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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Plot to Kill a City (2)

The Legion's plan stands revealed. Criminal mastermind Seton Kellogg has devised a means of sabotaging the contra-terrine generating plant that supplies New Chicago with power. Mostly automated, the plant is well-equipped with defenses to prevent exactly this sort of event, but Kellogg's tactical genius and the powers of each member of his lethal fraternity can overcome these, or so he believes. Buck must return to Earth and prevent the Legion from carrying out mass murder. But when he arrives, he discovers them fleeing, having already managed their sabotage...

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 53403
Airdate: Thursday October 18th, 1979

Director: Dick Lowry
Writer: Alan Brennert

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Guest Stars
Anthony James
As Varek
Frank Gorshin
As Seton Kellogg
James Sloyan
As Barney Smith
John Quade
As Quince
Markie Post
As Joella Cameron
Nancy DeCarl
As Sherese
Robert Tessier
As Marcos
James McEachin
As Richard Selvin

Co-Guest Stars
Felix Silla
As Twiki
John Furlong
As 1st Cop
Mel Blanc
voiced Twiki
Mitch Reta
As Technician
Seamon Glass
As Pirate
Victor Argo
As Argus (Raphael Argus)
Gwenn Mitchell
As Ticket Clerk
Nonice Williams
As Katrina
Richard Reed (3)
As 1st Rowdy
Whitney Rydbeck
As Hartsteen

Eric Server
voiced Dr. Theopolis
Main Cast
Gil Gerard
As Captain William "Buck" Rogers
Erin Gray
As Colonel Wilma Deering
Tim O'Connor
As Dr. Elias Huer
Episode Goofs
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.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerGlen A. Larson
Supervising ProducerBruce Lansbury
ProducerDavid J. O'Connell  |  John Gaynor
Associate ProducerDavid G. Phinney  |  Medora Heilbron
CastingPhil Benjamin
Unit Production ManagerHarker Wade
First Assistant DirectorFrank Crawford
Second Assistant DirectorGerald T. Olson
Music EditorHerbert D. Woods
Costume DesignerSal Anthony
Set DecoratorJoanne Macdougall
Director of PhotographyBen Colman
Story EditorAlan Brennert
Art DirectorPaul J. Peters  |  William L. Camden
Main Title ThemeGlen A. Larson
Music ScoreStu Phillips
Film EditorLeon Ortiz-Gil  |  George Potter
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
Story ConsultantAnne Collins
Sound Effects EditorDick R. Wahrman
Miniature Effects ByWayne Smith (1)  |  David Garber
Characters ByRobert C. Dille
Warning: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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