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The Plot to Kill a City, Part I
Season 1, Episode 6
The Plot to Kill a City title card
Air date October 11, 1979
Written by Alan Brennert
Directed by Dick Lowry
Episode guide
Vegas in Space
The Plot to Kill a City, Part II

"The Plot to Kill a City, Part I" is the sixth episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


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Buck's home of New Chicago may be destroyed if the Legion of Death is successful. They plan to self-destruct the city's antimatter/matter reactor in retaliation for an Earth Defense Directorate agent killing one of their members in self defense. Learning of their plans, Buck is sent out masquerading as an assassin looking to join the group, but he is soon discovered to be an impostor.




Episode Cast[]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • Victor Argo as Raphael Argus
  • Sena Ayn Black as Woman
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Nancy DeCarl as Sherese
  • John Furlong as Cop #1
  • Seamon Glass as Pirate
  • Frank Gorshin as Seton Kellogg
  • Anthony James as Varek
  • Markie Post as Joella Cameron
  • John Quade as Jolen Quince
  • Richard Reed as Rowdy #1
  • Mitch Reta as Technician
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • James Sloyan as Barnard "Barney" Smith
  • Robert Tessier as Marcos
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Cathey Paine as Voice of Raphael Argus's Ship's Computer (uncredited)
  • Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Dick Lowry
  • Written by Alan Brennert
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Medora Heilbron, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson, David J. O'Connell and David G. Phinney
  • Music by Stu Phillips
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editors - John J. Dumas and George Potter
  • Casting - Phil Benjamin
  • Art Directors - Bill Camden and Paul Peters
  • Set Decorator - Joanne MacDougall
  • Costume Designer - Sal Anthony

Production Management[]

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Frank Crawford - 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 link[]

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