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The Dorian Secret
Season 2, Episode 13
The Dorian Secret title card
Air date April 16, 1981
Written by Stephen McPherson
Directed by Jack Arnold
Episode guide
Testimony of a Traitor

"The Dorian Secret" is the thirteenth and final episode of the 2nd season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


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On a space station is a group of survivors from a planetary disaster who are being transported to a new home. Also on board are Hawk and Buck who rescue a young woman being attacked by Dorian males. After returning to the Searcher, the ship is attacked by a Dorian vessel whose commander demands that an escaping Dorian female be turned over to them immediately. The girl, wanted for the murder of a Dorian leader's son, is the one Buck brought on board the Searcher. Buck believes the Dorians are making a mistake, but the passengers, under the pressure of constant Dorian attacks against the Searcher, finally take matters into their own hands and turn over both Buck and the girl to the Dorian warlord.



Koldar: Imagine, Captain, what it is like to live in a world where every face you see is a mirror image of your own. Madness.


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
  • Devon Ericson as Asteria Eleefa
  • Denny Miller as Saurus
  • William Kirby Cullen as Demeter
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Walker Edmiston as Koldar
  • Michele Marsh as Cleis
  • Dennis Haysbert as Ensign
  • Stuart Nisbet as Rand
  • Eldon Quick as Chronos
  • Brady Rubin as Syla
  • Jackie Russell as Kally
  • Lachelle Chamberlain as Darel
  • Keith Atkinson as Joham
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki (uncredited)
  • Jeff David as Voice of Crichton (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Jack Arnold
  • Written by Stephen McPherson
  • Produced by Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, John G. Stephens and Karen Welch
  • Music by Donald Woods
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - Edward W. Williams
  • Casting - Joe Reich
  • Art Director - Peter Clemens
  • Set Decorator - Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management[]

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Stephen Lillis - Second Assistant Director
  • Robert Villar - First 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[]

  • Richard Lapham - 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