Barbarella, some know the name, some know the film by heart and for some they have only see or heard the things it has influenced. The 1968 camp sci-fi film was a French-Italian production and was based on a French comic of the same name.
John Carter, Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers were all pioneer characters in sci-fi and all left their futuristic boot print on pop culture. In a time when the Earth had become a much smaller place people looked to both space and the future with more scientific curiosity than ever. It was the late 1920’s and 1930’s. This was the era which propelled sci-fi forward while strapped to a rocket pack and born from this was Buck Rogers. He was a futuristic Rip Van Winkle and the viewers would see the future through the eyes of one of their contemporaries.