Earth and the rival planet Zykaria are on the cusp of war. Zykarian Ambassador Duvoe travels by a shuttle piloted by Buck Rogers to a peace conference in the city of Oasis on the otherwise desolate planet of R-4. Things go awry when the shuttle gets hit by a sudden radiation storm and Buck is forced to land on the harsh desert surface of R-4 that's populated by a savage tribe of primitive mutants.
Did You Know?
All of the location shots of Buck and company trudging across the barren planet, all of those outside rocky locations were within about 150 feet of each other. They were in Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park at what is now called the Star Trek Historical Film Site. In the background you keep seeing the same rock formations from slightly different angles. See more
When seen being removed and carried, Duvoe's head is clearly fake. See more