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Buck's Duel to the Death
Season 1, Episode 22
Buck's Duel to the Death title card
Air date March 20, 1980
Written by Robert W. Gilmer
Directed by Bob Bender
Episode guide
Space Rockers
Flight of the War Witch

"Buck's Duel to the Death" is the twenty-second episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


Buck is sent on what may be a one-way mission: he must overthrow the warlord ruler of a peaceful planet, not knowing that the Traybor possesses special powers that may bring his career to an abrupt end. Buck learns of the Traybor's abilities the hard way after leading a Earth Defense Directorate attack force into Traybor's fortress in an attempt to free a prisoner.


Buck attempts to free a peaceful planet from the powerful grip of an evil warlord known as the Traybor (Smith). The terran leads a band of men into Traybor's fortress in hopes of freeing the women the alien has kidnapped, but the Traybor has a few special powers which may end Buck's career at any moment.



Dr. Huer: Electricity? That hasn't been used in over 400 years, Buck.


Episode Cast[]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • William Smith as The Trebor
  • Keith Andes as Darius
  • Elizabeth Stack as Vionne
  • Edward Power as Neil
  • Fred Sadoff as Kelan
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Robert Lussier as Dr. Albert
  • Stephanie Blackmore as Greta
  • Heidi Bohay as Maya
  • Francisco Lagueruela as Karem
  • Douglas R. Bruce as Young Officer
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Bob Bender
  • Written by Rob Gilmer
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Medora Heilbron, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson and David J. O'Connell
  • Music by J.J. Johnson
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editors - George Potter and Rod Stephens
  • Casting - Simon Ayer
  • Art Directors - Bill Camden and Fred Luff III
  • Set Decorator - Joanne MacDougall
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management[]

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager
  • Charles E. Walker - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • David Kahler - Second Assistant Director
  • Gerald T. Olson - First Assistant Director

Art Department[]

  • Jerry Allen - Model Builder
  • Ted Wilson - Carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department[]

  • Earl Crain Jr. - Sound
  • Dick Wahrman - Sound Effects Editor

Special Effects[]

  • Chuck Arrigo - Special Effects Coordinator (uncredited)

Visual Effects[]

  • Peter Anderson - Visual Effects Supervisor: Universal Hartland
  • David M. Garber - Miniature Effects
  • Wayne Smith - Miniature Effects

Camera and Electrical Department[]

  • Gary Armstrong - Assistant Camera
  • Kenneth Hale - First Assistant Camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department[]

  • Barry Downing - Costume Supervisor: Gil Gerard

Music Department[]

  • Glen A. Larson - Composer: Theme Music
  • Herbert D. Woods - Music Editor
  • Johnny Harris - Composer: Theme Music (uncredited)
  • Stu Phillips - Composer: Theme Music (uncredited)

Additional Crew[]

  • Rob Gilmer - Story Editor


External links[]

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Season 1
Awakening I Planet of the Slave Girls I Vegas in Space I The Plot to Kill a City, Part I I The Plot to Kill a City, Part II I Return of the Fighting 69th I Unchained Woman I Planet of the Amazon Women I Cosmic Whiz Kid I Escape from Wedded Bliss I Cruise Ship to the Stars I Space Vampire I Happy Birthday, Buck I A Blast for Buck I Ardala Returns I Twiki is Missing I Olympiad I A Dream of Jennifer I Space Rockers I Buck's Duel to the Death I Flight of the War Witch