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Testimony of a Traitor
Season 2, Episode 12
Testimony of a Traitor title card
Air date April 9, 1981
Written by Stephen McPherson
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Episode guide
The Hand of the Goral
The Dorian Secret

"Testimony of a Traitor" is the twelfh episode of the 2nd season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


  • Coming Soon


When the Searcher returns to Earth, Buck is immediately arrested on charges of high treason. It appears that Buck may have been at least partly responsible for the nuclear weapons exchange of World War III that nearly destroyed the Earth. A recently found video tape from the 20th century provides enough evidence for Commissioner Bergstrom to convene a war crimes trial against Buck, who will face the death penalty if found guilty. In order to prove his innocence, Buck once again is placed under the mind probe, where his memories only seem to further indicate his guilt – even though Buck himself has no memory of any of these events.



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
  • Ramon Bieri as Commissioner Bergstrom
  • William Sylvester as Lt. General Preston Myers
  • David Hooks as General Arnheim
  • Walter Brooke as U.S. President
  • John Milford as Air Force General
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • John O'Connell as Major Peterson
  • Thomas Bellin as Crawford
  • Buck Young as Brigadier General Biles
  • Carl Reindel as Air Force Sergeant
  • Eric Lawrence as Young Marine
  • James Emery as Marine Pilot
  • Dean Brooks as Marine Sergeant
  • Bill Andes as Colonel Turner (uncredited)
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki (uncredited)
  • Jeff David as Voice of Crichton (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Bernard McEveety
  • Written by Stephen McPherson
  • Produced by Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, John G. Stephens and Karen Welch
  • Music by Bruce Broughton
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - Edward W. Williams
  • Casting - Joe Reich
  • Art Director - William H. Tuntke
  • Set Decorator - Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management[]

  • Paul Wurtzel - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Bob Bender - 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[]

  • Glen A. Larson - Composer: Theme Music
  • Donald Woods - Music Editor
  • 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