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Happy Birthday, Buck
Season 1, Episode 15
Happy Birthday, Buck title card.jpg
Air date January 10, 1980
Written by Martin Pasco
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
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"Happy Birthday, Buck" is the fifteenth episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Plot

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Synopsis

Missing the people and places of his own time, Buck is helped out of his depression by Wilma and Huer, who plan to cheer him up with a surprise birthday party. As a diversion to Buck, he is sent with Raylyn Derren to escort her on a trip to New Detroit with some of Huer's paperwork. Little do they realize that an assassin named Cornell Traeger is waiting for the girl so he can steal Dr. Huer's schedule, and plot to kill him as revenge over a previous encounter.

Notes

Quotes

Cast

Episode Cast

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • Morgan Brittany as Raylyn Derren
  • Tamara Dobson as Dr. Delora Bayliss
  • Peter MacLean as Col. Cornell Traeger
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Harry Johnson as Carew
  • Bruce Wright as Rorvik
  • Ernesto Macias as Lt. Garth
  • Abraham Alvarez as Security Agent
  • Harry Gold as Alien Squadron Leader
  • Tom Gagen as Miles
  • Clay Alexander as Marsden
  • Victoria Woodbeck as Technician
  • Gina Gallego as Woman
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis (uncredited)

Episode Crew

  • Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
  • Written by Martin Pasko
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Medora Heilbron, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson, David J. O'Connell and David G. Phinney
  • Music by J.J. Johnson
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - Michael Berman
  • Casting - Phil Benjamin
  • Art Directors - Bill Camden and Fred Luff, III
  • Set Decorator - Joanne MacDougall
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Frank Crawford - First Assistant Director
  • Gerald T. Olson - 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

  • Alan Brennert - Story Editor

References

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