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A weekly rummage in the attic of sci-fi

We'd like to believe that there's something deeply meta about this week's Mindcandy offering. It was, of course, noble starfarer Buck Rogers' fate to be deep-frozen before thawing out five centuries into the far-flung future... So what appears to be a humble popsicle actually functions as an intertextual discourse on the original cultural signifier. And how many of those can you lick?