Time of the Hawk (2-Hour Special)
Buck, Wilma, and Twiki set off into deep space aboard the Searcher, a starship on a
mission to find the lost tribes of Earth -- humans who fled to the stars after a nuclear
holocaust that all but destroyed the planet. The Searcher encounters a severely-damaged
spacecraft with one survivor, who tells them of a savage attack by a bird-man named Hawk.
Searcher sets course for the planet where it is believed Hawk lives, and Buck soon becomes
involved in a desperate battle of wits and piloting skills with Hawk. Hawk's mate, who was
a passenger in Hawk's ship, is mortally wounded in the battle and Buck and Hawk form a
shaky alliance to seek medical aid for her. Eventually, Hawk joins the crew of the
Searcher, looking for others of his kind.
Journey to Oasis (2-Hour Special)
Hawks first mission among the humans is to join Buck, Wilma, and Dr. Goodfellow in
escorting Ambassador Duvoe to a peace conference that could avert a terrible galactic war.
Crisis strikes as their shuttle passes through an electric storm and crashes in the
desert. With contact with Searcher impossible, the party must travel by foot to Oasis,
encountering savage mutants and a mischievous gnome named ODX.
Buck finds himself entrusted with a bizarre glowing green box when he and Hawk hind an
old man near death on a remote planet. Back on the Searcher, the box creates a series of
bizarre images in the minds of the crew members. In reality, the box has taken control of
the Searcher and sent it at fantastic speeds toward an unknown destination.
Mark of the Saurian
The Saurians plot to destroy the Searcher and start a galactic war by infiltrating the
starship and a space station in human disguise. Only Buck, who has contracted a strange
virus, is able to see the true form of the Saurians, but no one believes him. When the
Suarians realize that Buck is a threat to them, he becomes the target of their
The Golden Man
The Searcher rescues a gold-skinned boy from an escape capsule in an asteroid field.
When the ship collides with one of the asteroids, the boy displays his powers of molecular
alteration by rescuing Admiral Asimov from beneath a fallen girder. The boy assures the
crew of the Searcher that, with the help of his companion, who is on a nearby planet, he
can dislodge the ship from the asteroid. But when Buck and Hawk go to the planet to get
the companion, they find that he is being held captive by a man who wants to use the boy's
powers for his own greedy purposes.
Buck, Wilma, and Hawk are confronted with a bizarre riddle on an alien planet they are
exploring for crystals to power the Searcher. Part of the riddle is the connection between
a young woman and an eerie, mummy-like creature they encounter on the planet. Meanwhile,
on the Searcher, the android Crichton believes he has discovered the link -- one that is
crucial to the success of their mission.
Buck and Twiki come across the survivors of a failed colony, a young widow and her son.
The woman tells Buck that the other colonists all fled the planet as the result of a
plague. Buck is confused by the woman's refusal to leave the planet despite being
repeatedly being menaced by a goat-man named Pangor; but he soon discovers the truth about
the plague when he contracts it and begins to turn into a goat-man himself.
Buck is ordered to explore a derelict spaceship that the Searcher encounters, and finds
it filled with solar bombs and crewed by seven little men. They are escorted back to the
Searcher and Admiral Asimov takes their ship in tow to a place where the bombs can be
safely detonated. Assuming the little men can cause to real harm, Buck places them in the
care of Wilma; but the little men have never seen a woman before and are intent on finding
out what all of the "funny little bumps" are.
The Hand of Goral
Buck, Wilma, and Hawk explore a strange planet and come across the wreckage of a
spacecraft and its lone survivor. He is taken back to the Searcher by Wilma, while Buck
and Hawk continue to explore. After some unexplained happenings on the planet, they return
to the Searcher, where they find that everyone has undergone personality changes --
becoming the opposite of their real selves. Buck soon learns that he can not even trust
Wilma and Hawk to help him solve the mystery of what has happened.
Testimony of a Traitor
An ancient videotape is discovered that proves that Buck was involved in the nuclear
holocaust that nearly destroyed the Earth hundreds of years before. Commissioner Bergstrom
convenes a war crimes trial aboard the Searcher and, if Buck is found guilty, faces a
death sentence. In a desperate attempt to clear himself, Buck agrees to another mind
probe, but his memories seem to confirm the charges.
The Dorian Secret
Buck and Hawk are sent to a space station to pick up the survivors of a planetary
disaster and transport them to a new home. Before departing, buck rescues a young woman
from a group of Dorian thugs. Later, while enroute to the planet, the Searcher is attacked
by a Dorian craft, which demands that the woman be returned for the murder of a warlord's
son. As the Dorians persist and subject the Searcher and its passengers to a severe
pounding, the refugees begin to rebel, insisting that the woman be turned over.
Eventually, Buck discovers that truth about the woman and the startling reason why the
Dorians always wear what at first appear to be merely ceremonial face masks.