Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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    • Flight of the War Witch (2)
      Flight of the War Witch (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/27/80
      9.0

      As Princess Ardala holds Doctor Huer and Wilma captive on her ship the Draconia, the Pendaran Council ask both Buck and Ardala for help in defeating Zarina. Soon a temporary truce is made and Buck prepares to lead a combined fleet of Earth Starfighters and Draconian Marauders in an attack on the battle-cruiser of the War Witch. (Part 2 of 2)

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    • Space Vampire
      Space Vampire
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/3/80
      8.9
      No one believes that the Vorvon, who sneaks up on his victims and drains their living soul, is responsible for a series of deaths on Space Station Theta except Wilma -- his next intended victim.
    • Flight of the War Witch (1)
      Flight of the War Witch (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/27/80
      8.9
      A mysterious sphere lands in the desert near New Chicago. When Buck investigates, the globe releases a smaller sphere. Inside the small sphere Doctor Huer discovers contains instructions how to travel to another universe. Buck journeys through a space warp, where he discovers that the peaceful planet Pendar is being threatened by the sinister war witch Zarina. Meanwhile, curious about Buck's whereabouts, Princess Ardala has her spies steal information leading to Buck's mission. (Part 1 of 2)moreless
    • Awakening (2)
      Awakening (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/20/79
      8.7
      After Buck is branded as a traitor, he manages to convince the council to allow him the chance to clear his name. Buck returns to the Draconian flagship, and pretends to ally himself with Princess Ardala. The Princess is smitten by Buck and soon Buck manages to learn of Draconian plans to invade Earth. Buck realizes that he must find a way to stop the attack. (Part 2 of 2)moreless
    • Awakening (1)
      Awakening (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/20/79
      8.6

      In the year 1987, NASA launched space probe Ranger III, with astronaut William "Buck" Rogers, on a 5-month trip around the solar system. However, the craft runs into a meteor storm, which disrupts its life support system and sends it into a long elliptical orbit of the Earth. In the year 2491, Ranger III again approaches the Earth, and is intercepted by the alien flagship Draconia, which is on a peace mission to Earth. Aboard the Draconia, Buck is revived by Princess Ardala and her second-in-command, Kane, whose true plan is to attack and conquer Earth. Buck is sent to Earth with a hidden homing device, which is soon discovered by Earth's Defense Directorate. Buck is found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. However, at the last minute a plan is devised to send Buck to infiltrate the Draconians in an effort to prove his innocence. (Part 1 of 2)

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    • Time of the Hawk (2)
      Time of the Hawk (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      1/15/81
      8.6
      Buck and Hawk crash land in the jungle and have to form a shaky alliance in order to save Hawk's mate, Koori. Can Buck convince Hawk that not all humans are evil, or will the bird-man continue to slaughter every human he encounters in his bloody quest for vengeance? (Part 2 of 2)moreless
    • Planet of the Slave Girls (1)
      Planet of the Slave Girls (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/27/79
      8.5

      Most of Earth's defense squadron becomes incapacitated after ingesting poisoned food discs. Buck travels to the planet of the food's origin, Vistula, with Wilma and flight instructor Duke Danton, Wilma's old boyfriend. On the planet, they trace the plot to a man named Kaleel who has been selling slaves to the planet's governor. After Wilma is taken prisoner, Buck and Duke try to follow her in an effort to uncover the plot, however their ship is brought down by a "power leech". (Part 1 of 2)

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    • Planet of the Slave Girls (2)
      Planet of the Slave Girls (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      9/27/79
      8.5
      Buck and Danton recover from their crash, but now they are stranded in the desert. Meanwhile, Kaleel's secret attack fleet is getting ready to attack Earth. With so few fighter pilots, Earth's defense force is now outnumbered 10-to-1. Buck must rescue Wilma from Kaleel's mountain fortress and destroy the attack fleet before it can reach Earth. (Part 2 of 2)moreless
    • Journey to Oasis (2)
      Journey to Oasis (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      1/22/81
      8.5

