Hawk -The sole survivor of
a race of winged humanoids that inhabited the planet Earth in
ages past.on the sci-fi series BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH
CENTURY/NBC/1979-81. As the race of "humans" grew in size, they hunted the
Bird People. In a desperate attempt to save their civilization
these feathered creatures took to the stars. Generations of fear
and hiding had bred out their ability to fly (their wings
disappeared) but their desire to fly was still retained.
(Thom Christopher) satisfied this urge for flight by soaring in
a sleek metallic craft that resembled a hawk with outstretched
wings whose retractable landing gears were the shape of fierce
The Valley of the Eagles on the planet Throm had been
the last outpost of the Bird People, but still the hunters came
and destroyed the remnants of his race.
Victims of the holocaust
included his mate, Kuri. Enraged, Hawk took to the skies in his
taloned spacecraft and began a spree of terror to avenge the
death of his people.
Only after Hawk met the Earthman Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard), did
he realize that all humans were not his enemy. Buck and Hawk
were united in one common bond. Both were sole survivors.
Maki-Maki, the winged
God of the Bird people can still be found in the mammoth stone
carvings of Easter Island.
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