Buck Rogers visits the planet Phibocetes with a landing party, hoping to gather some thurbidian crystals to power the Searcher. Though the planet is believed to be uninhabited, the landing party soon comes across a "mummy" that mysteriously comes to life and wanders off into the bushes. Buck soon meets another life form - a young girl - who has no memory of who she is or where she came from. The crew is puzzled when blood samples from the girl match that of the creature and assume the girl will eventually become one of the mummy-like beings. Both life forms also seem strangely affected by the thurbidian crystals, and it's not long before the "mummy" makes off with their entire supply. Written by
Did You Know?
"The Crystals", reuses a special effect graphic from The Andromeda Strain
(1971) to depict an alien blood sample viewed under a microscope. See more
At one point, Admiral Asimov is addressed as "General Asimov" by a member of the crew. See more
Col. Wilma Deering
Oh, Buck Rogers, does that mean that we will be together for always?
Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
Well, it does seem to be 'ordained,' doesn't it?
[they both laugh
Edited from The Andromeda Strain