      Continuing to travel by foot to Oasis, the party encounters dangerous mutants, however the biggest danger lies ahead as they must journey into the "Cave of the Winds" and face Ezer Hardin, a mysterious being that is otherwise known as the "Sword of Death". Meanwhile, since Admiral Zeit is convinced that the missing Ambassador Duvoe has been kidnapped, he prepares attack the Searcher in retaliation. (Part 2 of 2)

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    • The Plot to Kill a City (1)
      The Plot to Kill a City (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/11/79
      8.5

      After a Defense Directorate agent kills a member of a group of interstellar assassins, they plot to take their revenge on the city of New Chicago. Buck masquerades as an assassin and joins the group, but his attempt to thwart their plan is stopped when the leader of the group, Kellogg, discovers that Buck is an impostor. (Part 1 of 2)

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    • Mark of the Saurian
      Mark of the Saurian
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      2/5/81
      8.5
      The Saurians plot to destroy the Searcher and start a galactic war by infiltrating the starship and a space station in human disguise. Only Buck, who has contracted a strange virus, is able to see the true form of the Saurians, but no one believes him. When the Saurians realize that Buck is a threat to them, he becomes the target of their assassination attempts.moreless
    • The Guardians
      The Guardians
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      1/29/81
      8.4
      Buck finds himself entrusted with a bizarre glowing green box when he and Hawk find an old man near death on a remote planet. Back on the Searcher, the box creates a series of bizarre images in the minds of the crew members. In reality, the box has taken control of the Searcher and sent it at fantastic speeds toward an unknown destination.moreless
    • Ardala Returns
      Ardala Returns
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      1/24/80
      8.4

      Princess Ardala returns with another plan to snare the man from the 20th Century. This time, she captures Buck by luring him aboard a phony 20th Century spaceship like his Ranger III. Once aboard the Draconia, Kane creates four duplicate androids of Buck in an attempt to have them pilot the Draconian Hatchet fighters in an attack against Earth.

