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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 ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gil Gerard ... Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers
Erin Gray ... Colonel Wilma Deering
Thom Christopher ... Hawk
Jay Garner Jay Garner ... Admiral Efram Asimov
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Dr. Goodfellow
Mark Lenard ... Ambassador Duvoe
Len Birman ... Admiral Zite
Paul Carr ... Lieutenant Devlin
Donn Whyte Donn Whyte ... Zykarian Jr.
Felix Silla ... Odee-x / Twiki
Michael Stroka ... Rolla
Alex Hyde-White ... Technician


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. Written by Woodyanders

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22 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Collar Insignia Worn By Actor Len Birman's Character Admiral Zite, Is The Same Insignia Used As A Colonial Warrior Insignia In The Original Battlestar Galactica. See more »


When seen being removed and carried, Duvoe's head is clearly fake. See more »

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Buck Rogers: "Journey to Oasis"
23 August 2017 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

PLOT: Two starships from Earth and its rival Zykaria meet in space from where Buck escorts Ambassador Duvoe (Mark Lenard) via shuttlecraft to the city of Oasis on a neutral desert-planet. Along for the ride are Wilma, Hawk and Goodfellow. Things go awry when Buck is forced to crash-land on the planet where mutant Neanderthals roam the desolate landscape. Meanwhile the paranoid Zykarians threaten to annihilate the Searcher and attack Earth if the Ambassador doesn't make his scheduled peace meeting.

COMMENTARY: "Journey to Oasis" is a worthy 2nd season double-episode (97 minutes) and memorable for several reasons: (1.) The Papa Smurf-like mutant with superpowers who befriends the protagonists. (2.) Mark Lenard as Sarek, um, I mean Duvoe, with a frightful perm and a macabre secret. (3.) The fairly well-done Neanderthals. (4.) The desert journey of the protagonists where we more deeply get to know the characters. And (5.) the fact that this is a very Star Trek-ian episode reminiscent of "Galileo Seven" and "Journey to Babel."

There are no female guests, but Wilma's part is meatier than usual and the exploration of rivalry & paranoia with Admiral Asimov and the Zykarian commanders is interesting. Unfortunately, Twiki with his new voice takes a back seat while the pompous Crichton is given more screen time. The tone is similar to the previous double-episode, "Time of the Hawk." I marginally favor this one due to the above highlights, especially the survival-trek-across-the-desert component.

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