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Episode complete credited cast:
Commander Reeve
Lela Markeson
Twiki (voice)
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson ...
Lieutenant Rekoff
Cameron Young ...
Toby Kaplin
Shawn Michaels ...
Security Guard
Marsha Mercant ...
Mitchel Evans ...
Mime (as Mitchell Young-Evans)


Buck sees a young woman who looks identical to his girlfriend, whom he left behind when he was sent on a space mission in the 20th century. The stranger, named Lela Markeson, catches a flight in the resort town of City-on-the-Sea (what was once New Orleans), and Buck follows her there. However, Lela reveals that she was purposely altered to appear as Buck's long-lost girlfriend and sent to lure Buck into a trap by aliens. With Buck captured, the aliens want him to attack a freighter transporting weapons to a planet they have plans to conquer. Buck gets Wilma to detonate a warhead to deceive the aliens into thinking the shipment is destroyed. Buck defeats the aliens, but loses Leila, and his lost love again, as she tearfully dies in his arms. Written by Woodyanders

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14 February 1980 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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