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The Plot to Kill a City: Part 2 

Buck Rogers' true identity is briefly questioned by one of Raphael Argus' girlfriends, Joella Cameron, but she goes along with the deception to assist Buck. However, his cover has been ... See full summary »


Dick Lowry


Alan Brennert, Robert C. Dille (characters)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Gerard ... Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers
Erin Gray ... Colonel Wilma Deering
Tim O'Connor ... Dr. Elias Huer
Frank Gorshin ... Seton Kellogg
John Quade ... Jolen Quince
Anthony James ... Varek
James McEachin ... Richard Selvan
Nancy DeCarl Nancy DeCarl ... Sherese
Markie Post ... Joella Cameron
Robert Tessier ... Marcos
James Sloyan ... Barnard Smith
Felix Silla ... Twiki
Mel Blanc ... Twiki (voice)
Victor Argo ... Raphael Argus
Whitney Rydbeck Whitney Rydbeck ... Hartsteen


Buck Rogers' true identity is briefly questioned by one of Raphael Argus' girlfriends, Joella Cameron, but she goes along with the deception to assist Buck. However, his cover has been eventually blown when an informant named Barney Smith, who knew the real Argus, confirms he is an impostor. The Legion of Death discover Buck's true identity, but he manages to avoid being killed by the nefarious group of deadly assassins. By then, Buck has already learned the group's plan to destroy New Chicago, by sabotaging the city's antimatter power plant, and he and Joella race back to Earth to stop them. Written by Woodyanders

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18 October 1979 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)| Color (technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A "Dr. Adam Strange from Alpha Centari" is paged on a P.A. in this episode. Adam Strange is a DC comics character and his adopted world, Rann, orbits Alpha Centari. See more »


Edited into Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: A Blast for Buck (1980) See more »

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Buck Rogers: "The Plot to Kill a City: Part 2"
10 August 2017 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

PLOT: Buck is discovered to be an imposter by the Legion of Death, a group of super-powered assassins, but uses his wits to buy time in order to save himself and New Chicago. Meanwhile, Wilma flies back to Earth to do her part in vanquishing the evil plot to obliterate the city.

GUEST CHARACTERS/CAST: The group of assassins consists of Kellogg (Frank Gorshin), Sherese (Nancy DeCarl), Quince (John Quade), Varek (Anthony James) and Marcos (Robert Tessier). Barney, the likable thug is played by James Sloyan while Jorella is played by Markie Post.

COMMENTARY: Cheesy late 70's sci-fi or not, the comic booky story is compelling and the characters are well fleshed-out and portrayed. Fun-lovin' Markie Post stands out in her ultra-alluring red outfit (kudos to the costuming department). People forget how jaw-dropping she was in her prime and we thankfully have this episode (and Part 1) to remind us. The sympathetic story arc of Varek (the tall, melancholic assassin) is well-done.

Nancy DeCarl is thoroughly stunning as the super-villainess and her striking brown costume is reminiscent of The Enchantress from the Thor comics (again, kudos to the costuming department). Meanwhile Gorshin is effective as the cold, evil mastermind. Lastly, the story features some actual locations rather than the typical one-dimensional, flimsy sets (e.g. "Vegas in Space"). The matte paintings are unconvincing as usual though.

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