Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century (1981): S02E08 – The Crystals


Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between September 1979 and April 1981, and the feature-length pilot episode for the series was released as a theatrical film before the series aired.

The film and series were developed by Glen A. Larson and Leslie Stevens, based on the character Buck Rogers created in 1928 by Philip Francis Nowlan that had previously been featured in comic strips, novellas, a serial film, and on television and radio.


While exploring the planet Philoctetes for power crystals, Buck, Hawk and Wilma find the remains of a mummy, but unbeknown to them, the body comes to life and steals their crystals. While searching for the creature, Buck encounters a young girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. After running a medical scan, Wilma learns that the girl has a genetic connection to the creature which begins stalking her. Fearful she will become a monster herself, Buck must help the girl find her true identity before the creature strikes again.


  • Mel Blanc returns as the voice of Twiki.
  • Guest stars: Amanda Wyss (as Laura), Sandy Champion (as Chief Hall), Alex Hyde-White (as Lieutenant Martin), James R. Parkes (as Kovick), Gary Bolen (as Johnson), Leigh C. Kim (as Petrie), and Hubie Kerns Jr. (as Mummy Monster).

Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 05 March 1981.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode, with adverts).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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