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    • Buck's Duel to the Death
      Buck's Duel to the Death
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      3/20/80
      8.4
      Buck attempts to free a peaceful planet from the powerful grip of an evil warlord known as the Traybor. He leads a band of men into Traybor's fortress in the hope of freeing the women the alien has kidnapped, but Traybor has a few special powers that may end Buck's career at any moment.moreless
    • Return of the Fighting 69th
      Return of the Fighting 69th
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      10/25/79
      8.3
      Some time before Buck Roger's arrival, Col. Wilma Deering had set out to capture two interstellar gun runners. A fire in their spacecraft left them disfigured and they now set out to take their revenge on Wilma and Earth. Capturing a freighter with 20th Century chemical weapons, they plan to poison the planet's atmosphere. With the aid of retired members of the Earth Defense Directorate's 69th Squadron, Buck and Wilma attack the gun runners' base to destroy them and the chemical weapons.moreless
    • The Plot to Kill a City (2)
      The Plot to Kill a City (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/18/79
      8.2
      Buck's disguise has been uncovered and he has been taken captive by the "Legion of Death". He must find a way to escape his captors and prevent Kellogg from detonating New Chicago's matter/antimatter energy plant, or everyone in the city will be killed. (Part 2 of 2)
    • Time of the Hawk (1)
      Time of the Hawk (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      1/15/81
      8.2
      Buck, Wilma, and Twiki set off into deep space aboard the Searcher, a starship on a mission to find the lost tribes of Earth -- humans who fled to the stars after a nuclear holocaust that all but destroyed the planet. The Searcher encounters a severely-damaged spacecraft with one survivor, who tells them of a savage attack by a bird-man named Hawk. Searcher sets course for the planet where it is believed Hawk lives, and Buck soon becomes involved in a desperate battle of wits and piloting skills with Hawk. However, Hawk's mate, who was a passenger in Buck's ship, is wounded in the battle. (Part 1 of 2)moreless
    • Escape From Wedded Bliss
      Escape From Wedded Bliss
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      11/29/79
      8.2
      Princess Ardala returns to try to make Buck, who she considers the most genetically perfect male in the galaxy, her husband. With a powerful weapon poised in Earth orbit, she commands Earth's leaders to turn Buck Rogers over to her or else....
    • The Satyr
      The Satyr
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      3/12/81
      8.2
      Buck and Twiki come across the survivors of a failed colony, a young widow and her son. The woman tells Buck that the other colonists all fled the planet as the result of a plague. Buck is confused by the woman's refusal to leave the planet despite being repeatedly being menaced by a goat-man named Pangor; but he soon discovers the truth about the plague when he contracts it and begins to turn into a goat-man himself.moreless
    • Journey to Oasis (1)
      Journey to Oasis (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      1/22/81
      8.1
      Hawk's first mission among the humans is to join Buck, Wilma, and Dr. Goodfellow in escorting Ambassador Duvoe to a peace conference that could avert a terrible galactic war. Crisis strikes as their shuttle passes through an electric storm and crashes in the desert. With contact with Searcher impossible, the party must travel by foot to Oasis, encountering savage mutants and a mischievous gnome named Odee-X. (Part 1 of 2)moreless
    • A Dream of Jennifer
      A Dream of Jennifer
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/14/80
      8.0
      Buck is haunted by the appearance of a young woman who bears a striking resemblance to Jennifer, a woman who Buck left behind when he was propelled into the 25th Century. He follows her and soon discovers that she was made to look like Jennifer in order to lure Buck into a trap set by an alien who wants Buck to stop a space freighter from delivering weapons to a planet his people hope to conquer.moreless
    • Vegas in Space
      Vegas in Space
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/4/79
      7.9
      Buck is sent to the gambling city Sinaloa with Directorate special agent Marla Landers to rescue a young woman who has been kidnapped by the city's ruler, Velosi. Velosi plans to extract some information from the woman's mind in order to destroy one of his competitors. The information involves plans for the Draconian Hatchet fighters, which have been plaguing Earth's defense forces.moreless
    • The Crystals
      The Crystals
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      3/5/81
      7.9
      Buck, Wilma, and Hawk are confronted with a bizarre riddle on an alien planet they are exploring for crystals to power the Searcher. Part of the riddle is the connection between a young woman and an eerie, mummy-like creature they encounter on the planet. Meanwhile, on the Searcher, the robot Crichton believes he has discovered the link -- one that is crucial to the success of their mission.moreless
    • Happy Birthday, Buck
      Happy Birthday, Buck
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/10/80
      7.8
      It's Buck Roger's 534th birthday, and Wilma and Dr. Huer plan a surprise party to cheer up the homesick astronaut. Wilma arranges to get Buck "out of the way" by having him accompany Dr. Huer's assistant to New Detroit with the doctor's business schedule. Meanwhile, a man who is plotting revenge against Huer attempts to gain access to the schedule from the assistant so that he can ambush and kill Dr. Huer.moreless
    • Testimony of a Traitor
      Testimony of a Traitor
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      4/9/81
      7.7

      An ancient videotape that seems to prove that Buck was involved in the nuclear holocaust that nearly destroyed the Earth hundreds of years before is discovered. Commissioner Bergstrom convenes a war crimes trial aboard the Searcher and, if Buck is found guilty, faces a death sentence. In a desperate attempt to clear himself, Buck agrees to another mind probe, but his memories seem to confirm the charges.

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    • Twiki is Missing
      Twiki is Missing
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      1/31/80
      7.5

      Twiki is kidnapped by the evil ruler of a mining colony who, faced with an uprising of the mine workers, plans to make duplicates of the AmbuQuad to work the mines. While in the mines attempting to rescue Twiki, Buck discovers something that will help Earth destroy a 10-ton ice asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth.

