Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Season 1 Episode 21

Space Rockers

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 1980 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: In the pilot it's implied that no one is familiar with rock, yet everyone seems complacent with music that appears to be rock in this episode.

  • Quotes

    • (Buck is put into a room where Andromeda is being held)
      Karana: Buck, what happened?
      Buck: Think I zigged when I should have zagged.

    • Twiki: (dancing) Bidi-bidi-bidi... long live rock-and-roll Buck!

    • Twiki: (Kicks a bad guy in the shin) Take that bozo!

    • (Buck explains his plan to infiltrate Music World)
      Buck: It's a natural... a man from the 20th century, the time when rock-and-roll music was born, goes to Music World and introduces Andromeda to the galaxy.

    • (Buck is questioning two teenagers that stole a star-fighter)
      Buck: "The devil made me do it" was obsolete thinking even in the 20th century.
      Boy: We really couldn't stop...
      Girl: That's right, I could see what was happening but it was like watching two other people do it.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The Beatles/The Who:
      Buck mentions that Andromeda is like The Beatles. Wilma asks him, "The who?" which Buck interprets as The Who. Not only did they make references to two bands of the 60s and 70s but to the classic Abbott & Costello routine "Who's on First."