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Published On: Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010

Gil Gerard interview: His favorite episode, turning down the role and what he kept

Gil Gerard is most know for his  role Capt. William “Buck” Rogers in Buck Rogers in the 25h Century.  The show is still loved by fans everywhere even after 30 years.

Gil Gerard as Buck RogersThe famous role almost wasn’t as Gerard explains how he turned down the role during his interview with Media Mikes.

“I received the opportunity and turned it down three times.  Finally my agent told me to read the script.  I read it and it was pretty great.  So, I decided to do it.  I turned it down because I didn’t want to do a cartoon character.  I have seen the old Batman series and didn’t want to that type of show.  Buck Rogers was based on a cartoon.  I thought that Buck had a great sense of humanity and a great sense of humor.  That is what attracted me to the role.”

Gerard notes that the second season is his favorite and picked a favorite episode.

“I liked ‘The Satyr’.  It gave me a chance to do some character acting.  It also reminded me of what I would have like the show to do for season two.  Which was basically stay on Earth and have adventures on Earth.”

Did he keep anything from the TV show.

 I did.  I have the star fighter from all of the fight scenes.  It was the Buck Rogers’ star fighter.  I have it here in my house.”

Check out the full interview HERE

 

 

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