Earth is negotiating with the planet Ruatha to maintain its right to mine Barberite on the Ruathan held planet Madrea. While Buck Rogers 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. After bringing them home, a man named Cassius Thorne takes Buck into custody and has him sold and mated with the Prime Minister's daughter Ariela Dyne. Meanwhile, Wilma Deering arrives looking for Buck and learns that Buck is planning to meet with the Ruathan leader and expose the truth that Zantia has no warriors. Buck and must escape Zantia while he finds a way to smooth the negotiations with the troublesome Ruathan diplomat. Written by
Did You Know?
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
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
[to the handcuffed, bare-chested, and about-to-be-auctioned Buck Rogers
Move around. Show 'em the merchandise.