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Earth Defense Directorate Vessel Searcher

The Searcher[]

Propelled by plasma drive, the "Searcher" was a huge spacecraft assigned to search the galaxy to find the lost tribes of the human race who spread among the stars after World War III of the 20th century.

Crew[]

  • Admiral Efram Asimov (Jay Garner), supposedly a descendent of the sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov
  • Lt. Devlin (Paul Carr), the Admiral's assistant
  • Colonel Wilma Deering (Erin Gray), a fighter pilot
  • Captain William "Buck" Rogers (Gil Gerard), a 20th century Terran astronaut
  • Hawk (Thom Christopher), a part human, part bird who sought survivors of his own race. He flew a hawk-shaped fighter craft.
  • Dr. Goodfellow (Wilfrid-Hyde White), an elderly scientist who created an intelligent but rude robot named Crichton.
  • Twiki (Felix Silla), the dwarf robot companion of Buck Rogers.

Latin[]

The ship's exterior hull displayed the words

SEARCHER
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
 [1]

Housed in the belly of the Searcher starship were smaller, sleek fighter craft used for defense called Starfighters, together with a number of shuttlecraft.

Behind the scenes[]

The model of the Searcher was a rebuild of the Lyran Queen featured in the Season 1 episode Cruise Ship to the Stars. [2]

Sources[]

Heading Image from TV Acres Website

References[]

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