At last, we hit an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century that our son didn’t enjoy. I figured the gunfights and the one-on-one arena brawl between Buck and Tigerman would have made up for all the smoochy stuff, but no. Ardala’s back in town and she only has bedroom eyes for Buck, and he just couldn’t wait for this one to end. Ardala’s a whole new kind of evil for our son: she makes Buck smooch her! This time the plot is literally “Buck Rogers will marry Ardala or else Ardala destroys the Earth.” He couldn’t stand it.
Behind the scenes, H.B. Haggerty takes over the role of Tigerman from this episode, and Michael Ansara is the second Killer Kane. There’s also more disco dancing, this time with roller skates. Frankly, the only reason to watch this one is to see Pamela Hensley parade around in six or seven very revealing Bob Mackie-esque dresses.
And for the second night in a row, we end on a turkey, as Buck Rogers goes back on the shelf for a few weeks’ break to keep things fresh. But we’ll be back in the 25th Century in November, so stay tuned!
2 thoughts on “Buck Rogers 1.12 – Escape From Wedded Bliss”
Okay, so, after a nuclear holocaust, in the far-off future year of 2491 AD, humanity has forgotten all about football, table tennis, cheeseburgers, Jaws, and the Trojan Horse… but they still have roller disco?!? 🤣
I’d like to think that roller disco was similarly forgotten, until everybody started admitting how much fun Buck seemed to be having dancing with Ardala in the pilot and said “Yeah, more of that would be good.”