Starlog Archives: Buck Rogers
For readers of a certain age, this article from the Starlog archives is likely to be a heck of a nostalgia trip. In October and November of 1996, the sci-fi magazine ran a two-part retrospective about the TV show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Buck Rogers aired on NBC for two seasons from 1979-1981. Producer Glen A. Larson duplicated the formula of his other successful Star Wars rip-off, Battlestar Galacta. The two shows even cut costs by sharing props.
At the time, Buck Rogers was panned as a cheap knock-off which it probably was. I haven’t watched the show since I was ten years old and I don’t want to. All I know is that back in the days when I was obsessed with all things Star Wars, shows like Battlestar and Buck Rogers were the closest thing my friends and I could get to a sci-fi/adventure fix.