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I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/28/2011 5:53:33 PM   
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So, I have read Armageddon 2419 a few months ago and after reading it I bought a book with Buck Rogers comic strips which were supposed to be a comic adaptation of the story.

At first, I loved the graphics, but after several strips the story said good bye to the story of the novel and sanity and intelligence too. It turned into a story for kiddies with nonsensical adventures - a bit like Flash Gordon but without his charisma and chivalry.
The comic is supposed to be post-apocalyptic with total war with technologically superior enemies but it quickly devolves into nonsense like the enemy emperor wanting the protagonist's love interest in his harem and protagonist saving her and stuff like that.

The novel was serious business - with lots of combat, descriptions of military technology and tactics, violence, genocide conducted by both sides and Rogers killing enemies in fights in gory ways. None of these is in the comic.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 1:23:55 AM   
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Buck Rodgers was for kids wasn't it?

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 2:35:15 AM   
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Buck Rodgers was for kids wasn't it?


This should help explain it...






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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 2:40:22 AM   
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This was a good flick




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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 2:53:01 AM   
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I enjoyed the original novel.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 6:24:12 AM   
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This was a good flick


That wasn't exactly a "flick." Itwas a TV series that lasted two seasons, which had an episode guest starring Buster Crabbe (who played both Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon in the serials, as pictured above).

To bring it back on topic, the TV series was definitely aimed at the young (or young at heart), as evidenced by the robot that pretty much did nothing but say "beedeebeedeebeedeebee" while carrying the ORAC'ish* robot around his neck.



* ORAC is a reference to the portable computer from Blake's 7 (although, theirs had an "attitude"), in which Blake was missing for the majority of the series and the team was less than 7 for the majority as well.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 6:59:23 AM   
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This was a good flick


That wasn't exactly a "flick." Itwas a TV series that lasted two seasons, which had an episode guest starring Buster Crabbe (who played both Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon in the serials, as pictured above).

To bring it back on topic, the TV series was definitely aimed at the young (or young at heart), as evidenced by the robot that pretty much did nothing but say "beedeebeedeebeedeebee" while carrying the ORAC'ish* robot around his neck.



* ORAC is a reference to the portable computer from Blake's 7 (although, theirs had an "attitude"), in which Blake was missing for the majority of the series and the team was less than 7 for the majority as well.



Actually, it was a flick. The TV series came off of the movie, same actors and actresses.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 7:22:17 AM   
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Buck Rodgers was for kids wasn't it?

It looks like so. Sounds like we have the first case of the infamous "franchise reimagining for broader audience".

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Buck Rodgers was for kids wasn't it?


This should help explain it...






Flash Gordon (the comic strip) is more coherent as Flash started out as a heroic character that beats enemies up and wrestles wild animals. Such a character is much better for an idealistic comic strip. Buck Rogers just took a good story and made it stupid.


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I enjoyed the original novel.

It would be awesome if there would be a movie or a graphic novel based on the original novel.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 7:24:37 AM   
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Actually, it was a flick. The TV series came off of the movie, same actors and actresses.


Take a closer look at the cover he uploaded for "The Complete Epic Series."
(yes, there was a theatrical movie a year or two prior)
(not to mention the serial 40 years prior).


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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 7:18:40 PM   
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Ahhh ok. Gotchya.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 8:27:59 PM   
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Yes but the movie was released in theatres before the tv series,same actors etc but some dialogue in the theatrical version wasnt in the telivised one.I remember seeing it in the drive in when I was a kid.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/29/2011 10:02:22 PM   
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Buck Rodgers was for kids wasn't it?



Wimmer Dearing was not tho.....

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/30/2011 3:24:08 AM   
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Yes but the movie was released in theatres before the tv series,same actors etc but some dialogue in the theatrical version wasnt in the telivised one.I remember seeing it in the drive in when I was a kid.


I didn't know drive-ins were for watching movies....wow..you learn something new everyday.....

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/30/2011 3:46:59 AM   
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This was a good flick


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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/30/2011 3:55:27 AM   
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Yes but the movie was released in theatres before the tv series,same actors etc but some dialogue in the theatrical version wasnt in the telivised one.I remember seeing it in the drive in when I was a kid.


I didn't know drive-ins were for watching movies....wow..you learn something new everyday.....



I cannot remember ever watching a movie at a drive in.........

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/30/2011 5:10:36 AM   
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I miss a good 'ole drive-in.......too bad that at our age me and the missus would probably fall asleep....

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/30/2011 5:11:37 AM   
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AhYea! 11Cent movies with 2 Westerns, Buck Rogers Serial, Cartioon, Previews, Nickel popcorn, those were the days.

Of course there was a little problem, it was WW2., ok it may have been a Zorro Serial, Hmmm ! ?


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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/30/2011 7:46:20 AM   
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Yes but the movie was released in theatres before the tv series,same actors etc but some dialogue in the theatrical version wasnt in the telivised one.I remember seeing it in the drive in when I was a kid.


And yet you posted a picture for the TV series (the picture you posted was the issue, not the pre-existence of the movie)

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I didn't know drive-ins were for watching movies....wow..you learn something new everyday.....


You are kidding, right? (or are you just "kid?" *grin*)

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I cannot remember ever watching a movie at a drive in.


I can... it was a couple of weeks ago (but the bulbs are getting real bad at our (last!) local drive-in's projectors, all the movies are almost too dark to see anymore!).


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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/30/2011 4:06:19 PM   
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"Despite the show’s many faults Buck Rogers is however recalled with fondness by ageing Generation X’ers who watched the show as kids and whose first nocturnal emissions no doubt involved Erin Gray"







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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/30/2011 5:06:17 PM   
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You can include me in that bunch Baird! 

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/31/2011 5:40:45 AM   
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"Despite the show’s many faults Buck Rogers is however recalled with fondness by ageing Generation X’ers who watched the show as kids and whose first nocturnal emissions no doubt involved Erin Gray"

For those who still have that fondness.












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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/31/2011 1:18:34 PM   
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" ....... kids and whose first nocturnal emissions ........ "




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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/31/2011 3:04:22 PM   
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Rememeber being called generation X....now where all forty or so....oh hum...anyone out there who is in their early twenties...I have something to say...you'll be forty before you know it...it flies and I mean flies...so make the most of being young...don't live upto the saying youth is wasted on the young...

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/31/2011 4:31:02 PM   
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I tell my high school students that one day their kids are going to be laughing at their sagging pants and will listen to hip hop and say, "YOU ACTUALLY LIKED THAT!!!???"  And some of them get so mad at that .  It is quite funny.  Of course I was the same when I was a teen back in the hippy days.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/31/2011 5:03:02 PM   
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I tell my high school students that one day their kids are going to be laughing at their sagging pants and will listen to hip hop and say, "YOU ACTUALLY LIKED THAT!!!???"  And some of them get so mad at that .  It is quite funny.

Rap was around since centuries ago. I doubt it's going to go away and I doubt it's appeal to certain social groups will disappear.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/31/2011 7:52:06 PM   
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Some how I can't picture Colombus or Frederick the Great scratching on a turn table.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 7/31/2011 8:56:11 PM   
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Some how I can't picture Colombus or Frederick the Great scratching on a turn table.

It's because it's African music, not European.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 8/5/2011 6:39:56 AM   
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This is a blast from the past ... I loved the show from back in the day. Surprising to hear they are making a game of such an old show.

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RE: I'm very angry about Buck Rogers - 8/5/2011 1:24:41 PM   
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I just liked looking at Erin Gray.

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