Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Ships

Regardless of which science fiction series you were watching, the 1930’s space-faring vessel was typically the familiar “cigar-shaped” vaguely aerodynamic spacecraft that hung on wires and spewed fire and smoke from the aft end.

Thank goodness special effects technology matured…

In 1979, fresh off the groundbreaking Battlestar Galactica, Glen Larson still had talented designers and their designs for his take on the classic Buck Rogers story. None of these looked like 1930’s-era spacecraft.

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