Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was a 1979-1981 American science fiction adventure series that aired on the NBC television network, based on the character created by Philip Francis Nowlan in 1928. In this version, Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard) is an American astronaut who is found and revived by the people of Earth in the year 2491 after being adrift in space for 504 years. The series costarred Erin Gray and (the voice of) Mel Blanc.

Space Vampire (Season 1, Episode 14)[edit | edit source]

When a space freighter with a half-dead crew crashes into a space station, Buck and Wilma (Gray) investigate. Wilma starts having visions of a creature following her, and some of the space station's staff end up like the freighter's crew. Buck discovers that the creature is real and is called a "Vorvon"; a space vampire. He is too late to save Wilma, who has been turned into a space vampire herself and is now under the Vorvon's control. Buck must find a way to save Wilma and the Vorvon's other victims.

Space Rockers (Season 1, Episode 21)[edit | edit source]

The rock band Andromeda is just about to hit the big time, but everywhere they play, fans turn into violent mobs. Buck discovers that the band's manager is using mind-control technology to put subliminal messages into the band's music. Buck only has a few hours to stop him before the band performs their first live galaxy-wide concert.

Journey to Oasis, Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 4)[edit | edit source]

Buck and Wilma escort an ambassador to the city of Oasis, but when their ship is shot down, they must make the journey on foot over hazardous terrain. The team encounters a magical invisible wall that can only be crossed by someone who is not thinking about it. Dr. Goodfellow (Winfrid Hyde-White) solves the problem by hypnotizing Wilma into a mindless trance, allowing her to cross the barrier and deactivate it from the other side.