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Buck Rogers, Wilma Deering, and Twiki embark on a journey through the universe as members of the spaceship Searcher, which is on a mission to find the lost tribes of Earth who fled the ... See full summary »


Vincent McEveety


Glen A. Larson (developed for television by), Leslie Stevens (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
BarBara Luna ... Koori (as Barbara Luna)
Lance LeGault ... Flagg (as Lance Le Gault)
David Opatoshu ... Llamajuna
Sid Haig ... Pratt
Kenneth O'Brien Kenneth O'Brien ... Captain
Felix Silla ... Twiki
Dennis Haysbert ... Communication Officer
Lavelle Roby ... Thromis
Michael Fox ... High Judge
Andre Harvey Andre Harvey ... Thordis


Buck Rogers, Wilma Deering, and Twiki embark on a journey through the universe as members of the spaceship Searcher, which is on a mission to find the lost tribes of Earth who fled the planet in the wake of a devastating nuclear holocaust. Meanwhile, proud and vengeful half-man, half-bird being Hawk declares war on mankind after his people are slaughtered by humans. It's up to Buck to find and capture Hawk. Written by Woodyanders

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15 January 1981 (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?


During the dogfight between Buck and Hawk, if you pause your DVD player, you will see what appear to be the words "Game Over" in one of the computer targeting screens. See more »


When the spider web is falling on Colonel Deering and Dr. Goodfellow, Deering begins bending over before the web actually contacts her (the stunt performer is anticipating the web's falling and acting too soon). See more »


Twiki: Crichton, you are ordered to the bridge at once.
Crichton: I have asked you on several occasions, Twiki, not to give me orders. You are not a human.
Twiki: But I was...
Admiral Efram Asimov: [impatiently] You listen to me, kettle belly: this is Admiral Asimov. You get up here to the bridge now!
Crichton: Oh, very well, Admiral. By robotic law conceived by some distant and overweening ancestor of yours, also named Asimov, I am obliged to obey your commands. However, this is an appalling inconvenience.
Admiral Efram Asimov: Move!
Crichton: I am en route. Anger is a destructive...
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Tepid episode bland new series regular
11 November 2019 | by belanger75See all my reviews

The episode is not that great. It was part of star Gil Gerard's desire to make the show less violent in its second season. He's still there, beauty Erin Gray returns as Wilma. There is now less violence ( no actually showing Hawk's kind getting killed or him killing others), less humor and Buck is now more accustomed to the 25th century-- he uses far less 20th century slang and makes fewer curious observations about life in century 25. Oh and the two characters are now on a giant ship cruising deep through space. They no longer fight space battles in one-man ships unlike the previous season.

About Hawk being dynamic-- in what way? He committed tremendous ( again unseen) acts of retaliatory violence. The actor ( with the weird spelling of Tom) is so pancake-flat in the part he brought the show down. He obviously did not want to play this silly looking deadly character and was bound by some, say, studio contract.

Beauty and sex symbol Barbara Luna is also in this but she horribly does not look that great here and she is wasted. She should have played an earth woman on the series. Would have been way greater.

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