Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 18

A Dream of Jennifer (14 Feb. 1980)

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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... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Commander Reeve
Twiki (voice)
Lt. Rekoff
Cameron Young ...
Toby Kaplin
Shawn Michaels ...
Marsha Mercant ...
Mitchel Evans ...
Mime (as Mitchell Young-Evans)


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. Written by USS_Eel

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First time the series flashes back to Buck Rogers in the 20th Century, showing him with his roommate, and his then girlfriend Jennifer. See more »


Wilma's hair color alternates between dark blonde and brunette throughout the episode. See more »


References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Emotionally driven episode with a good closing gag
8 October 2013 | by (Novelist of The Final Version) – See all my reviews

Buck goes in search of his girlfriend who inexplicably shows up in the 25th Century 500 years after he last saw her.

The title possibly plays on 'I dream of Jeannie'. Opening as mystery episode with plenty of locations it's notable for giving some background into Bucks past prior to Ranger 3's ill- fated mission, complete with a flashback/dream scene with Buck in his 80s Formica and Velo pad.

Col. Deering's (Erin Gray) hair is initially particularly dark then changes tint throughout. In addition Wilma sports a the less fitting white jacket/belt skirt then later the blue jump suit. Sadly she isn't given much to do in this episode aside from bark orders.

Beneath the surface it's an emotional episode for Buck with Gil Gerard giving full commitment especially during a death scene.

The carnival aside and despite its colourful costumes, makeup and masks this is one of the more serious toned episodes. That said, Jaws (1975) is mentioned with Twiki cracking a joke about an associated tag-line in the closing.

One of the more poignant episodes.

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