professional who has directed over a hundred features and actors whose names no one would have trouble recognizing.

And I still say you can’t judge the directing from one scene taken out of context. This scene fits in pieces into a larger story… you’ll understand the lack of masters when you see the whole thing.

82. Darren Albert - March 7, 2010

Very nostalgic, but man, way too dramatic. Still, can’t to see all 20 episodes of the series.

83. They call me Stasiu - March 7, 2010

That was the perfect preview clip to rope us all in!

84. Ear Lopper - March 7, 2010

#81: I stand corrected. I did think Cawley directed this, and I apologize for the error. I’m surprised that the director is as experienced as you say, though, as I still think it seems very awkwardly blocked and edited, at least from the clip. I’ll check out the whole thing when it’s available, and believe me, I’ll be pleased if I’m mistaken.

Also, I don’t believe I criticized the actors. I also don’t think the director or the editor did them any favors..

85. MaoMan - March 7, 2010

The big question is what kind of gun is Buck Rogers going to use???

Are we going to see a return to the Classic Daisy Atomic Pistol?

I sure hope so. It was a deco masterpiece.

86. skyjedi - March 7, 2010

Yeah they should get one that looks like the one on the cover of the first foo fighters album, but make it metal instead of plastic,lol.

The one in the eighties show almost looked like a Han Solo blaster, except for the funny thing on the end of it.

That Buck character like Starbuck were clearly modeled on Han Solo from star wars, except Gil’s buck had a neil diamond style haircut, and disco pants or something like that.

87. Falvoant - March 7, 2010

You can get merchandise from the show here

Officialy Licensed merchandise Tshirts and stuff

Production Crew

88. Bob - March 7, 2010

Hey James, get rid of the pompadour and get a haircut. Kirk would never wear his hair like a 50’s biker.

89. mikephys - March 7, 2010

I loved that clip!! Cawley Entertainment ups the antee everytime I see one of their productions. That was very good, and I can’t wait to see more.

90. Dunsel Report - March 8, 2010

I love James Cawley and will support him forever. However, Rice’s lips are distracting me. I’m no theater makeup expert, but do you maybe want to tone down the red on that guy’s mouth?

91. Nuallain - March 8, 2010

Wow, Gerard and Grey really still have it. Lots of charisma in Gerard’s performance particularly.

92. Damian - March 8, 2010

I was always a fan of the Buck Rogers TV series. I always thought Captain Archer reminded me a little of Gil Gerard’s Buck Rogers. Good sense of humor, a bit of a womanizer and a strong sense of honor and right and wrong.

93. Paulaner - March 8, 2010

Terrific acting by Gerard and Grey. Awesome work!

94. LazyManCritic - March 8, 2010

I didnt even watch the clip, but if its anything like the lameness that was their version of trek Id expect myself to be removing my own eyes with a toothpick shortly after the titles roll…

Seriously? Anyone? Terrible hammy acting? Cant see it? No? Ok then…

I can criticise alot and no Ive never attempted anything of this sort because I know for a fact that it would turn out terrible and actually hurt the IP.

Must question the reason why these people are making their own crappy tv shows, because they cant act or they would have regular hollywood jobs? Yeah, nail on the head.

Plus I dont care what “original” buck was… early 20th century my foot. Give me spandex, big hair and 70’s disco anyday. The girls were hotter!

Plus bird-eagle-head man rules!

95. Dunsel Report - March 8, 2010

>Plus bird-eagle-head man rules!

Yeah, please bring back Hawk.

96. Daoud - March 8, 2010

@radio: Simple explanation, this is an alternate universe from ours, so small differences in the timeline. Perhaps radio was invented a few years earlier…. someone from the 25th century has been time travelling in the opposite direction? And an opportunity to use a scripted gaffe and turn it into a later story idea.

Overall good preview–it’s like watching a daily: so of course I expect JC’s team will make adjustments in editing, sound, tint, etc.

I hope the conceit of the later TV Buck Rogers production can turn up in the 25th century, having “disco” there… that would be funny! Plus, 70s clothing looks “futuristic” again, so it could cut down on wardrobe costs by just having crew members check out their closets. I think I have a polyester suit somewhere I’d donate.. hah….

97. Buzz Cagney - March 8, 2010

#92 except Archer didn’t have any personality to speak of.

98. John from Cincinnati - March 8, 2010

I had such a hard crush on Erin when I was a kid. :-)

99. Falvoant - March 8, 2010

This exactly what you are watching a ‘daily”
Wasn’t nice of James to let you all in to the edit bay and see what we got?
Just to give a taste of what we been doing?
this is not the final product I assure you
but he thought it would give you all a nice treat to see whats in store
thats James
Nicest Guy I know

100. MC1 Doug - March 8, 2010

#75: “twink star..”


we can do without your trashy innuendo, please.

If you’ve nothing nice to say, spare us by saying nothing at all.

