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

Vegas in Space (4 Oct. 1979)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Morgan Velosi
Ana Alicia ...
Falina Redding
Major Marla Landers
Pamela Susan Shoop ...
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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Guest stars Ana Alicia & Pamela Susan Shoop would later co-star together again 2 years later in the film "Halloween 2". And guest star a year later on the series "Galatica 1980", on the same season but different shows. See more »


Watch the tray of equipment that Twiki holds out for Buck and Major Landers. Buck removes each item, carefully placing them in his belt, only for them to reappear on the tray at the end of the scene. See more »


Hood: I was told to find out why you were doing so well at Ten and Eleven.
Capt. William "Buck" Rogers: I was cheating. I was using my brain, which is something the average run-of-the-mill customer stopped doing a long time ago.
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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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