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Mark of the Saurian
Season 2, Episode 6
Mark of the Saurian title card
Air date February 5, 1981
Written by Francis Moss
Directed by Barry Crane
Episode guide
The Guardians
The Golden Man

"Mark of the Saurian" is the sixth episode of the 2nd season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


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The Saurians, a monsterous-looking group of aliens, have landed aboard the Searcher under the guise of friendship. Using a device to make them appear human, they plan to infiltrate the ship to cause a galactic war. However, Buck, who has just overcome a flu-like virus, sees the aliens for what they are. He tries to convince the crew that monsters are aboard, but to no avail. His friends believe him to be mentally unbalanced from the sickness. The Saurians fear that Buck will expose them and decide to kill the pilot before others become suspicious.




Episode Cast[]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Thom Christopher as Hawk
  • Jay Garner as Admiral Efram Asimov
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White as Dr. Goodfellow
  • Linden Chiles as Ambassador Cabot
  • Vernon Weddle as Dr. Moray
  • Kim Hamilton as Nurse Paulton
  • Paul Carr as Lieutenant Devlin
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Stacy Keach Sr. as Senior Officer
  • Barry Cahill as Major Elif
  • Alex Hyde-White as Technician
  • Alan Hunt as Wingman
  • Frank Parker as Captain
  • Andrea Pike as Crew Member
  • Jeff David as Voice of Crichton (uncredited)
  • Bob Elyea as Voice of Twiki (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Barry Crane
  • Written by Francis Moss
  • Produced by Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, David G. Phinney and John G. Stephens
  • Music by Herbert D. Woods
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - George Potter
  • Casting - Joe Reich
  • Art Director - William H. Tuntke
  • Set Decorator - Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management[]

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Frank Crawford - First Assistant Director
  • Stephen Lillis - 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 - Special Photographic Effects Supervisor: Universal Hartland
  • David Jones - Special Photographic Effects Supervisor: Universal Hartland

Camera and Electrical Department[]

  • Kenneth Hale - First Assistant Camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department[]

  • Barry Downing - Costume Supervisor: Gil Gerard

Music Department[]

  • Lou Gordon - Music Editor
  • Glen A. Larson - Composer: Theme Music
  • Johnny Harris - Composer: Theme Music (uncredited)
  • Stu Phillips - Composer: Theme Music (uncredited)

Additional Crew[]

  • Stephen McPherson - Executive Story Consultant


External links[]

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Season 2
Time of the Hawk I Journey to Oasis I The Guardians I Mark of the Saurian I The Golden Man I The Crystals I The Satyr I Shgoratchx! I The Hand of the Goral I Testimony of a Traitor I The Dorian Secret