In 1987, Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers pilots his area shuttle Ranger three on a mission however a meteor storm freezes him into an orbit that returns him to Earth – 500 years later. In 2491, his shuttle is discovered and captured by the Draconian flagship, beneath the command of Princess Ardala and her second-in-command Kane. Reviving him, they return him to Earth after secretly planting a homing beacon aboard his shuttle to trace a path via Earth’s protection barrier. Buck is beneath arrest and learns that Earth has been rebuilt over the centuries in his absence following a nuclear holocaust. Buck Rogers should modify to the 25th century, and persuade the Terrans that the Draconians are secretly planning to overcome Earth.