For this week’s Weekend Matinee, we’re traveling half a millennium into the future with Buck Rogers in Planet Outlaws!
James T. Kirk owes a lot to his space opera forebears, characters like Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and the Lensmen: He wears a cool uniform, has a fancy ray gun strapped to his hip, flies the fastest ship in the galaxy, and has a weird alien sidekick. Yet the character of Kirk has outstripped his predecessors.
When you think about Buck Rogers, you probably think of a scifi character that’s basically been around forever. But he does have an origin story—one that was told in the classic Amazing Stories magazine under the title Armageddon 2419 AD—and it’s this tale that will finally bring Buck Rogers back to the big screen.
Between Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, wild and frenetic space opera is making a comeback. But the genre contains plenty more amazing, largely untapped material. Here are 16 other space heroes who could rock their own movies.
It’s bad news in the Marvel U. this week, as the Infinity event begins! Reality is breaking down, half the Avengers are fighting a war in space, and worst of all, Thanos is back! Meanwhile, Wonder Woman comes to Smallville, Saga continues and Buck Rogers returns from the 25th century, all in this week’s comic releases!
When 20th century astronaut Buck Rogers was transported to the 25th century, he discovered while many things had changed over the last 500 years, some things stayed the same — namely, that rock and roll is evil and young people are the worst. And in the insanely horrible episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century…
If you thought the discofied Buck Rogers show and movies like Star Crash were ridiculously over-the-top examples of disco space opera, then you haven't seen Escape From Galaxy 3. It's possibly the most offensively terrible, wonderfully Bacchanalian film we've ever seen. How much cocaine do you think they needed to…
In case you'd forgotten how mind-blowing the art of the late Frank Frazetta and Frank Miller is, an art-lover paid a record-breaking $101,575 for Miller's black-and-white cover image for Daredevil #188. Check out Frazetta's even more expensive art below.
We're back, taking it to the tweets and tearing an unsuspecting Netflix-able movie a new one. But the twist is, this week, you guys decide which film gets to feel our collective wrath.
Hal Jordan's looking beat-up in Green Lantern pics. Photos from Nolan's Inception reveal nothing, but look awesome. I Am Number Four gets a star, and Zoe Saldana talks Spock/Uhura nookie. Plus Lost, Iron Man, Buck Rogers, Supernatural and Chuck spoilers!
Paul W.S. Anderson explains what to expect from his Buck Rogers movie, and Kevin Feige talks Marvel movie crossovers. Transformers 3's next Decepticon, unmasked! Stargate's alien villain is a former Heroes star. Plus Doctor Who, Fringe, Sorcerer's Apprentice and Supernatural.
Video-game movie mastermind Paul W.S. Anderson will be directing Buck Rogers, the movie. Thank goodness the screenplay was penned by the Iron Man scribes. But it's still likely to be a disaster of epic proportions.
To those waiting decades to see Buck Rogers In The 25th Century's Gil Gerard and Erin Grey together again: Your patience has been rewarded! But this time, the onetime Buck is his own father in a new web-based Buck Rogers.
Yesterday, we showed you the first pic of the updated Tron Legacy outfits, but we can't help but wonder what the designers of Dynamite's Buck Rogers revamp feel about seeing them. Apparently, partially-glowing bodysuits are very 2010...
The Holiday Season is officially on us again, and that can mean only one thing that isn't watching Christmas In Connecticut over and over again: Time to think about gift-giving (and getting). Where better to start than with toys?
Aliens Hero Pulse Rifle Replica
Because, sometimes, you just have to have your own, ready-for-wall-mounting (It even comes with its own wall plaque) replica of heavy weaponry from classic 1980s sci-fi monster movies. While your friends geek out about Avatar, give them this to remind them of the time when James Cameron…
Is escapism the enemy of smart science fiction? Are stories that let us escape reality always inconsequential fluff? That's what people argue — but the reverse is true. Escapism is a literary impulse, and escapist art is the highest art.