Posted - 11 March 2016 : 04:15:05
Buck Rogers in the 26th Century
story by Ayko...Willy 'Luke' Muschiol
based on ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’ by Philip Francis Nowlan and the NBC Universal TV series
On 15.March.2021, the USAF launches Ranger III, their last manned deep space shuttle. Aboard, Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers and Lieutenant Buddy Wade encounter a strange gas cloud that envelops their ship freezing them in a bubble of suspended time for over 500 years...
Ranger III is discovered by the space vessel ‚Dracconia‘. Aboard are Princess Ardala and General Kane who awaken the two crewmen from cryopreservation. Rogers and Wade learn that earth was rebuilt following a devastating thermo-nuclear war that occurred on November 24, 2021, and ended with the use of orbiting space weapons causing devastation and destruction that laid the globe to waste. The population is now under the protection of the Earth Defense Directorate headed by Marshall Kragg and Dr. Hugher.
Princess Ardala takes a romantic interest in Buck and Buddy discovers that Kane is secretly planning an invasion of earth with his army of space racketeers through staged pirate attacks on Earth's shipping fleet, forcing Earth to seek a treaty with the Draconians and unwittingly opening up their defenses to the invaders.
A tracking beacon is placed aboard the Ranger III shuttle to record the way past Earth's defense shield. Buck and Buddy land in New Chicago and are taken into custody by Colonel Wilma Deering of Earth's military forces. They are interrogated and learn that selected Earth cities have been rebuilt over the centuries in their absence following the nuclear holocaust and now the only thing left is big cities surrounded by desert wasteland. In his area of detention, Buck and Buddy make the acquaintance of Dr. Hugher, the leader of Earth's Defense Directorate, and the sentient computer Dr. Theopolis along with his dwarf robot drone Twiki.
to be continued...
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Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers
Lieutenant Buddy Wade
Captain Wilma Deering
‘Theo’ Dr. Theopolis & Twiki
Price to film is negotiable.