Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Every weekday, your Sci-Fi 5 brings you five minutes of science fiction history. Our panel of hosts present the background stories and details about the creators and context around the stories you love. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.

Sep 20, 2021

The original space hero came to NBC on September 20, 1979 when "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" premiered. It was sci-fi heroics for the disco age with an appealing cast and plenty of hardware. So why didn't Buck last into the next century and beyond?

Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history.

Written by John Champion

Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi

Music by Devin Curry