101. RobertMfromLI - March 8, 2010

#66 Asked:
“Were Erin Grey and Gil Gerard on the same set together? ”

Gil and Erin were on the same set together… for a whole lot of their scenes (every scene they interacted together in, including that one – even though they were on different sides of a very small room – it’s all in the camera work that the room looks as big as it is), and from what I understand from both of them, are good friends.

102. RobertMfromLI - March 8, 2010

90. Dunsel Report:

Hehehe… those are just his real life lips… a more earthy tone lipstick next time maybe? ;-)

103. James Cawley - March 8, 2010

Actually, No lipstick on Bobby at all, It seems to be a funny effect caused by the sepia tone. The color footage looks fine. It is something we will have to adjust in post.

104. scott - March 8, 2010

Outstanding. 2 cents: lose that Duck Dodgers style Looney Tunes logo. This needs something bold but classy.

105. Patty W - March 8, 2010

LOL… like this Scott?

106. Buddy Deering - March 8, 2010

All I can say is the usual praise for a job well done. Love the sepia-tone retro feel.
And the fact you HAVE done your homework.
Yes he was 20, tall and lean in the earliest strips.
And a World War One vet.
But once again Mr Cawley,well done!

107. startrekguy - March 9, 2010

#75 The director of the pilot according to this Bobby Quinn Rice intervew – – is Fred Olen Ray.

108. Damian - March 9, 2010

#97–I always liked Captain Archer. I found him to have an evolving personality based on his experiences. He started optimistic, almost naive about the galaxy. But he quickly learned that the galaxy is a dangerous place and he adapted accordingly. Like Gerard’s Buck Rogers, he was always willing to make new friends and stand up for the little guy, but he was ready to kick ass when the need arose.

109. Hugh Hoyland - March 9, 2010

#98 I to had a crush on her as well. I actually seen the 79 pilot at the theater, but from what I understand now it was supposed to be a made for TV movie, go figure. Either way Erin was nice to look at!

110. Renee Wike - March 9, 2010

#100 Thank You for saying something about that classless remark.

111. Larry - March 9, 2010

Really good. And I agree with some other posts, the acting was better in that clip than in the show way back when.

I look forward to seeing the rest of this, and greatly appreciate all the work that Cawley and company is putting into this.

-Larry at Hoserlu Studios

112. Rocket Scientist - March 9, 2010

My goodness, Gil Gerard may have just delivered the performance of his career! He packed a lot of nuance and subtext into those 3 minutes. Erin Grey was pretty terrific too! This has a lot of promise.

113. Domino - March 10, 2010

Gil would have made this show a success. Now it’s going to be just going to be something to watch in your spare time.

114. Jorg Sacul - March 10, 2010

This will be huge. I wouldn’t be surprised to find networks fighting over it in the future.

115. BrF - March 10, 2010

Erin Gray was great.

The imagery in the teaser was great. I want to say this supportively, but I wish the music had been better. It felt like a generic idea of what a blockbuster should sound like. If it was its own thing the way the imagery is its own thing, this would be firing on all cylinders.

116. startrekguy - March 11, 2010

I sent a link to the clip to friend of mine. She asked who was Buck. I told her the person referred to as Lucas. She said like Luke Skywalker. No Joke.

As posted on Youtube – retroaccount – His name is Lucas “Buck” Rogers. It was a creative choice for personal reasons!
His father is William, brother is Anthony.

If people start to link this to Star Wars based on my friend’s comment and a Youtube comment, then I think that “creative choice” was a poor choice for a name change.

Other than the name issue, I like what I have seen so far.

117. Sebastian - March 16, 2010

Oh my; now, I would easily pay $10 to see this in a theatre! Erin Gray and Gil Gerard are in top form; better than anything they had the chance to do on the old show (not for lack of talent; but opportunity).

This looks so good, it’s really hard to believe it’s NOT a Hollywood production (actually, I CAN believe it; the dialogue is too flowing and natural for a Hollywood movie! Hee hee…).

Mr Cawley and company; keep up the fantastic work! Can’t wait to see the rest.

118. Trekmade. - April 8, 2010

Me too, Sebastian. Me too.

119. Warp - June 3, 2010

Hey this the 21st century i thought Buck Rogers was sci-fi not an old story set back in the dust bowl days , but you need a setting that young folks can relate to not when most the older generations are dead or dying .

When they did Flask gordon movie 1980 was good at least they used current times to set the movie , Today most kids don’t know the history from from beyond the 1970’s , unless you guys were on drugs or drinking to much you just might win the award for ole granny not oscar you guys make me laugh then i’ll go and puke

120. Scott Hedrick - March 19, 2011


That really ought to be part of the signoff, at the end credits…

121. Darth Yoda - June 6, 2011

If that is all we’re going to see, I won’t bother with it. Where will buck get a spaceship from in WW1? Everyone seems happy with erin gray and gil gerard being reunited but they should also have got Twiki involved (the voice and the guy in the suit). I think moving the show back in time is seriously gonna make it too boring though is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.