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    • Cruise Ship to the Stars
      Cruise Ship to the Stars
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/27/79
      7.5
      Murder and romance await Buck, Wilma, Theo and Twiki aboard the cruise ship Lyran Queen. Buck befriends a shy young girl while investigating the attempted kidnapping of beauty queen Miss Cosmos by a woman with superpowers. To his surprise, Buck learns the true identity of the mystery woman as he seeks the location of Miss Cosmos before a deadly dissection laser kills her.moreless
    • Unchained Woman
      Unchained Woman
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/1/79
      7.4
      Buck masquerades as a convict to break into a prison in an attempt to rescue Jen Burton, who took the blame for a murder her boyfriend, a shipping pirate, really committed. The Earth Defense Directorate believes that she can supply information to put the pirate in jail. Breaking out of the underground prison, Buck and the woman head for a nearby spaceport for return to Earth, but they are pursued by an indestructible android prison guard.moreless
    • Planet of the Amazon Women
      Planet of the Amazon Women
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/8/79
      7.4
      Kidnapped to the planet Zantia, Buck finds himself auctioned off to Ariela, the daughter of the planet's Prime Minister. Through her, Buck learns that the planet's male population is being held as prisoners of war of a people called the Ruathans. Buck agrees to help the women free their men in return for his own freedom.moreless
    • The Dorian Secret
      The Dorian Secret
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      4/16/81
      7.3

      Buck and Hawk are sent to a space station to pick up the survivors of a planetary disaster and transport them to a new home. Before departing, Buck rescues a young woman from a group of Dorian thugs. Later, while en route to the planet, the Searcher is attacked by a Dorian craft, which demands that the woman be returned for the murder of a warlord's son. As the Dorians persist and subject the Searcher and its passengers to a severe pounding, the refugees begin to rebel, insisting that the woman be turned over. Eventually, Buck discovers that truth about the woman and the startling reason why the Dorians always wear what at first appear to be merely ceremonial face masks.

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    • The Golden Man
      The Golden Man
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      2/19/81
      7.3
      The Searcher rescues a gold-skinned boy from an escape capsule in an asteroid field. When the ship collides with one of the asteroids, the boy displays his powers of molecular alteration by rescuing Admiral Asimov from beneath a fallen girder. The boy assures the crew of the Searcher that, with the help of his companion, who is on a nearby planet, he can dislodge the ship from the asteroid. But when Buck and Hawk go to the planet to get the companion, they find that he is being held captive by a man who wants to use the boy's powers for his own greedy purposes.moreless
    • Space Rockers
      Space Rockers
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      2/21/80
      7.2

      The evil Lars Mangros plans to broadcast a subliminal signal during the next performance of the rock group Andromeda that will cause the youth of the galaxy to riot. Buck infiltrates Music World, where the broadcast will originate, in an attempt to stop the madman from destroying the galaxy's cities.

    • The Hand of the Goral
      The Hand of the Goral
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      3/26/81
      7.0

      Buck, Wilma, and Hawk explore a strange planet and come across the wreckage of a spacecraft and its lone survivor. He is taken back to the Searcher by Wilma, while Buck and Hawk continue to explore. After some unexplained happenings on the planet, they return to the Searcher, where they find that everyone has undergone personality changes -- becoming the opposite of their real selves. Buck soon learns that he can not even trust Wilma and Hawk to help him solve the mystery of what has happened.

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    • Cosmic Whiz Kid
      Cosmic Whiz Kid
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/15/79
      7.0

      Hieronymus Fox, an 11-year-old child genius from the 20th Century is kidnapped for ransom by the sinister Roderick Zale. The boy is the President of the planet Genesia and his bodyguard fears that he will be killed because they cannot meet the ransom demand. Buck, Wilma, and the bodyguard then make separate attempts to rescue the boy.

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    • Olympiad
      Olympiad
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/7/80
      6.7

      Buck is invited to be the special guest of the 2492 Olympics. Shortly after arriving on the planet where they are being held, he is drawn into a game of political intrigue when an athlete from the planet Lozira attempts to defect to Earth.

    • A Blast for Buck
      A Blast for Buck
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/17/80
      6.6
      To discover the secret behind a terrifying riddle presented to him, Buck subjects himself to a mind probe in an attempt to find out who is responsible for the mysterious objects being transported into the Defense Directorate's building.
    • Shgoratchx!
      Shgoratchx!
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      3/19/81
      6.5
      Buck is ordered to explore a derelict spaceship that the Searcher encounters, and finds it filled with solar bombs and crewed by seven little men. They are escorted back to the Searcher and Admiral Asimov takes their ship in tow to a place where the bombs can be safely detonated. Assuming the little men can cause no real harm, Buck places them in the care of Wilma; but the little men have never seen a woman before and are intent on finding out what all of the "funny little bumps" are.moreless
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