I've had a lull in my netflix queue lately, so I've ordered up a couple disks of that old, post TOS BSG camp known as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Remember, the one with Erin Grey? As campy and made-for-kids as the original was, I can't help but thinking there were some underlying compelling elements to the series. Of course, all old 70's shows like that are hopelessly dated: the leather disco outfits, the room-sized computer banks with blinking lights, etc. But it got me thinking. With the technology of now and being able to project out where we are going with nano-tech and perhaps quantum computers, imagine a Buck Rogers waking up in a 25th century with neural wetware, sentient androids, thought/computer mesh controlled spacecraft, etc. In the original BR, one of the underlying themes was the way 25th century holocaust descendants depended on computers for everything. Imagine a population wired into a world-wide ethernet almost from birth, and how crippling it would be to be cut off from it- except for 21st Century man Buck Rogers, who was never wired in in the first place. This would make an interesting reimagining of the premise now. Anyhow, it got my author gene firing again. Haven't decided if I want to play with this one yet or not. Does anyone happen to know who might have the rights to the old Buck Rogers franchise? I remember a few novels coming out back around the time of the old television series.