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"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" Twiki Is Missing (1980)

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Writers:
Glen A. Larson (developed for television by) &
Leslie Stevens (developed for television by) ...
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Original Air Date:
31 January 1980 (Season 1, Episode 16)
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Plot:
Evil space mine owner Kurt Belzack abducts Twiki so he can investigate the diminutive drone's unique... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Gil Gerard ... Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers

Erin Gray ... Col. Wilma Deering

Tim O'Connor ... Dr. Elias Huer
Anne-Marie Martin ... Stella (as Eddie Benton)

John P. Ryan ... Kurt Belzack

Felix Silla ... Twiki

Mel Blanc ... Twiki (voice)

David Darlow ... Pinchas
Bebe Louie ... Clare (as Janet Bebe Louie)
Eugenia Wright ... Dawn
Ken Letner ... Oto Anad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

William Conrad ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Eric Server ... Dr. Theopolis (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Glen A. Larson (developed for television by) &
Leslie Stevens (developed for television by)

Jaron Summers (written by)

Robert C. Dille (characters)

Produced by
Jock Gaynor .... producer (as John Gaynor)
Medora Heilbron .... associate producer
Bruce Lansbury .... supervising producer
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer
David J. O'Connell .... producer
David G. Phinney .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Herbert D. Woods  (as Herbert Woods)
 
Cinematography by
Ben Colman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Potter  (as George R. Potter)
 
Casting by
Simon Ayer 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Camden 
Fred Luff III  (as Fred Luff)
 
Set Decoration by
Joanne MacDougall  (as Joanne C. MacDougall)
 
Costume Design by
Al Lehman 
 
Production Management
Harker Wade .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Crawford .... first assistant director
Gerald T. Olson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ted Wilson .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (as Earl N. Crain Jr.)
Dick Wahrman .... sound effects editor (as Dick R. Wahrman)
 
Special Effects by
Chuck Arrigo .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... visual efffects supervisor: Universal Hartland
David M. Garber .... miniature effects
Wayne Smith .... miniature effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barry Downing .... costume supervisor: Gil Gerard
 
Music Department
Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music
Herbert D. Woods .... music editor (as Herbert Woods)
Johnny Harris .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Stu Phillips .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rob Gilmer .... story editor (as Robert W. Gilmer)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
60 min
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Color:
Color | Color (technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Quotes:
Twiki:Give me a boost, Buck!See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I won't be watching this one again in a hurry., 27 January 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Despite featuring a trio of hot-pants/mini skirt-wearing psycho-kinetic babes (known as the Omni-guard), and including a hilarious scene in which Twiki escapes from a spacecraft into the vast coldness of outer space, this episode really doesn't have a lot going for it.

The dull plot sees Belzak (John P. Ryan), the nasty owner of a space-mine, attempt to acquire Buck's faithful ambuquad drone, with the intention of investigating his unique circuitry (ie. disassembling him to see what makes him tick). After Stella (Anne-Marie Martin), middle-babe of the Omni-guard, fails to convince Buck to sell his metal friend, Twiki is abducted and sent to Belzak's mine in a remote-controlled star-fighter. Naturally upset at losing his pal, Buck follows in hot pursuit.

Meanwhile, Colonel Wilma Deering is having her own problems: a massive chunk of frozen oxygen, being escorted to Earth, is dangerously off course and threatens to wipe out most of the planet's population.

Twiki Is Missing is another one of those silly episodes that has two seemingly separate plot threads eventually merge, with Buck's adventure ultimately leading to him finding a rather convenient solution to Wilma's problem. A similar idea was used in the earlier Planet Of The Amazon Women, and that episode wasn't too great either! Whilst coincidence is occasionally acceptable, so many seemingly disparate elements slot perfectly together by the end of this show, that believability is stretched TOO far.

Adding to this episode's overall inability to impress is the unmemorable villain, far too much footage of Buck and Twiki running up and down corridors, and not nearly enough of sexy Wilma Deering, who, until the final scene, is only occasionally seen through the cockpit window of her star-fighter.

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