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.
The history of science fiction television is full of shows that have a lot of wonderful stuff... but you just know they could be even more awesome if someone seized their raw potential with both hands. Which classic TV show do you wish you could personally make a new version of?
Remember season two of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, when Hawk joined the cast and suddenly there were a lot more zany helmets and location shoots in the same handful of SoCal planets? This music video is sublimely like that.
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…
Science fiction is full of amazing musical acts. If you could rock out with your cosmos out, which musical group from science fiction or fantasy would you want to jam with? We asked over at io9's Facebook group, and now we're putting together a poll.
Cute robots have been a fixture in the pop culture landscape, ever since C-3PO and R2D2 crashed on Tatooine in the original Star Wars — but there have been cute robots in pop culture for way longer. The history of cute robots is a proud and totally cuddly one, full of beeping, blooping noises.
It's time for another io9 flashback, with this awesome video remix of every scene we could find where a human punches an alien. Set to L.L. Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out," for maximum impact!
Some of the hottest hot-shot pilots in space opera are women. It's a longstanding tradition in science fiction to show women taking the controls of starships, space fighters and star-cruisers, and here are our favorite badass female cockpit jockeys.
Dynamite's Buck Rogers comic series starts with a whole lot of Buck kicking ass (if giant amoebas had them, which I kind of doubt) and taking names (which, actually, the amoebas also don't have).
Arriving in stores today is Buck Rogers #0, a 25 cent preview of the upcoming revival of science fiction's first man out of time. Click through for a couple of pages.
The Buck Rogers revival officially kicks off in May with the release of the first issue of Dynamite's new Buck comic. But what kind of 25th century should we expect? The hero's new writer explains.
Buck Rogers is coming to the twenty-first century. James Cawley, producer of the Star Trek: Phase II fan series, has gotten the rights to do a Buck Rogers webseries with the same attention to detail.
This year sees the 80th birthday of time-traveling American hero Buck Rogers, the comic strip and movie serial hero who also made the 25th century both a weekly destination and strangely sexy for a generation of children in the early 1980s (Okay, that last part may have had a lot to do with Erin Gray's Wilma Deering…