Buck and Hawk are ordered to explore an old derelict spaceship, where they find a hold full of solar bombs and a crew of seven dwarfs. The crew are transferred to the Searcher, and it is decided to take the derelict to a safe location to detonate the bombs before they can explode on their own. Buck turns the seven uniformed men over to Wilma, who has her hands full when she discovers the little aliens have never seen a woman before.
Did You Know?
Crichton did not recite the Zeroth law of Robotics, to which the other laws were subordinate, since it did not exist when the series was made. Asimov created the Zeroth law in his 1985 novel "Robots and Empire", as he felt that his initial three laws were insufficient to protect society at large. This law, which is basically a wider reaching variant of the first law, stated that a robot may not injure humanity or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. See more
When Crichton extends a probe from his hand into the control panel, the wire leading the probe out of his hand is plainly visible. See more
Oh, dear, how depressing. Now hear this! Your presence is requested on the hangar deck. Let us put a stop to this goldbricking.
Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers
A quaint expression from the century which spawned you, Captain. A perfectly dreadful century, I might add. Highlighted by wars, women's lib, and the holocaust.