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Buck's Duel to the Death 

Buck learns that the population of a planet oppressed by a powerful evil warlord believes that he is their prophesied deliverer and are begging for him to help.


Bob Bender


Glen A. Larson (developed for television by), Leslie Stevens (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Gil Gerard ... Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers
Erin Gray ... Colonel Wilma Deering
Tim O'Connor ... Dr. Elias Huer
William Smith ... The Trebor
Keith Andes ... Darius
Elizabeth Stack ... Vionne
Edward Power ... Neil
Fred Sadoff ... Kelan
Felix Silla ... Twiki
Mel Blanc ... Twiki (voice)
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier ... Dr. Albert
Stephanie Blackmore ... Greta
Heidi Bohay Heidi Bohay ... Maya
Francisco Lagueruela Francisco Lagueruela ... Karem
Douglas R. Bruce Douglas R. Bruce ... Young Officer


Buck and Twiki are lured to another planet where they are enlisted to fight an evil alien warlord called "The Traybor" (played "B" movie bad guy William Smith), who has built a harem of young women-most recently the daughter of the Darius, the leader of the planet. In addition to Smith's trademark muscles, "The Traybor" is wired to direct a surge of electricity toward his opponent. Buck learns from Darius of a legend than a 500 year old man will one day appear and defeat "The Traybor". Written by J.C. Ewing

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Release Date:

20 March 1980 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)| Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shuttle that is seen leaving the Trebor's palace is the same type of shuttle used in Battlestar Galactica (1978). See more »


During the first duel, the Trebor grabs his opponent by the forearm, then when the camera cuts to another angle, he is suddenly holding his opponent by the wrist instead. See more »

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No electricity here
3 February 2019 | by cpotato1010See all my reviews


According to to Dr. Huer, they have used electricity in the last 400 years.

In that case it would be nice to explain what they do use in place of electricity.

Maybe all those lights in Dr. Theopolis are actually bio-luminescence?

Anyway, it seems they also do not use tanning beds on Katar.

This "Traybor" (or is it "Trebor"?) sure has a tame harem. While they have bare arms and midriff, their legs are completely covered.

btw, I think it actually is spelled "Trebor", since that is "Robert" spelled backwards. A little (really little) joke by the episode writers, Robert W. Gilmer. and Robert C. Dille.

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