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Vegas in Space
Season 1, Episode 5
Vegas in Space title card
Air date October 4, 1979
Written by Anne Collins
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Episode guide
Planet of the Slave Girls
The Plot to Kill a City, Part I

"Vegas in Space" is the fifth episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


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Buck and Directorate agent Marla Landers travel to Sinaloa, a gambling city that Buck finds resembles old Earth's Las Vegas. Their mission from the Earth Defense Directorate is to locate and return to Earth a kidnapped girl named Felina Redding, who is being held prisoner by the city's ruler, Velosi. The young woman has critical knowledge that Velosi must extract in order to destroy his competitor Armat. Armat offers the Directorate plans to the Draconian Hatchet Fighters that have been plaguing Earth's defense forces in exchange for the girl's life.



  • Juanin Clay plays the female lead in this episode. She was originally cast as Wilma Deering before Erin Gray decided to do the series.)



Episode Cast[]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • Richard Lynch as Morgan Velosi
  • Ana Alicia as Felina Redding
  • Juanin Clay as Major Marla Landers
  • Pamela Susan Shoop as Tangie
  • James Luisi as Hood
  • Cesar Romero as Amos Armat
  • Joseph Wiseman as Carl Morphus
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Alice Frost as Rita
  • Ted Chapman as Man
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Eric Server as Dr. Theopolis (uncredited)
  • Olan Soule as Voice of Sinaloa Gaming Computer (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
  • Written by Anne Collins
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Medora Heilbron, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson, David J. O'Connell and David G. Phinney
  • Music by Les Baxter
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - Michael Berman
  • Casting - Phil Benjamin
  • Art Directors - Bill Camden and Paul Peters
  • Set Decorator - Victor Hugo
  • Costume Designer - Sal Anthony

Production Management[]

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Gerald T. Olson - Second Assistant Director
  • Jerram A. Swartz - 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 - 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[]

  • Anne Collins - Story Editor


External links[]

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