The Earth is negotiating with the planet Ruatha to maintain its right to mine Barberite on the Ruathan held planet Madrea. While Buck is flying to keep the space between the planets clear ... See full summary »

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Ann Dusenberry ...
Ariela
Jay Robinson ...
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Twiki (voice)
Antoinette Stella ...
Jayel
Wendy Oates ...
Renna
Liberty Godshall ...
Nyree
Darrell Zwerling ...
Macon
Teddi Siddall ...
Linea
Wally K. Berns ...
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James Faracci ...
Karsh (as James Fraracci)
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The Earth is negotiating with the planet Ruatha to maintain its right to mine Barberite on the Ruathan held planet Madrea. While Buck is flying to keep the space between the planets clear he is lured to the planet Zantia by a phony distress call from two beautiful women. Zantia was once at war with Ruatha and is a planet almost entirely devoid of men. Buck is auctioned off and mated with the Prime Minister's daughter who is at odds with her mother. Buck must escape Zantia while finding a way to smooth the negotiations with the troublesome Ruathan diplomat. Written by tomtrekp

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The interior of the Space Ship's docking station landing hanger featured entry/exit circular "ball" shaped headed "key hole" frames leading into the main Space Ship. The art director Hub Braden purposely designed the phallic shaped entry door frames based upon a very popular men's cologne shaped container. Fred Silverman, nor the show's producer Bruce Lansbury, picked up on the intentional "Amazon Woman's" obsession for male symbolism. During the sequence of the shows' sets, Braden designed sets with this factor in mind. See more »

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During the auction, when Cassius Thorne commands Buck Rogers to "show the merchandise", he presses the button for dis/arming the hand cuffs. Verifiable as seen in the jailbreak scene, the button towards the center of his belt arms it, when Buck get ornery Cassius hits the one closer to his hip, sending an electric shock. See more »

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Cassius Thorne: [to the handcuffed, bare-chested, and about-to-be-auctioned Buck Rogers] Move around. Show 'em the merchandise.
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Edited into Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: A Blast for Buck (1980) See more »

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Hilarious
17 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

No one can watch the auction of "Buck Rodgers" as a sex slave without being amused and disturbed.

The auctioneer does not spare flattery and grandiose claims when describing Buck for the Amazon Ladies.

All credulity is strained to the snapping point by this scene. An auctioneer. A room full of big haired Amazonians in tight petro-chemical based costumes. And the services of Buck Rodgers himself for sale to highest bidder. He was paraded around like a prized hog at the county fair. The Amazonians are sighing and in awe of this guy. A middle-aged, pear-shaped loser who is covered with a thick coat of greezey hair. And the queen herself outbidding her subjects for the prize. A King is born!

He takes off his shirt and his sloped shoulders rise---for he is sucking in his sizable gut for the camera.

All the men had long since been killed on this planet and the Amazons would not have known that Buck Rodgers virility had been permanently sapped by being frozen in space.

Perhaps I am too judgmental. The cultural ideals of sexual attraction vary greatly from culture to culture, planet to planet and generation to generation. This was the 1970s--side parts were at the height of their popularity.

But it is all unbelievable. Buck may have been an Adonis compared to his dandruffy minion Hawk--but this useless, earth bound raptor-cretin was nowhere in sight.

Buck should have run with this opportunity to bed the queen. She was not as hot as Erin Gray- but that zephyr-silver robot in the German bucket helmet was not around to cock- block!

Is there a pear-shaped loser in the whole world who would not let a room full of ogling Amazonians go to his head?

Not Buck Rogers. For when an astronaut is transported into the future- the leaders of that time logically entrust in him their future. Originating from the 1980s he is clearly beyond reproach.

Can anyone imagine German Chancellor Angela Merkel ignoring the advice and council of THE RED BARON recalled to life! Of course not. All German policies and initiatives would require the direct approval of the pilot from the past. He would be responsible for the national security of the country, and the implementation of all policies. He would work as the head ambassador to all foreign powers-Among OTHER THINGS. But I doubt he would be half as corpulent as a dissipated Gil Gerrard!


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