Season 1, Episode 1: Awakening16 August 1979
In 1987, a space phenomenon sends NASA astronaut William "Buck" Rogers and his space shuttle off course and freezes his life support systems for 500 years. Buck is awakened in 2491 by the evil Draconians on their way to Earth to sign a peace treaty. However, Buck must convince the Earth Defense Directorate that the Draconians, led by the alluring Princess Ardala and her henchman Kane, are actually planning to conquer Earth instead.
27 September 1979
Evil and charismatic mutant Kaleel poisons Earth's food supply in order to weaken the planet's defenses and launch an attack on our world. Buck Rogers, Wilma Deering, and Major Duke Denton travel to the planet Vistula so they can thwart Keleel's dastardly plans before it's too late.
4 October 1979
Buck works with Major Marla Landers to infiltrate Sinaloa, the gambling capital of the galaxy, in order to rescue a young woman who has been abducted by criminals who want the corporate secrets she possesses. But Buck meets the beautiful Tangie, another damsel in distress, and must take on her boss, the sinister Morgan Velosi, who runs Sinaloa.
11 October 1979
After one of their number gets killed by an Earth Defense Directorate agent, an elite group of lethal assassins known as the Legion of Death vow revenge and devise a plan to destroy New Chicago. Buck Rogers infiltrates the gang by posing as killer-for-hire Raphael Argus.
18 October 1979
The Legion of Death discover Buck Rogers' true identity, but he manages to avoid being killed by the nefarious gang of deadly assassins. But can Rogers stop the Legion of Death from destroying New Chicago?
25 October 1979
A squadron of elderly space fighter pilots led by Major Noah Cooper who were forced to retire by Wilma Deering are brought back into active service so they can lead an attack on the fortified base of the vengeful Commander Corliss and his equally bitter cohort Roxanne Trent. The two disfigured criminals are planning on dropping nerve gas on Earth.
1 November 1979
Buck Rogers takes the place of a convict so he can spring Jen Burton out of jail. The young woman had taken the blame for crimes committed by her boyfriend, Malary Pantera , and the Directorate wants her to testify against him. However, she still loves Pantera and refuses to cooperate. Further more, they have to cross a desert on foot to make it to the nearest spaceport and are being followed by a malfunctioning mechanical prison guard.
8 November 1979
The Earth is negotiating with the planet Ruatha to maintain its right to mine Barberite on the Ruathan held planet Madrea. While Buck is flying to keep the space between the planets clear he is lured to the planet Zantia by a phony distress call from two beautiful women. Zantia was once at war with Ruatha and is a planet almost entirely devoid of men. Buck is auctioned off and mated with the Prime Minister's daughter who is at odds with her mother. Buck must escape Zantia while finding a way to smooth the negotiations with the troublesome Ruathan diplomat.
15 November 1979
The President of the planet Genesia is kidnapped and held for ransom. He is no ordinary President...he is a child genius from the 20th century named Hieronymous Fox. His kidnapper is Roderick Zale whose specialty is political abduction. The President's bodyguard , Lt. Dia Cyrton, appeals to Earth for help in rescuing him but officially Earth cannot help. When her request is denied she enlists Buck to her cause who is only too eager to meet someone from his own time.
29 November 1979
Princess Ardala returns to Earth with a deadly space weapon that can destroy the planet city by city. She tells the Defense Directorate that she will proceed unless Buck Rogers is turned over to her so that she can marry him. Dr. Huer initially refuses but when things look bleak, Buck goes along to Ardala's ship to prepare for the wedding. However, with some assistance from an old Draconian defector, Buck tries to destroy Ardala's weapon before he becomes her groom.
27 December 1979
It's abduction and genetic piracy on the "high seas" of deep space when Buck, Wilma, and Twiki board the luxury space-liner "Lyran Queen" to protect Miss Cosmos, a genetically perfect beauty queen who is the kidnap target of a mysterious woman with awesome superpowers.
3 January 1980
Theta Station gets put under quarantine after a space shuttle full of dead crew members crashes into it. The source of said deaths is energy-draining space vampire the Vorvon, who plans on making Wilma Deering his next victim. However, only Buck Rogers is convinced that the Vorvon exists.
10 January 1980
The bitter and vindictive Cornell Traeger escapes from a remote planet that he's been imprisoned on for fifteen years. Traeger blames Dr. Elias Huer for what happened to him and plans to get revenge on him. Traeger uses courier Raylyn Merritt and Psych Med Dr. Delora Bayliss to achieve this nefarious goal. Meanwhile, Buck Rogers feels homesick for the 20th century on the eve of his 534th birthday.
