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Planet of the Slave Girls 

The Earth Defense Directorate faces a crisis when nearly everyone becomes sick after eating poisoned food. An attempt is made to create an antidote but the plan is thwarted when the ... See full summary »

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Dr. Elias Huer
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Major Duke Danton
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Governor Saroyan (as Roddy McDowell)
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Ryma
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Dr. Mallory
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Regis Saroyan
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Kaleel
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Twiki
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Galen
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Major Fields (as Sheila DeWindt)
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The Earth Defense Directorate faces a crisis when nearly everyone becomes sick after eating poisoned food. An attempt is made to create an antidote but the plan is thwarted when the laboratory is sabotaged and an assassin positions his weapon at Dr. Huer. Buck Rogers, Wilma Deering and Major Duke Danton travel to the planet Vistula where the poisoned food was exported from and they find a world engaged in slave labor. Then they discover that a fanatical religious leader and slave trader named Kaleel poisons Earth's food supply in order to weaken their defenses. Meanwhile, Kaleel is secretly planning to conquer Earth from his mountain fortress while their defenses are incapacitated. Written by Woodyanders

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27 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Trivia

As seen from outer space, the surface of the planet Vistula that Buck comes to is a mirror image of the Great Lakes area of the United States. See more »

Goofs

When being placed in the "hot room", Wilma suddenly has a metal headband that she wasn't previously wearing. (Her captors could have put it on her, but there is no reason to believe that they would have, since she could have just taken it off again once placed in the "hot room".) See more »

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Capt. William "Buck" Rogers: [to Major Danton] If you call that interference, there's something wrong with your Funk and Wagnalls.
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Edited into Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: A Blast for Buck (1980) See more »

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One of the greatest moments in Sci-Fi History
1 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Okay, this show was terrible. But, face it for budgetary reasons so was Dr. Who. I love them both. This show was never destined for greatness, but by having Buster Crab basically playing Flash Gordon getting into the cockpit of a starfighter after all these years was intensely satisfying.

My Grandfather raised me. He grew up in the thirties watching the original series and he explained what was going on during this episode. How Buster Crabbe had played both Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.

As far as I can remember; this many years down the road, the exchange went something like this: After a canned battle sequence probably pieced together from the feature film. Buck has a moment to compliment "Gordon" on his flying.

Buck: "That was some nice flying back there." Gordon: "Son, I've been flying these things since before you were born." Instant sci-fi history was made. Crappy show, great moment.


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