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The Crystals
Season 2, Episode 8
The Crystals title card
Air date March 5, 1981
Written by Bob Mitchell
Esther Mitchell
Directed by John Patterson
Episode guide
The Golden Man
The Satyr

"The Crystals" is the eighth episode of the 2nd season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


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Buck, Wilma and Hawk leave for a planet to search for crystals needed to power the Searcher. After landing they find a young girl inhabiting the planet, and also a strange mummy-like creature that continually attacks the search party. The super-computer Crichton believes that the amnesia-stricken girl will, in time, mutate into a mummy creature herself, as it is the natural evolution of her species.




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
  • Amanda Wyss as Laura
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Sandy Champion as Chief Petty Officer Hall
  • Alex Hyde-White as Lieutenant Martin
  • James R. Parkes as Kovick
  • Gary Bolen as Johnson
  • Leigh C. Kim as Petrie
  • Hubie Kerns Jr. as Mummy Monster
  • Jeff David as Voice of Crichton (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by John Patterson
  • Written by Bob Mitchell and Esther Mitchell
  • Produced by Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, David G. Phinney and John G. Stephens
  • Music by Donald Woods
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - George Potter
  • 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


  • David LeBell - Stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department[]

  • Kenneth Hale - First Assistant Camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department[]

  • Barry Downing - Costume Supervisor: Gil Gerard

Music Department[]

  • Tom Gleason - Music Editor
  • Glen A. Larson - Composer: Theme Music
  • 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