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The Guardians
Season 2, Episode 5
The Guardians title card
Air date January 29, 1981
Written by Paul Schneider
Margaret Schneider
Directed by Jack Arnold
Episode guide
Journey to Oasis
Mark of the Saurian

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


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A dying old man gives Buck a strange glowing box while they are on the planet Janovus XXVI. Hawk and Buck return the container to the Searcher, where it begins to cause hallucinations among the crew. While an alien causes chaos aboard the ship, it takes over control and heads the Searcher at top speed toward an unknown destination. Buck and the crew must overcome their delusions and stop the ship before they are lost forever.




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
  • Harry Townes as The Guardian
  • Rosemary DeCamp as Buck's Mother
  • Paul Carr as Lieutenant Devlin
  • Barbara Luna as Koori
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Shawn Stevens as Boy
  • Dennis Haysbert as Helmsman
  • Vic Perrin as First Guardian
  • Howard Culver as Mailman
  • Jeff David as Voice of Crichton (uncredited)
  • Bob Elyea as Voice of Twiki (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Jack Arnold
  • Written by Paul Schneider and Margaret Schneider
  • Produced by Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, David G. Phinney and John G. Stephens
  • Music by Bruce Broughton
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - Ron Honthaner
  • Casting - Joe Reich
  • Art Director - William H. Tuntke
  • 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


  • 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[]

  • 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