Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 8

Planet of the Amazon Women (8 Nov. 1979)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Ann Dusenberry ...
Ariela
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Cassius Thorne
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Prime Minister
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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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When the first male goes into the auction, the sounds heard from inside are of a real auctioneer, nothing like the style of Cassius' auction of Buck. See more »

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Cassius Thorne: [while auctioning off Buck Rogers] Some lucky woman is going to have her hands full, trying to tame this one.
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What's so terrible about being a Zantian sex-slave?
17 November 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Testosterone fuelled space-stud Buck Rogers gets into a spot of bother when he answers a distress call from a couple of hot babes, who are seemingly stranded in orbit around the planet Zantia. After kindly towing them back to the planet's surface, poor Buck is drugged and auctioned off as a sex slave. It seems that, as a result of a recent war against the planet Ruatha, there is now a shortage of men on Zantia, and the desperate women have resorted to kidnapping in order to fulfil their needs. Meanwhile, Earth is holding difficult negotiations with Ruatha for the right to mine the valuable mineral Barberite.

However, thanks to a series of unbelievable co-incidences, Buck is not only able to escape slavery (why would he want to do such a thing?), but also manages to solve Earth's mining problems, whilst simultaneously finding an answer to Zantia's man shortage.

Despite its wonderfully tacky premise, I found this episode of Buck Rogers to be rather tedious, with some boring scenes of negotiation between Dr. Theopolis and his Ruathan counterpart, an unexciting chase scene on horseback (cheaper to film than a scene requiring special effects), and a couple of lacklustre fights.

However, it's worth watching purely for the hilarious auction scene in which a room-full of attractive women go ga-ga for a stripped-to-the waist Buck and get involved in a bidding war. And of course, there is always the gorgeous Erin Gray on hand to spice things up when things get extremely dull (and, for the record, her shiny body-hugging Spandex outfit is blue in this episode).


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