Anthony "Buck" Rogers is a fictional character who first appeared in 1928 as Anthony Rogers, the hero of two novellas by Philip Francis Nowlan published in the magazine Amazing Stories. Rogers is best known from the long-running syndicated newspaper comic strip. He also appeared in a movie serial, a television series (where his first name was changed from Anthony to William) as well as many other formats.
The adventures of Buck Rogers comic strips, movies, radio and television became an important part of American pop culture. This pop phenomenon paralleled the development of space technology in the 20th Century and introduced Americans to outer space as a familiar environment for swashbuckling adventure. In 1932, the Buck Rogers radio program, notable as the first science fiction show on radio, hit the airwaves. It was broadcast four times a week for 15 years, from 1932 through 1947 Click here for a list of episodes on this CD.
for an audio sample from this old time radio show.
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