Remake/Remodel: Buck Rogers
Over at the Engine, this week's Remake/Remodel is Buck Rogers. I thought I'd take the classic sci-fi futuristic hero and put a current spin on him. Buck Rogers wakes up in a world where global warming has gone unchecked and the world is largely covered in water as glaciers at the poles have melted at increasingly alarming rates. Humankind has finally switched from fossil fuels and Buck's soldier uniform is powered by solar and hydro power and gives off no polluting gases. The intense sun requires him to remain completely covered from head to toe and special goggles are required to go out during the day. A breathing unit protects him from the toxic air. Fun!