Buck Rogers was a story about a man who was woken up 500 years after going to sleep. He was a spaceship captain, and was now in the 25th Century.
It was quite a groovy sci-fi series, complete with "Pyow!" noices for lasers, and much flying around in spaceships. JUST the sort of thing a schoolboy wants to see.
Buck was played by Gil Gerard, and his lady-friend was played by Erin Grey.
There was also a robot in the series called Twiki who was voiced by my all-time favourite voice-actor, Mel Blanc.