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Flight of the War Witch
Season 1, Episodes 23 & 24
Flight of the War Witch title card
Air date March 27, 1980
Teleplay by Rob Gilmer
Bruce Lansbury
Story by David Chomsky
Directed by Larry Stewart
Episode guide
Buck's Duel to the Death
Time of the Hawk

"Flight of the War Witch" is the twenty-third and twenty-fourth episodes of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


Buck enters a space warp that sends him into an alternate universe where he encounters the planet Pendar, a peaceful world under attack by a "war witch" named Zarina. Matters become further complicated with the arrival of Princess Ardala on the Draconia, who has brought along Wilma and Dr. Elias Huer during a temporary truce between her world and Earth. Buck enlists the aid of both Earth and Draconian forces to save Pendar from the attack of a huge Zaad battlecruiser.


Buck journeys through a space warp to another universe. There he discovers the planet Pendar, a peaceful world now threatened with the extinction by the sinister war witch, Zarina (Newmar). The Pendarans enlist the help of both Buck and Princess Ardala. The Draconians have followed Buck through the warp with Wilma and Dr. Huer aboard the Draconia. An unsteady alliance between the terrans and Draconians is formed as Buck prepares to lead a combined fleet of Starfighters and Marauders against the giant Zaad battlecruiser.




Episode Cast[]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • Pamela Hensley as Princess Ardala
  • Kelley Miles as Chandar
  • Donald Petrie as Kodus
  • Sid Haig as Spirot
  • Michael Ansara as Kane
  • Julie Newmar as Zarina
  • Vera Miles as Tora
  • Sam Jaffe as The Keeper
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Tony Carroll as Pantherman
  • Brent Davis as Goneril
  • Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis
  • Larry Ward as First Council Member
  • Don Maxwell as Draconian Soldier
  • Gary Adler as First Security Guard
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Kelli Lessie as Council Member (uncredited)
  • Wesley Pfenning as Elana (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Larry Stewart
  • Teleplay by Rob Gilmer and Bruce Lansbury
  • Story by David Chomsky
  • 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 - Howard B. Anderson and George Potter
  • Casting - Simon Ayer
  • Art Directors - Fred Luff III and Bill Taliaferro
  • Set Decorator - Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management[]

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

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Frank Crawford - First Assistant Director
  • David Kahler - Second 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