Buck Rogers Space Gun Challenge

On top of South Park’s well-meted skewering of Richard Dawkins last week (or, at least, Dawkins’ skewering of Ms. Garrison — Haw!) I was psyched to see the reference to 1979-81’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Nobody ever talks about that show. Nobody ever buzzes about a remake. Nobody ever asks, “What happened to Gil Gerard?”

gil-gerard-buck-rogers-shirtless

When I try to source my own nostalgia for the show, it comes down to the white jumpsuits and the Betty-and-Veronica vibe between Princess Ardala and Erin Gray.*

????????????????? Otherwise, I admit it, it sucked. But I have to ask, what really distinguished it from other 1970s low-budget sci-fi shows? Buck Rogers, Dr. Who, Battlestar Galactica and Blake’s 7 all had actors standing around cheap sets brandishing the prop department’s imaginative notion of space guns.

Maybe it’s the guns. So here’s the question: Which toy/model gun is from which 70s show? See the pictures after the jump.

Gun #1:

gun1   

Gun #2:

gun2

Gun #3:

gun3

Gun #4:

gun4

The four shows are:

A. Buck Rogers

B. Blake’s 7

C. Battlestar Galactica

D. Dr. Who

Answers tomorrow.

*Second mention of Erin Gray in this blog
**
Also, Mel Blanc did the voice of Twiki! Mel Blanc!!! God, I love IMDB.

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2 Comments

  1. 1 — BG
    2 — BR
    3 — B7
    4 — dr. who

  2. 1 = Battlestar Galactica
    2 = Dr. Who
    3 = Blake’s Seven
    4 = Buck Rogers


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