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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Episode complete credited cast:
Jay Garner ...
Admiral Efram Asimov
Twiki (voice)
Ensign Moore
John Edward Allen ...
General Zoman
Harry Monty ...
Spencer Russell ...
Charles Secor ...


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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19 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Crichton did not recite the Zeroth law of Robotics, to which the other laws were subordinate, since it did not exist when the series was made. Asimov created the Zeroth law in his 1985 novel "Robots and Empire", as he felt that his initial three laws were insufficient to protect society at large. This law, which is basically a wider reaching variant of the first law, stated that a robot may not injure humanity or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. See more »


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 »


[at Twiki's suggestion, his mind is placed in Crichton's body. Crichton is activated]
Crichton: I am robotic unit T-W-K-E-4.
Colonel Wilma Deering: Well, he's working!
[the dwarves clap their hands]
Dr. Goodfellow: Oh, thank goodness for that.
Crichton: I am governed by Dr. Issac Asimov's three immutable robotic laws: One: A robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; Two: A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the first law; Three: A robot ...
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Buck Rogers: "Shgoratchx!"
29 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

PLOT: Buck & Hawk discover seven little people (midgets) on a derelict spaceship carrying unsound and deteriorating bombs. While towing the disabled craft to a planet where they can safely detonate the explosives, the mischievous little persons naturally create havoc, including inadvertently destroying the Searcher's power source, indirectly damaging Crichton's positronic brain, and triggering the vessel to change course toward a vast flaming star and certain annihilation!

COMMENTARY: This one-off installment attempts to be a cute episode and it is to a degree. The amusing tone is reminiscent of Star Trek's comedy troika: "I, Mudd," "The Trouble with Tribbles" and "A Piece of the Action," although not as engaging or amusing. Still, it has its points of interest, like the little folks' psychokinesis, Twiki's self-sacrificial resolve in saving his "son" and the suspenseful close. After meeting Wilma, the "elves" are as curious as any red-blooded man concerning what lies beneath that cute sailor uniform, lol.

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