In order to locate his target, Traeger plans to capture Raylyn Derren (Morgan Brittany), a beautiful courier who has the details of Dr. Huer's itinerary implanted in her brain, and gain access to the information with the help of an old acquaintance, Delora Bayliss (Tamara 'Cleopatra Jones' Dobson), a Psych Med.
Meanwhile, Buck, who is rapidly approaching his 534th birthday, is feeling homesick for the 20th century. Wilma decides that a surprise party is in order and temporarily gets Buck out of the way by asking him to escort the lovely Ms. Derren on her trip to New Detroit.
A so-so episode from Series One, 'Happy Birthday, Buck' lacks a truly memorable villain, and features too few silly aliens, zero zany disco dancing scenes, and nowhere near enough badly choreographed fights, ultimately registering several notches lower on the 'cheese-ometer' than some of the earlier adventures. Manky props and daft set designs are limited to a pair of 'synthi-flesh' masks, a convenient Buck-sized air vent, and Delora Bayliss's psychiatrists office, which is designed to offer zero confidentiality to its patients (who are all gorgeous women!).
At least Erin Grey looks great as always (first in a peach outfit, which is followed by a skin-tight blue Spandex number), and Morgan Brittany is also rather scrummy.