Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 2, Episode 8

Shgoratchx! (19 Mar. 1981)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by Anonymous

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According to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Shgoratchx! (1981), the robots Twiki and Crichton are programmed by Isaac Asimov's three laws of Robotics. When they are reactivated after repairs, they quote the laws and a brief history of the laws' origin. See more »

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When Crichton extends a probe from his hand into the control panel, the wire leading the probe out of his hand is plainly visible. See more »

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You just know that a series is on its last legs when they bring out the dwarfs.
19 May 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Buck and Hawk explore an old derelict spacecraft that has drifted into busy space-lanes; there they find seven (yes... seven) dwarfs in charge of a cargo of dangerously deteriorating solar bombs. The little folk are transferred to The Searcher, which is used to tow the disabled craft to a safe destination where the unstable bombs can be detonated.

Once onboard The Searcher, however, the troublesome little folk cause all manner of problems, including accidentally damaging the ship's power supply, denting Crichton's positronic brain, and causing The Searcher to alter course and head straight for a star!

I've always been of the opinion that the inclusion of a dwarf can drastically improve almost any film or TV episode (particularly if the dwarf in question is adept at kung fu), but in this particular case, I think that it's a case of a few dwarfs too many. With their constant cheeky shenanigans and annoying mannerisms (all saying the same thing at the same time), I found this group of diminutive aliens irritating in the extreme—well, at least until they teamed together in an attempt to remove sexy Wilma Deering's sailor uniform.

After that, I kinda respected them a little more.

Off-think! Off-think! You know what, next time I meet Erin Gray, I might just give that a try.


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