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Space Vampire
Season 1, Episode 14
Space Vampire title card
Air date January 3, 1980
Written by Kathleen Barnes
David Wise
Directed by Larry Stewart
Episode guide
Cruise Ship to the Stars
Happy Birthday, Buck

"Space Vampire" is the fourteenth episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


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What appears to be a deserted derelict spaceship crashes into an orbiting space station named Theta that Buck and Wilma are on. Buck checks out the ship and finds the remains of the crew, whom he learns were killed by a vampire-like creature known as the Vorvon. Buck doesn't realize that the Vorvon is still present until personnel aboard the space station – including Wilma – begin to be taken over by the strange creature, who can control the wills of other beings.


  • Christopher Stone would later go on to play Bill Neill in the 1981 horror film The Howling.
  • This pulls a lot from Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel Dracula: One of the crew (who is hunting a creature) is named Helsing and the spaceship is the Demeter.
  • There is a logic error: Twiki sees the footage of the drone with Buck, so why can his memory units be checked to confirm Buck's story?



Episode Cast[]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • Christopher Stone as Space Station Commander Royko
  • Nicholas Hormann as the Vorvon
  • Lincoln Kilpatrick as Dr. Ecbar
  • Patty Maloney as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki (voice)
  • David Moses as Technician
  • Phil Hoover as Helson
  • Jeannie Fitzsimmons as Freighter Captain
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Larry Stewart
  • Written by Kathleen Barnes and David Wise
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Medora Heilbron, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson, David J. O'Connell and David G. Phinney
  • Music by Robert Prince
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - George Potter
  • Casting - Phil Benjamin
  • Art Directors - Hub Braden and Fred Luff, III
  • Set Decorator - Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management[]

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Bob Bender - 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

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
  • Anne Collins - Story Consultant


External links[]

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