While traveling through an asteroid field, Buck Rogers and crew come across a life pod. Inside is a young golden-skinned boy, Vellus, who displays the unusual ability to alter the nature of metals. When the Searcher becomes hopelessly stuck on an asteroid, Vellus suggests that his friend Relkos, whose life pod landed on a nearby planet, is more powerful that he and could lighten the ship enough to free it from the asteroid. Buck and Vellus head down to the planet, unaware that it is a penal colony full of unruly prisoners. They discover that the criminals are also after Relkos's metal-altering powers, hoping he can lighten a crashed vessel enough for them to escape. Written by
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The village set is the same one used in the original Frankenstein movies. See more
When the searcher gets stuck on an asteroid, Hawk increases the power to the engines. When it switches to a scene of a gloved hand moving a large slider the uniform arm is blue when it switches back to Hawk he is still wearing his black outfit. This happens twice in the space of 2 minutes. See more