Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 17

Olympiad (7 Feb. 1980)

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Buck attends a new version of the Olympics. He meets Lara one of the athletes who tells him that she is involved with Jorex an athlete from a planet that's ruled by a dictator who has Jorex... See full summary »

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Allerick
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Lara Teasian
Barney McFadden ...
Jorex Leet
Paul Mantee ...
Karl
Elgin Baylor ...
Olympian
Anthony Davis ...
Olympian
Thomas Henderson ...
Olympian (as Thomas 'Hollywood' Henderson)
Carlos Palomino ...
Olympian
Jerry Quarry ...
Quarod
Bob Seagren ...
Rand Sorgon
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Twiki (voice)
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Buck attends a new version of the Olympics. He meets Lara one of the athletes who tells him that she is involved with Jorex an athlete from a planet that's ruled by a dictator who has Jorex under his thumb. She's asking for Buck's help so that Jorex can defect to Earth. Buck calls Wilma and Huer who agree to help. They decide to consult another refugee from Jorex's planet. He tells them that the dictator will do whatever he has to keep him from escaping eve kill him. However Allerick, the man in charge of Jorex learns of the plan and abducts Lara. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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This would mark the last appearance for the Cargo Sled model. It was re-dressed as the AstroSled for this story and never restored to it's original appearance so it never appeared in a new story again. See more »

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After Wilma takes the detonator from Allerik we see her studying it with Twiki and Dr. Theopolis. During the conversation it is revealed that they cannot disarm the device lest it destroy their refugee friend Jorex. They decide that it must be returned to Allerick before he awakes only Wilma doesn't say that, she says "Then I have to take it back to Jorex, before he wakes up.". See more »

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A very enjoyable episode (particularly for fans of Col. Deering!).
6 March 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Fans of Erin Grey rejoice, for this episode of Buck Rogers sees the incomparable Col. Wilma Deering at her most sexy, donning a blonde wig, hot pants, and a cropped top to go undercover to assist Buck in the defection of two intergalactic athletes (one of whom is an attractive woman—natch!).

Not only do we get to see the gorgeous Ms. Grey swanning around in one of her most revealing get-ups of the series, but we are also treated to plenty of camp action in the form of some ridiculous 25th century sports: boxing using 'laser' gloves, 'virtual' martial arts, a steroid-assisted standing high jump, and the astro-sled (which is like a toboggan in space, but using force-fields instead of ice!).

Other umissabble treats in this episode include a silly attempt on Buck's life using a weapon called the Lozerian ice cloud, an indescribable amount of sparkly gold costumes (much more than I seem to recall in an average episode), a bad guy who is irresistibly drawn to women, and a character whose name sounds suspiciously like Durex!


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