Yul Brynner, his ‘maybe I should start smoking again’ thoughts inducing voice, Richard Widmark in his ‘I run s#%t here! but I’m kindhearted’ mode, some great looking real aircraft, and miniatures from the studio that unleashed Gamera, the giant flaming turtle with a propensity for adorable destruction, on the world embark on a therapeutic rescue mission fraught with danger and melodramatic flashbacks.
“It’s expensive being honest.” - Raymond St Ives
Sometimes Charles Bronson can be so much fun and this material suits him perfectly. The way he delivers some lines and quips won’t let you doubt for a second that his character is a (formerly successful) writer. He even barely throws a punch or shoots a gun, that sweet voice mustachioed charmer.
The story is interesting enough, the supporting cast is fantastic and you also get a taste of some of that…
Good Lord! You can cut the sexual tension with a knife in this Sci-Fi adventure - everyone wants a piece of Buck. I guess that’s what you get from 504 years of pent-up sexuality.
“Well now, what an attractive man you are, captain Buck Rogers. / You can take my word: he’s a wonderful man. Believe me. / You look magnificent, Buck!” - Dr. Theopolis - neon alarm clock
“I would like the opportunity to spend some time with our…