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.
Buck Rogers has been credited with bringing into popular media the concept of space exploration, following in the footsteps of literary pioneers such as Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs (John Carter of Mars).
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.
The radio show again related the story of our hero Buck finding himself in the 25th Century. Actors Matt Crowley, Curtis Arnall, Carl Frank and John Larkin all voiced him at various times. The beautiful and strong-willed Wilma Deering was portrayed by Adele Ronson, and the brilliant scientist-inventor Dr. Huer was played by Edgar Stehli.
The radio series was produced and directed by Carlo De Angelo and later by Jack Johnstone. In 1988, Johnstone recalled how he worked with the sound effects of Ora Nichols to produce the sound of the rockets by using an air-conditioning vent.
- Buck Rogers 39-04-05 (001) The Origin Show.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-07 (002) The Gyro-Cosmic-Relativator Has Been Installed.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-10 (003) Willie and Black Barney Are Testing Dr Huer's New Invention.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-12 (004) The Psychic Restriction Ray Has Been Stolen.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-14 (005) Kane and Ardala Turn the Psychic Restriction Ray on Barney.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-17 (006) Dr Huer Searches for Impentrite.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-19 (007) Black Barney Is Under Control of Killer Kane.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-21 (008) Dr Huer's New Relativator Is Installed.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-24 (009) Willie Crash-lands His Rocket Roadster.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-26 (010) Black Barney Is Gathering Destructive Weapons.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-04-28 (011) Dr Huer's Fruitless Trip to Omaha.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-01 (012) Buck and Wilma Rocket to Omaha.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-03 (xxx) The Mechanical Mole - Part 1.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-05 (xxx) The Mechanical Mole - Part 2.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-08 (xxx) The Mechanical Mole - Part 3.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-10 (xxx) The Mechanical Mole - Part 4.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-12 (xxx) The Mechanical Mole - Part 5.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-15 (xxx) The Mechanical Mole - Part 6.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-17 (xxx) The Mechanical Mole - Part 7.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-19 (xxx) The Chase After Killer Kane - Part 1.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-21 (xxx) The Chase After Killer Kane - Part 2.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-23 (xxx) The Chase After Killer Kane - Part 3.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-25 (xxx) The Chase After Killer Kane - Part 4.mp3
- Buck Rogers 39-05-29 (xxx) The Chase After Killer Kane - Part 5.mp3
- Buck Rogers 47-03-28 (xxx) The Last Show.mp3
- Buck Rogers xx-xx-xx (732) Buck Tries To Save The Ungerground City of Or.mp3
- Buck Rogers xx-xx-xx (733) episode 733.mp3
- Buck Rogers xx-xx-xx (736) episode 736.mp3
- Buck Rogers xx-xx-xx (737) episode 737.mp3
- Buck Rogers xx-xx-xx (xxx) Killer Kane and Ardala Have Captured Dr Huer and Escaped to the Saturnian.mp3
- Buck Rogers xx-xx-xx (xxx) King Korax Decides to Team up with Killer Kane and Invade Venus.mp3
- Buck Rogers xx-xx-xx (xxx) The Mechanical Mole Is Trapped Underground by a Black Substance.mp3
- Buck Rogers xx-xx-xx (xxx) Willie Is Lost, Then Found Underground.mp3