Buck Rogers takes the place of a convict so he can spring Jen Burton out of jail. The young woman had taken the blame for crimes committed by her boyfriend, Malary Pantera , and the Directorate wants her to testify against him. However, she still loves Pantera and refuses to cooperate. Further more, they have to cross a desert on foot to make it to the nearest spaceport and are being followed by a malfunctioning mechanical prison guard. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
The ray-guns used are not the standard versions but a new and bulkier design. In some scenes when actors hold them they very obviously point their index finger away from the hand grip and use their middle-finger to activate the trigger. This is because the props dept. didn't build it with enough room to fit all their fingers on the grip. See more
Prison approach, this is prisoner shuttle ILM-4, hauling up a new one for ya.
[glances back at the sleeping prisoner
A real lively one!