In 1979, producer Glen A. Larson (Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team) revived the character of Buck Rogers (originally created in 1928) for a television pilot for NBC. The result got a theatrical release, only to appear a year later on television as a prelude to a series starring Gil Gerard as the astronaut who goes on a space mission, only to awaken 500 years later on a severely different Earth and be chosen to aid a special defense organization due to his superior piloting skills. In the second season, Buck becomes a crew member on the Seacher, a spacecraft on the mission of finding lost tribes of Earth on other planets. Buck's robot assistant is voiced by cartoon legend Mel Blanc. This 5-DVD set includes all 32 episodes and the original pilot movie.