17 January 1980
A satellite enters earth orbit. It transmits a message intended for Buck, and a warning of a possible attack. Buck and his friends try to figure out who might have sent the satellite to prevent the attack.
24 January 1980
Kane has perfected a new design for the Hatchet Fighters of the Draconian Realm, but in testing the empire's best pilots cannot control their ships, invariably resulting in their destruction. Ardala, determined to launch attacks on Earth, orders the capture of Buck Rogers, the one pilot in the galaxy who can possibly control Kane's new Hatchet Fighters. Using a dramatic ruse, Ardala succeeds in capturing Buck and Twiki, and prepares Buck for the debut of the Zygots, robot duplicates of himself. Strapping Buck into a bulky space suit, the Draconians record all of his abilities and transfer the data into the Zygot prototype, who is a near-perfect clone of Buck except for his mangling of some of Buck's 20th century parlance and his excessively happy personality. The prototype nonetheless succeeds in infiltrating Earth, but when the ruse is discovered, Ardala has three more Zygot models ready to fly Hatchet Fighters in an attack on a major Earth city, and when they engage the Intercept Squadron they slaughter Earth Starfighters as if they weren't even armed spacecraft - until help arrives in the form of a fourth Hatchet Fighter......
31 January 1980
Evil space mine owner Kurt Belzack abducts Twiki so he can investigate the diminutive drone's unique circuitry and make cheap duplicates of Twiki to work in his mine. It's up to Buck Rogers to save Twiki. Meanwhile, Wilma Deering has her hands full with a huge floating chunk of frozen oxygen that could destroy most of the Earth's population if it veers off course.
Season 1, Episode 17: Olympiad7 February 1980
Buck attends a new version of the Olympics. He meets Lara one of the athletes who tells him that she is involved with Jorex an athlete from a planet that's ruled by a dictator who has Jorex under his thumb. She's asking for Buck's help so that Jorex can defect to Earth. Buck calls Wilma and Huer who agree to help. They decide to consult another refugee from Jorex's planet. He tells them that the dictator will do whatever he has to keep him from escaping eve kill him. However Allerick, the man in charge of Jorex learns of the plan and abducts Lara.
14 February 1980
Buck is haunted by the sight of a woman, who looks like his 20th century girlfriend, alive on present day Earth. Buck follows the young girl, but she continues to give him the slip until he catches her in the resort town of City-on-the-Sea. The stranger, named Leila, reveals that it is no coincidence that she looks like Buck's long-lost girl friend: her appearance has been purposely altered by an alien named Reev so that she could serve as a lure. With Buck captured by the aliens, Reev demands that Buck stop a shipment of arms to a planet his people have plans to conquer. Buck gets Wilma to detonate a warhead to fool Reev into thinking the shipment is destroyed. Reev orders his men to kill Buck, but Leila steps in front of Buck to take the laser blast. Buck defeats the aliens, but loses Leila, and his lost love again, as she tearfully dies in his arms.
21 February 1980
Evil rock music impresario Lars Mangros puts hypnotic signals in the music done by his best-selling band Andromeda that incites young fans to riot and rebel against authority. Andromeda are going to perform their first big concert which will be broadcast on a global basis. It's up to Buck Rogers and Twiki to thwart Mangros' dastardly plot to warp the minds of the youth all over the universe during said concert.
20 March 1980
Buck and Twiki are lured to another planet where they are enlisted to fight an evil alien warlord called "The Traybor" (played "B" movie bad guy William Smith), who has built a harem of young women-most recently the daughter of the Darius, the leader of the planet. In addition to Smith's trademark muscles, "The Traybor" is wired to direct a surge of electricity toward his opponent. Buck learns from Darius of a legend than a 500 year old man will one day appear and defeat "The Traybor".
27 March 1980
After a mysterious probe lands on Earth, Buck and Twiki travel through a vortex to another universe where the peaceful inhabitants of the planet Pendar are under attack from the ruthless war witch Zarina. Buck has to form an uneasy alliance with Draconian Princess Ardala, who has followed him through the vortex, in order to defeat Zarina.
15 January 1981
Buck Rogers, Wilma Deering, and Twiki embark on a journey through the universe as members of the spaceship Searcher, which is on a mission to find the lost tribes of Earth who fled the planet in the wake of a devastating nuclear holocaust. Meanwhile, proud and vengeful half-man, half-bird being Hawk declares war on mankind after his people are slaughtered by humans. It's up to Buck to find and capture Hawk.
22 January 1981
Earth and the rival planet Zykaria are on the cusp of war. Zykarian Ambassador Duvoe travels by a shuttle piloted by Buck Rogers to a peace conference in the city of Oasis on the otherwise desolate planet of R-4. Things go awry when the shuttle gets hit by a sudden radiation storm and Buck is forced to land on the harsh desert surface of R-4 that's populated by a savage tribe of primitive mutants.
