|2016: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979-1981) premiered on American television in September 1979. The story followed a twentieth century astronaut revived after 500 years of suspended animation to become Earth's greatest hero. Created by Glen A. Larson and Leslie Stevens, the new series starred Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, and Felix Silla. Gerard looked to the past to prepare for his future production. He hit on the idea of recycling artifacts into a less showy series that premiered to the delight of audiences. Join Buck and the galaxy's most beautiful women in a richly researched work that soars at light speed beyond other Buck Rogers books.