Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 3

Vegas in Space (4 Oct. 1979)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Morgan Velosi
Ana Alicia ...
Falina Redding
Major Marla Landers
James Luisi ...
Amos Armat
Twiki (voice)
Alice Frost ...
Ted Chapman ...


Buck works with Major Marla Landers to infiltrate Sinaloa, the gambling capital of the galaxy, in order to rescue a young woman who has been abducted by criminals who want the corporate secrets she possesses. But Buck meets the beautiful Tangie, another damsel in distress, and must take on her boss, the sinister Morgan Velosi, who runs Sinaloa. Written by anon

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When the series started, it was not a certainty that Erin Gray would sign on to reprise her movie role of Wilma Deering. As a result, Buck has a few different female sidekicks in early episodes, notably Juanin Clay as Major Marla Landers in "Vegas In Space". Clay was intended as a possible replacement for Gray, until it was decided she would continue in the series. See more »


In the last line of the episode, when Buck is talking to Wilma in the hall, he refers to her as Marla, instead of Wilma. See more »


Tangie: I can sure pick em!
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Always bet on Buck.
28 March 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

When Falina Redding (Ana Alicia), an innocent employee of corrupt businessman Amos Armat, accidentally sees information that could ruin her boss, she is kidnapped by Morgan Velosi (Richard Lynch), owner of a huge gambling city in space, who plans to extract the data from her brain.

Buck, New Chicago's blackjack expert, is sent to the orbiting casino (along with beautiful Directorate agent Marla Landers, played by Juanin Clay) to rescue the girl.

Despite its pretty hum-drum, rather run-of-the-mill plot, Vegas in Space is actually quite an enjoyable episode thanks to a great cast (not only do we get Lynch as a bad guy, but this episode also stars Cesar 'The Joker' Romero and Joseph 'Dr.No' Wiseman), well written dialogue, and the inclusion of several rather tasty women.

Ana Alicia as Falina is very pretty and plays the part of damsel in distress well enough, but it is Juanin Clay as Buck's sidekick Marla, and Pamela Susan Shoop as casino floozy Tangie who steal the show.

Whilst neither actress is quite in Erin Gray's league as far as looks go, they are still pretty darn hot: Clay looks fab in both her Directorate outfit and the evening dress she wears to the casino, whilst Shoop looks sexy in her flimsy get-up (covered in tiny mirrors) that doesn't leave much to the imagination.

Sure, the bulk of the show might be pretty standard fare—Buck gets to kick, punch and throw bad guys as usual, there are a couple of unexceptional space dog-fights, and some lame comedy—but Vegas in Space is still well worth a watch if you're a fan of the show.

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