After Buck is bitten the crew realizes that the Satyr is really the male colonist that has been infected by the planet. Shortly after they discover who the Satyr is, Buck battles the Satyr until he electrocutes himself with his laser whip.

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Buck Rogers and Twiki visit the planet Arcadus, hoping to discover one of the lost colonies of Earth. However, they find only two survivors - Cyra Samos and her young son Delph - who have been living in terror of a half-goat, half-human "satyr" named Pangor. Cyra seems reluctant to talk about the satyr, and repeatedly refuses Buck's offers to relocate. When Pangor attacks Buck's ship, he and Twiki are grounded temporarily. And after being bitten by the creature during a struggle, Buck begins turning into a satyr himself. His only hope is to leave the planet as soon as possible. Written by Twenty Penguins

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Buck goes all weirdy beardy. And grows horns.
18 May 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Buck and Twiki arrive on the planet Arcadus, where they hope to find one of the lost colonies of Earth. However, the only people they meet are ten year old Delph and his mother Cyra, who are being tormented by a strange, half-man/half-goat creature named Pangor (who is not unlike a satyr of ancient Greek mythology).

Buck suggests that Cyra and her son leave with him to settle on a new planet, but Cyra is strangely reluctant to do so. When Pangor attacks once again, Buck defends his new friends, but is bitten by the goat-man during a fight. After drowning the creature, Buck returns to Cyra's home where he tells her that her troubles are over. But rather than being delighted, the woman is unexpectedly sad.

After enquiring why she is so upset, Cyra reveals that Pangor was her husband: apparently, males on Arcadus are vulnerable to a virus that can transform them into glowing-eyed, hairy legged, horned monsters with a penchant for wine and pan-pipes—the reason why the rest of the colonists had abandoned the planet.

Buck finally convinces Cyra and her son to leave Arcadus, but is subsequently struck down by the virus. As he slowly transforms into a goat-man, he attempts to prepare his shuttle for take-off, whilst also battling two other satyrs who hope to take over Pangor's territory.

Even by Buck Rogers standards, this is a particularly daft tale, and fans of totally bizarre TV will have a whale of a time watching Gil Gerard, sporting a curly wig and a neat set of horns, as he proceeds to kick satyr ass. This episode is also memorable for its menacing smoke-breathing satyr steed, and the fact that Erin Gray slides back into the spandex outfit that made her look so hot in season one.


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