29 January 1981
Buck and Hawk discover an old man dying on a uncharted planet while searching for evidence of human settlements. He says it was destiny that brought him to this time and destiny that brought him to that planet. He entrusts Buck with a green jade box and tells him to take it to the next guardian. It's a legendary box and strange things start to happened to those who touch the box. Horrific future visions, but Asimov wants to get to his R and R, so he throws the box on the back burner. But they soon realize is if they don't take the box right away, that the time shifts may destroy them all.
5 February 1981
While sick in bed with Cignus Fever Buck starts seeing Ambassador Cabot and his party have a strange aura around them. Ambassador Cabot is responsible for bringing peace with the lizard people known as the Saurians with the Delta Defense Grid which destroys all ships without a proper code. The Aura that Buck is seeing is connected to the fact that Ambassador Cabot and his party are not who they claim to be but Saurians in disguise. Buck's unique condition allows him to see the aura around the illusion. But now the Searcher is on a deadly course which is all part of a plan to take over the Delta Defense Grid but only Buck suspect something is amiss.
19 February 1981
While traveling through an asteroid field, Buck Rogers and crew come across a life pod. Inside is a young golden-skinned boy, Vellus, who displays the unusual ability to alter the nature of metals. When the Searcher becomes hopelessly stuck on an asteroid, Vellus suggests that his friend Relkos, whose life pod landed on a nearby planet, is more powerful that he and could lighten the ship enough to free it from the asteroid. Buck and Vellus head down to the planet, unaware that it is a penal colony full of unruly prisoners. They discover that the criminals are also after Relkos's metal-altering powers, hoping he can lighten a crashed vessel enough for them to escape.
5 March 1981
Buck Rogers visits the planet Phibocetes with a landing party, hoping to gather some thurbidian crystals to power the Searcher. Though the planet is believed to be uninhabited, the landing party soon comes across a "mummy" that mysteriously comes to life and wanders off into the bushes. Buck soon meets another life form - a young girl - who has no memory of who she is or where she came from. The crew is puzzled when blood samples from the girl match that of the creature and assume the girl will eventually become one of the mummy-like beings. Both life forms also seem strangely affected by the thurbidian crystals, and it's not long before the "mummy" makes off with their entire supply.
Season 2, Episode 7: The Satyr12 March 1981
Buck Rogers and Twiki visit the planet Arcadus, hoping to discover one of the lost colonies of Earth. However, they find only two survivors - Cyra Samos and her young son Delph - who have been living in terror of a half-goat, half-human "satyr" named Pangor. Cyra seems reluctant to talk about the satyr, and repeatedly refuses Buck's offers to relocate. When Pangor attacks Buck's ship, he and Twiki are grounded temporarily. And after being bitten by the creature during a struggle, Buck begins turning into a satyr himself. His only hope is to leave the planet as soon as possible.
19 March 1981
Buck and Hawk are ordered to explore an old derelict spaceship, where they find a hold full of solar bombs and a crew of seven dwarfs. The crew are transferred to the Searcher, and it is decided to take the derelict to a safe location to detonate the bombs before they can explode on their own. Buck turns the seven uniformed men over to Wilma, who has her hands full when she discovers the little aliens have never seen a woman before.
26 March 1981
May contain spoilers - While exploring Deeth, the "Planet of Death," Buck Rogers, Hawk, and Wilma come across a stranded crash victim. His wrecked ship mysteriously disappears after he is rescued - the first in a long line of strange happenings. Buck and Hawk must contend with a duplicate of their ship, the Searcher, as well as find a way to release the real Searcher from a snare beam. Their search for the beam's source takes them back to the planet's surface, where they meet an old man who identifies himself as the "Hand of the Goral." He informs them that they have a final test to pass - if they succeed, they will reap the rewards, but if they fail, the Searcher and all aboard will be destroyed.
9 April 1981
The crew returns to Earth. Buck is put on trial for helping a group that may have had a hand in the nuclear war that devastated Earth in the 20th Century.
16 April 1981
Buck and Hawk transport refugees of a planetary disaster to a new home. Buck allows a fugitive woman named Asteria Eleefa to board the Searcher. Eleefa is a member of a harsh mutant race called the Dorians, who hide their faces behind decorated masks. Ruthless Dorian leader Koldar claims that Eleefa is a murderess and hence demands that Eleefa be handed over to him. When Buck refuses to oblige Koldar's demand, Koldar decides to turn up the temperature on the Searcher.
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