A group is doing a web series based on Buck Rogers. This looks to be more in the vein of the original source material (not that there's anything wrong with the series from the early 80's)
Here's the teaser
And here's a clip with Bobby Rice as Buck, two stars from the 80's series, Gil Gerard as Buck's dad and Erin Gray as his mother.
You can find the official site at http://buckrogersbegins.com/
*Actually, I think the Buck Rogers series was from the late 70's, but you get the general idea*