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
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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
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
Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
[to Major Danton
If you call that interference, there's something wrong with your Funk and Wagnalls.