Chuck Jones came up with a novel parody of the sci-fi hero, Buck Rogers, by casting Daffy Duck as "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century" in a righteously hilarious classic short, released in 1952.
Dodgers is summoned to locate Planet X, and, in turn, retrieve some iludium phosdex (a shaving cream atom---don't ask). Ah, but the Martians have other ideas. You know how this goes.
51 years later, after a sequel had been released, Dodgers would return, this time in a TV series for Cartoon Network, which lasted two seasons, and boasted a theme song performed by Tom Jones and the Flaming Lips (!). Too bad CN and Boomerang can't be bothered to dust the show off again just for kicks and giggles. For now.