Planet of the Amazon Women

Buck Rogers In The 25th CenturyBuck rescues a stranded spacecraft with a crew of two women and tows it back to their home planet, where he’s treated as an honored guest. But after a while, Buck realizes that he’s more of a prisoner than a guest – he’s trapped on a world populated almost exclusively by women, where he is to be auctioned off as slave labor – and breeding stock. Buck finds some women on the planet sympathize with the plight of the men who are captured and brought to their world, and enlists their help.

Order the DVDswritten by Michael Richards & Clayton Richards
directed by Philip Leacock
music by Michael Melvoin

Guest Cast: Ann Dusenberry (Ariela), Jay Robinson (Cassius Thorne), Anne Jeffreys (Prime Minister), Antoinette Stella (Jayel), Wendy Oates (Renna), Liberty Godshall (Nyree), Darrell Zwerling (Macon), Teddi Siddall (Linea), Wally K. Berns (Pilot), James Fraracci (Karsh)

Notes: This episode sees the introduction of many elements that would become mainstays of the second season, though no one knew it at the time. The women’s shuttle set, with some redressing, became the Searcher shuttle used frequently in the second year os the show, while the unusual standing clock prop seen in the auction scenes was given an overhaul and turned into the Searcher’s Crichton robot.

LogBook entry by Earl Green