Theta Station gets put under quarantine after a space shuttle full of dead crew members crashes into it. The source of said deaths is energy-draining space vampire the Vorvon, who plans on ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Space Station Commander Royko
Dr. Ecbar
Patty Maloney ...
Twiki (voice)
David Moses ...
Phil Hoover ...
Jeannie Fitzsimmons ...
The Captain


Theta Station gets put under quarantine after a space shuttle full of dead crew members crashes into it. The source of said deaths is energy-draining space vampire the Vorvon, who plans on making Wilma Deering his next victim. However, only Buck Rogers is convinced that the Vorvon exists. Written by Woodyanders

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3 January 1980 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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"Space Vampire" was extremely different from the normal plot scenario for the art department. The main set floor plan square layout was a corridor with 12' 0" high walls, closed on top with a ceiling; a tunnel connected at both ends, like being inside a giant inner tube. Hidden doors provided cast and crew access. This set floor plan created an endless space ship corridor. Partial wall panels appeared with structural damage to the craft's collision with the deathly vampire crew members space ship. Discovering the sarcophagus casket with the vampire, was a specially built set dressing prop. The usual 25th Century props required the production designer to design each specific detailed piece of property set dressing. To animate the electronic space age Plexiglas coffin, the interior was dressed with Christmas decorative spun glass clouds, with clustered twinkling Italian Christmas seed light strings, normally used for Christmas tree lighting. The episode was filmed in early December, so Hub Braden shopped for Christmas materials to incorporate with the set dressing. Although these specific properties were built in the special effects shop, the construction charges were always billed to the set decorator's budget, always kept separate from the set construction budget. See more »


When the Vorvon pursues Wilma to her cabin, she tries to shoot him with a laser pistol, which he then disarms her of by firing a laser bolt from his left hand. when he lowers his arm, you can see a wristwatch on his left wrist. See more »

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Creepy but camp entertainment
18 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember this as a boy and it scared the cr*p out of me. It was truly eerie, especially the way the victim could sense the vampire nearby by a cold death-like feeling, and the way the vampire moved around like an ectoplasmic blob of energy spying on his next target.

The Vorvon's black nails were pretty darned evil as well.....except for when he began to press them into Wilma's throat and they started to bend like cheap plastic. LOL!

Fond memories.

Also, Wilma made a very sexy, and sultry seductress as a 'poisoned' victim - she always had that quality as a potential in her character, and this episode just brought it out more. " felt so goooooooooood!" :-D

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