Gil Gerard Quotes.
Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn’t do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap.
I brought my personality and sense of wonder and I think they wrote as much of my personality as they could. I do not go around kicking butt and saving the universe all the time but they tried to capture me as best as they could in the character.
I have a project at HBO and one at the Family Channel coming that are being looked at. Aside from that I am not doing much more than playing golf and some skiing.
I’ve now returned to the business again because I finally realised that I really enjoy the creative process.
Then I got the offer to play Buck Rogers, but I turned it down thinking it was a cartoon character. Well I was wrong, it wasn’t at all. So I read the script and decided I liked the character, it had a good concept.
The show originally started out as a ten hour mini-series. We shot two hours and then were excused for a while, for no apparent reason. Things went very quiet for a time and then a few months later we were called back and told that it was going to be a full season.
It is amazing that something I did 23 years ago still has an audience that people respond to and I am touched and surprised that people are still very positive about.
It’s more fun having him as everyman in the 25th Century. It is better to concentrate on what this planet will be like 500 years from now, and not be dealing with little aliens in space and all that related stuff.
I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had over the past 36 years for anything.
People would say I really loved Buck Rogers until the Hawk guy came on.
I’m currently raising a 15 year old son and an 18 year old daughter, which a guess is my punishment for a wild youth!
Up to that point I never really knew what my character would be expected to do, and prior to accepting the job I had actually turned down the role three times before finally giving in.
Yes, I did some rewrites of the show as some of the stuff was not very good and I worked my butt off to make it something that the audience liked and that I could be proud of.
I have a superstition about saying too much about what I want to happen, just in case it all disappears, or someone else comes along and beats me to it.
No, I was talking to the network and Universal about plans for a third season where Buck would go back to Earth and would focus on stories around the planet and show what it was like 500 years later.
I’d always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction, something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still, which I consider to be the classic science fiction film.
Some writers and producers are currently writing a sitcom for me, so we’ll see what happens there. I’m somewhat reluctant to talk about some of the upcoming projects that I’m working on; I’ve a lot of stuff on the go, including five pictures that I’m looking at producing.
I think people connect better with TV. stars over film stars.
The basic answer is that I wasn’t happy or fulfilled by the job I had and I wanted my life to mean something to me, so I searched my life experience and realized that acting and performing were activities that I enjoyed all aspects of.