Jolen Quince's telekinesis can tear a "neutronium vault door" from its moorings and freeze Buck's fighter controls from at least hundreds of feet away, but he cannot tear Buck's pistol from his hands? Sure, Buck had some warning because Quince earlier seized his weapon this way, but against such raw power warning alone should not have sufficed.
Special mention is made of the Legion of Death's sinister reputation for murder. Yet in the reactor control room they leave two people alive whom they could have and should have killed. Why? Bad writing seems the most likely answer - that and the fact that this show was designed to be a "kinder, gentler" sort of kid friendly space opera.