Planet of the Slave Girls
Season 1, Episodes 3 & 4
Planet of the Slave Girls title card.jpg
Air date September 27, 1979
Teleplay by Steve Greenberg
Aubrey Solomon
Anne Collins
Story by Steve Greenberg
Aubrey Solomon
Directed by Michael Caffey
Episode guide
Vegas in Space

"Planet of the Slave Girls" is the third and fourth episodes of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The majority of Earth's fighter squadron becomes incapacitated after using poisoned food discs. Buck, Wilma and Duke Denton fly to the distant planet of the food's origin, Vistula. They seek to track down a slave trader named Kaleel who is collaborating with the planet's governor. While on the planet Vistula, they find that Kaleel has been building a fleet of attack ships in secret, and plans to use them against Earth's weakened defense forces. With Earth's defense force now heavily outnumbered 10-to-1, Buck decides that he must destroy the attack fleet and rescue Wilma, who has become trapped in Kaleel's mountain fortress.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Originally aired as a 120-minute episode, but has been formatted as two 60-minute episodes in most subsequent re-airings for scheduling reasons. While many guides list it as a two-parter, its initial airing and release on DVD as one double-length episode should make this the official recognition.

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Cast[edit | edit source]

Episode Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • David Groh as Major Duke Danton
  • Roddy McDowall as Governor Saroyan
  • Brianne Leary as Ryma
  • Macdonald Carey as Dr. Mallory
  • Karen Carlson as Stella Warden
  • Michael Mullins as Regis Saroyan
  • Buster Crabbe as Brigadier Gordon
  • Jack Palance as Kaleel
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Robert Dowdell as Galen
  • Sheila Wills as Major Fields
  • Don Marshall as Julio
  • Diane Markoff as Female Pilot
  • June Whitley Taylor as Woman
  • Borah Silver as Husband
  • Michael Masters as Worker
  • Don Maxwell as Guard
  • Nathaniel Brian Wine as Technician
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis (uncredited)

Episode Crew[edit | edit source]

  • Directed by Michael Caffey
  • Teleplay by Steve Greenberg, Aubrey Solomon and Anne Collins
  • Story by Steve Greenberg and Aubrey Solomon
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Medora Heilbron, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson, David J. O'Connell and David G. Phinney
  • Music by Johnny Harris
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editors - Michael Berman and Leon Ortiz-Gil
  • Casting - Phil Benjamin
  • Art Directors - Fred Luff III and Paul Peters
  • Set Decorators - Victor Hugo and Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Sal Anthony

Production Management[edit | edit source]

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[edit | edit source]

  • Bob Bender - First Assistant Director
  • Gerald T. Olson - Second Assistant Director

Art Department[edit | edit source]

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

Sound Department[edit | edit source]

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

Special Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Chuck Arrigo - Special Effects Coordinator (uncredited)

Visual Effects[edit | edit source]

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

Stunts[edit | edit source]

  • Bob Bralver - Stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department[edit | edit source]

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

Music Department[edit | edit source]

  • Johnny Harris - Composer: Theme Music (uncredited)
  • Stu Phillips - Composer: Theme Music (uncredited)

Additional Crew[edit | edit source]

  • Alan Brennert - Story Editor
  • Anne Collins - Story Consultant

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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
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