Buck and Twiki are lured to another planet where they are enlisted to fight an evil alien warlord called "The Traybor" (played "B" movie bad guy William Smith), who has built a harem of ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
The Trebor
Keith Andes ...
Elizabeth Stack ...
Edward Power ...
Fred Sadoff ...
Twiki (voice)
Robert Lussier ...
Dr. Albert
Stephanie Blackmore ...
Heidi Bohay ...
Francisco Lagueruela ...
Douglas R. Bruce ...
Young Officer


Buck and Twiki are lured to another planet where they are enlisted to fight an evil alien warlord called "The Traybor" (played "B" movie bad guy William Smith), who has built a harem of young women-most recently the daughter of the Darius, the leader of the planet. In addition to Smith's trademark muscles, "The Traybor" is wired to direct a surge of electricity toward his opponent. Buck learns from Darius of a legend than a 500 year old man will one day appear and defeat "The Traybor". Written by J.C. Ewing

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Release Date:

20 March 1980 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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During the first duel, the Trebor grabs his opponent by the forearm, then when the camera cuts to another angle, he is suddenly holding his opponent by the wrist instead. See more »

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Are all 25th Century women hot?
13 March 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A pretty formulaic episode that features a rather unremarkable villain (in the form of William Smith in a bad wig, doing his best Jack Palance impersonation), Buck's Duel to the Death is only worth recommending to red-blooded males, since there are plenty of hot women in this one (in addition to the always scorching Erin Grey).

Buck is lured to the planet Katar by its Prime Minister, Darius (Keith Andes), who believes that our 500-year-old hero is their fabled Roshan, the only man who can defeat the Traybor, a tyrant who is controlling the populace with fear (by killing warriors in televised duels using his secret weapon—implants under the skin which allow him to shoot electricity).

Buck agrees to help (a pretty, crying woman convinces him to lend a hand) and leads a party of men into the Traybor's stronghold to free the women in his harem (which includes Maya, the PM's tasty daughter). But the Traybor isn't about to let a centuries old Terran push him around, and squares off with Buck in a duel to the death (which Buck obviously wins, with the help of Twiki and some good old 20th century physics).

To be honest, there's not a lot of stuff worthy of note in this episode, barring some ridiculous silver costumes (with matching badly welded helmets), and Erin Grey's always impossibly tight outfits.

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