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Buck Rogers is a fictional character who first appeared in Armageddon 2419 A.D. by Philip Francis Nowlan in the August 1928 issue of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories as Anthony Rogers.

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What elements of Star Wars were derived from Flash Gordon?

George Lucas's famous opening crawl used in most of his Star Wars films came directly from Universal's film adaptation of the Buck Rogers comic strips, which were also used in Flash Gordon. --EDIT--...
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Buck Rogers episode with a “OMG humans ate MEAT!” scene

What I'm looking for is which episode of this show has a scene I remember. Buck and a friend crash their fighters in a desert planet. They survive unhurt, look around and the friend says there's no ...
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Buck Rogers and Starbuck

Is there any (out of universe) connection between the in many ways similar characters Buck Rogers (1978) and Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica, same year)? E.g. same writers who just liked the name, a ...
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70's - 80's Sci-fi TV episode where an alien suit is grafting onto its host

I just had a vague flash of memory of an old TV show with lots of people wearing a new, "trendy" spacesuit (One of those shiny foil jumpsuits meant to be "normal" clothing in the future). It's later ...
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What scifi 70s/80s series featured a 'trivial pursuit' charging station?

I remember watching a scifi series in the late 80s/early 90s in which one of the bad guys has a power (to shoot rays from his hand?). To recharge his power, he has to put his hand on a multicolored ...
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Did Buck Rogers Starfighters Have Retracting Wings?

One of my favorite shows as a kid was Buck Rogers, and I always liked the design of the Earth starfighter in the show. I also had a small toy of the starfighter, made by Corgi, shown here: On the ...
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What was the reason Buck Rogers was initially “lost in space” (in deep sleep) in the TV series pilot?

I remember the TV series pilot where Buck Rogers is sleeping deeply, drifting through the voids in an ice-cold space-shuttle. But I can't remember the reason he got into that situation. What was the ...
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Did the Buck Rogers Serials Follow the Comics?

I know when the Flash Gordon serials were made, there was a tight control over them and every effort was made to make them match as closely as possible to the comic strips that were so popular at the ...
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Did President Franklin Roosevelt appear in Buck Rogers?

Did Franklin Roosevelt appear in the Buck Rogers comic strip, as suggested in the quote below? If so, in what issue, or on which date? From the In Roosevelt History blog: FDR: SPACE RANGER In ...