Awakening (2-Hour Premiere)
In the year 1987, NASA launched space probe Ranger III, with astronaut William
"Buck" Rogers, on a 5-month trip around the solar system. However, the craft
runs into a meteor storm, which disrupts its life support system and sends it into a long
elliptical orbit of the Earth. In the year 2491, Ranger III again approaches the Earth,
and is intercepted by the alien flagship Draconia, which is on a peace mission to Earth.
Aboard the Draconia, Buck is revived by Princess Ardala and her second-in- command, Kane,
whose true plan is to attack and conquer Earth. Buck is sent to Earth with a hidden homing
device, which is soon discovered by Earth's Defense Directorate. After Buck convinces the
humans of his true identity -- a man from the past -- he helps them to repel the
Draconians' attack, with the aid of the mechanoids Dr. Theopolis and Twiki.
Planet of the Slave Girls (2-Hour Special)
Most of Earth's defense squadron becomes incapacitated from poisoned food discs, and
Buck travels to the planet Vistula with Col. Wilma Deering, where they uncover a plot by a
man named Kaleel. In addition to selling slave girls to the planet's governor, Kaleel is
building a fleet to attack Earth, and Buck and Wilma must stop him.
Vegas in Space
Buck is sent to the gambling city Sinaloa with Directorate special agent Marla Landers
to rescue a young woman who has been kidnapped by the city's ruler, Velosi. Velosi plans
to extract some information from the woman's mind in order to destroy one of his
competitors. The information involves plans for the Draconian Hatchet fighters, which have
been plaguing Earth's defense forces.
Plot to Kill a City (Parts 1 and 2)
10/11/79 and 10/18/79
After a Defense Directorate agent kills a member of a group of interstellar assassins,
they plot to take their revenge on the city of New Chicago. Buck masquerades as an
assassin and joins the group, but is soon uncovered. He must now, not only escape from the
assassins, but also stop them from detonating New Chicago's matter/antimatter energy
Return of the Fighting 69th
Some time before Buck Roger's arrival, Col. Wilma Deering had set out to capture two
interstellar gun runners. A fire in their spacecraft left them disfigured and they now set
out to take their revenge on Wilma and Earth. Capturing a freighter with 20th Century
chemical weapons, they plan to poison the planet's atmosphere. With the aid of retired
members of the Earth Defense Directorate's 69th Squadron, Buck and Wilma attack the gun
runners' base to destroy them and the chemical weapons. (The part of the leader of the
Fighting 69th was played by Buster Crabbe -- Buck Rogers of the classic 1930's science
Buck masquerades as a convict to break into a prison in an attempt to rescue Jen
Burton, who took the blame for a murder her boyfriend, a shipping pirate, really
committed. The Earth Defense Directorate believes that she can supply information to put
the pirate in jail. Breaking out of the underground prison, Buck and the woman head for a
nearby spaceport for return to Earth, but they are pursued by an indestructible android
Planet of the Amazon Women
Kidnapped to the planet Zantia, Buck finds himself auctioned off to Ariela, the
daughter of the planet's Prime Minister. Through her, Buck learns that the planet's male
population are being held as prisoners of war of a people called the Ruathans. Buck agrees
to help the women free their men in return for his own freedom.
Cosmic Wiz Kid
Hieronymous Fox, an 11-year-old child genius from the 20th Century is kidnapped for
ransom by the sinister Roderick Zale. The boy is the President of the planet Genesia and
his bodyguard fears that he will be killed because they cannot meet the ransom demand.
Buck, Wilma, and the bodyguard then make separate attempts to rescue the boy.
Escape from Wedded Bliss
Princess Ardala returns to try to make Buck, who she considers the most genetically
perfect male in the galaxy, her husband. With a powerful weapon poised in Earth orbit, she
commands Earth's leaders to turn Buck Rogers over to her or else....
Cruise Ship to the Stars
Buck befriends a shy young girl while investigating the attempted kidnapping of the
beauty queen Miss Cosmos by another woman with super- powers. To his surprise, Buck
discovers that the true identity of the super woman he is looking for as he also tries to
save Miss Cosmos from a deadly laser.
No one believes that the Vorvon, who sneaks up on his victims and drains their living
soul, is responsible for a series of deaths on Space Station Theta except Wilma -- his
next intended victim.
Happy Birthday, Buck
It's Buck Roger's 534th birthday, and Wilma and Dr. Huer plan a surprise party to cheer
up the homesick astronaut. Wilma arranges to get Buck "out of the way" by having
him accompany Dr. Huer's assistant to New Detroit with the doctor's business schedule.
Meanwhile, a man who is plotting revenge against Huer attempts to gain access to the
schedule from the assistant so that he can ambush and kill Dr. Huer.
A Blast for Buck
To discover the secret behind a terrifying riddle presented to him, Buck subjects
himself to a mind probe in an attempt to find out who is responsible for the mysterious
objects being transported into the Defense Directorate's building.
Princess Ardala returns with another plan to snare the man from the 20th Century. This
time, she captures Buck by luring him aboard a phoney 20th Century spaceship like his
Ranger III. Once aboard the flagship Draconia, Kane creates four duplicate androids of
Buck in an attempt to have them pilot the Draconian Hatchet fighters in an attack against
Twiki Is Missing
Twiki is kidnapped by the evil ruler of a mining colony who, faced with an uprising of
the mine workers, plans to make duplicates of the mechanoid to work the mines. While in
the mines attempting to rescue Twiki, Buck discovers something that will help Earth
destroy a 10-ton ice asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth.
Buck is invited to be the special guest of the 2492 Olympics. Shortly after arriving on
the planet where they are being held, he is drawn into a game of political intrigue as an
athlete from the planet Lozira attempts to defect to Earth.
A Dream of Jennifer
Buck is haunted by the appearance of a young woman who bears a striking resemblance to
Jennifer, a woman who Buck left behind when he was propelled into the 25th Century. He
follows her and soon discovers that she was made to look like Jennifer in order to lure
Buck into a trap set by an alien who wants Buck to stop a space freighter from delivering
weapons to a planet his people hope to conquer.
The evil Lars Mangros plans to broadcast a subliminal signal during the next
performance of the rock group Andromeda that will cause the youth of the galaxy to riot.
Buck infiltrates Musicworld, where the broadcast will originate, in an attempt to stop the
madman from destroying the galaxy's cities.
Buck's Duel to the Death
Buck attempts to free a peaceful planet from the powerful grip of an evil warlord known
as the Traybor. He leads a band of men into Traybor's fortress in the hope of freeing the
women the alien has kidnapped, but Traybor has a few special powers that may end Buck's
career at any moment.
Flight of the War Witch (Parts 1 and 2)
03/27/80 and 04/03/80
Buck journeys through a space warp into another universe, where he discovers that the
peaceful planet Pendar is being threatened by the sinister war witch Zarina. The Pendarans
enlist the aid of Buck and Princess Ardala, who had followed Buck through the space warp,
and an unsteady alliance between the humans and Draconians is formed as Buck leads a
combined fleet against Zarina's battlecruiser.