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  • In 1987, Captain William "Buck" Rogers pilots his space shuttle on a mission but a meteor storm freezes him into an orbit that returns him to Earth 500 years later. In 2491, his shuttle is found and captured by the Draconian flagship, under the command of Princess Ardala and her second-in-command Kane. Reviving him, they return him to Earth after planting a homing beacon aboard his shuttle to track a path through Earth's defense barrier. Buck is under arrest for espionage and learns that Earth has been rebuilt over the centuries in his absence following a nuclear holocaust. Buck Rogers must now adjust to the 25th century, and convince the Terrans that the Draconians are planning to conquer Earth.

    - Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>
  • In 1987, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, on a mission to launch a space probe, is placed in suspended animation into an orbit that only returns his shuttle to our solar system 500 years later. His shuttle is captured by the Draconian flagship, under the command of Princess Ardala and her henchman Kane, a former native of Earth. Reviving him, they deceive him into returning to Earth after secretly planting a tracer on his shuttle to learn the path through Earth's defense barrier. Under the command of Colonel Wilma Deering, the Earth space forces intercept him and Buck is under arrest. Buck Rogers must now adjust to this new time, address the suspicions of the Terrans who accuse him of espionage, and protect Earth from the threat that the Draconians secretly pose.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>
  • A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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