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Cruise Ship to the Stars 

After the galactic beauty queen Miss Cosmos is attacked by a mysterious woman, Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering are assigned to protect her while she travels aboard a luxury space liner. ... See full summary »


Glen A. Larson (developed for television by), Leslie Stevens (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Gil Gerard ... Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers
Erin Gray ... Colonel Wilma Deering
Tim O'Connor ... Dr. Elias Huer
Leigh McCloskey ... Jalor Davin
Trisha Noble ... Sabrina
Brett Halsey ... Cruise Ship Captain
Kimberly Beck ... Alison Michaels
Felix Silla ... Twiki
Mel Blanc ... Twiki (voice)
Patty Maloney ... Tina
Timothy O'Hagan ... Gurney Langston, Jr.
Dorothy Stratten ... Miss Cosmos (as Dorothy R. Stratten)


After the galactic beauty queen Miss Cosmos is attacked by a mysterious woman, Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering are assigned to protect her while she travels aboard a luxury space liner. Onboard, Buck encounters Alison Michaels, who suffers from periodic blackouts which her boyfriend, Jalor Davin, dismisses as mental stress caused by hypertension. After another attack against Miss Cosmos, Buck confronts the assailant, Sabrina, a wild-haired woman with superhuman strength and deadly psychokinetic powers. He begins to suspect that Sabrina and Alison are the same and that Jalor has been exploiting her powers so that they can capture Miss Cosmos and sell her perfect genetics on the black market. Written by Woodyanders

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At age 19, Dorothy Stratten (Miss Cosmos) was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for August 1979. She was later named Playmate of the Year in 1980. See more »


At the banquet, Dr. Theopolis asks Buck to turn him 60 degrees to the left. Buck turns him 95 degrees to the left. See more »


Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers: Where's your girlfriend, Twiki? I thought you two had a date.
Twiki: She gets off work at 10:00.
Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers: What's her name again?
Dr. Theopolis: Her name is Tina, and I think her interest in Twiki is purely physical.
Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers: Physical?
Twiki: You'd better believe it.
Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers: Physical, huh?
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Edited into Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: A Blast for Buck (1980) See more »


Cosmic Forces
Composed by Stu Phillips
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Dorothy Stratten

I decided something this morning. So help me, I'm gonna feel a fool when that little silver boy bidi-bidi-bidis across my big screen, but...

I am a Dorothy Stratten fan. As a South African, no, of course, back then I knew very little of her, Playboy was off limits. But I have STAR 80 in my DVD collection, and want to see the real Dorothy. Now, years and years ago, I saw this episode, but have up till now refrained from adding the series to my collection because of a single episode.

But, so help me, having downloaded the trailer of horrendously expensive GALAXINA this morning and feeling that I am about to commit a stupid mistake, I turned to my distant memory and Googled "Buck Rogers Dorothy Stratten" and there it was, "Cruise Ship to the Stars" and I have now decided, yeah, dammit! Little tin boy and all!

I'm now going to the seller site. Will report back some day. With actual review. I just vaguely remember the scantily-clad bodies on display. And, of course, with Erin Gray around, can't be too much of a fool. Okay, off on shopping spree now. For can of insecticide as well, for that bidi-bidi-bidi boy thing.

Update, 2017/07/11, it's on my Wish List where it will spend the next couple of weeks till I place the order. In memory of Dorothy Stratten who was one helluva beautiful girl who died tragically and so unnecessary.

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