A satellite enters Earth orbit. This transmits a message intended for Buck, and a warning of a possible attack. Buck and his friends attempt to figure out who might have sent the satellite to prevent the attack.

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Once a satellite enters Earth orbit, a strange device materializes and presents a message for Buck Rogers, and a warning of a possible attack. Unable to solve the peculiar puzzle, Dr. Huer believes that the device was sent by someone with a grudge against Buck so he scans Buck, Wilma and Twiki's memories to review many of the villains they have crossed paths with. Meanwhile, Dr. Theopolis attempts to logically narrow down the culprit - or the prankster - responsible for the curious riddles. Written by Woodyanders

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"A Blast for Buck", contradicts two earlier episodes by stating that villains shown killed in those stories are actually still alive, for reasons not explained. See more »

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One of the worst episodes of the series, if not THE worst.
29 November 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Buck, Wilma, Dr. Huer and Twiki attempt to solve the riddle presented to them by a strange object that mysteriously appears in Huer's office. Taking it in turns, they use a mind probe device to search their memories for clues that may help them discover the meaning of the riddle and the identity of whoever sent it.

Only 16 episodes into the first season, and it's one of those awful 'clip shows' which consists mainly of flashbacks from earlier adventures. If, like me, you have recently watched these shows (I'm working my way through them all on DVD), the result is extremely tedious. And to rub salt in the wound, the writers of this awful episode not only bring back one of the most annoying characters to ever inhabit the 25th century—chubby cheeked Hieronymous Fox—but also have the nerve to alter the history of the show, by stating that two villains that were killed in previous episodes are, in fact, still alive.

Wilma looks sexy (as always) in a burgundy Spandex outfit, but otherwise this episode is completely worthless.


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