Buck Rogers is a rather peculiar sci-fi property, being almost a hundred years old. While everyone has heard of it at least once in their lifetime, actually knowing something from the series? That's another pair of rocket jockeys for sure. This is also because the character went through several reinventions, after debuting in a comic strip series in 1928. At first, William Rogers is a mine worker who falls prey to a job accident, ending up trapped in suspended animation. He is subsequently reawakened in 2412 and comes across Wilma Deering, saving her from an attack by a ferocious beast.