Space Rockers
Season 1, Episode 21
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Air date February 21, 1980
Written by Chris Bunch
Allan Cole
Directed by Guy Magar
Episode guide
A Dream of Jennifer
Buck's Duel to the Death

"Space Rockers" is the twenty-first episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


  • Coming Soon


Buck becomes involved with a futuristic rock group named Andromeda when a series of riots break out at all of their concerts. Buck's investigation finds that the band's manager, Lars Mangros, has been secretly encoding the group's music with behavior-altering sounds that create the riots. Buck is forced to convince Andromeda not to play at galactic-wide broadcast from the space station Musicworld, to prevent Mangros from causing chaos throughout the galaxy.


  • The song Andromeda plays during this episode is actually a song called "Odyssey, Part 1" by Johnny Harris.  It was released as a 7" vinyl single in 1980.  The B-side was an alternate version called "Odyssey, Part 2".
  • Named by Internet Review of Science Fiction as "The Worst Science Fiction TV Episode Ever" [1]



Episode Cast

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • Jerry Orbach as Lars Mangros
  • Nancy Frangione as Karana
  • Judy Landers as Joanna
  • Richard Moll as Yarat
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Jesse D. Goins as Rambeau
  • Leonard Lightfoot as Cyrus
  • Jeff Harlan as Mark
  • Cynthia Leake as Elaine
  • Mitch Reta as Technician
  • Joe Taggart as Security Man
  • Paul LeClair as Tarkas
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis (uncredited)

Episode Crew

  • Directed by Guy Magar
  • Written by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Tim King, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson and David J. O'Connell
  • Music by Johnny Harris
  • Cinematography by Frank Thackery
  • Film Editor - Howard B. Anderson
  • Casting - Simon Ayer
  • Art Directors - Fred Luff III and Bill Taliaferro
  • Set Decorator - Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management

  • Charles E. Walker - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Alan Crosland, Jr. - 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

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



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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