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When an evil rock impresario devises a means to implant a hypnotic signal into a rock band's music to drive their young audience berserk, Buck must thwart his schemes of conquest.


Guy Magar


Glen A. Larson (developed for television by), Leslie Stevens (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Gerard ... Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers
Erin Gray ... Colonel Wilma Deering
Tim O'Connor ... Dr. Elias Huer
Jerry Orbach ... Lars Mangros
Nancy Frangione Nancy Frangione ... Karana
Judy Landers ... Joanna
Richard Moll ... Yarat
Felix Silla ... Twiki
Mel Blanc ... Twiki (voice)
Jesse D. Goins ... Rambeau (as Jesse Goins)
Leonard Lightfoot Leonard Lightfoot ... Cirus
Jeff Harlan ... Mark
Cynthia Leake ... Elaine
Mitch Reta Mitch Reta ... Technician
Joe Taggart Joe Taggart ... Security Man (as Joseph Taggart)


Evil rock music impresario Lars Mangros puts hypnotic signals in the music done by his best-selling band Andromeda that incites young fans to riot and rebel against authority. Andromeda are going to perform their first big concert which will be broadcast on a global basis. It's up to Buck Rogers and Twiki to thwart Mangros' dastardly plot to warp the minds of the youth all over the universe during said concert. Written by Woodyanders

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Release Date:

21 February 1980 (USA) See more »

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Color | Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Andromeda's music was written by episode composer Johnny Harris. The opening song "Odyssey", was released in two parts as a dance single on the Sunshine Sound Disco label in 1980. The song would later be featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. See more »


When Buck kicks Yarat and sends him stumbling backward into the wall, the wall visibly flexes and bends under the impact. See more »

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I want to live for 500 years just to hear this band play
29 November 2014 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

If the episode "Space Rockers" holds true, in 500 years there's gonna be some groovalicious music in the cosmos. In this episode, Buck zooms out to "Music World", a space station run by sleazy record execs and populated by teenage kids (where the heck are their parents??), to investigate reports of strange riots occurring whenever there's a performance by the galaxy's hottest band: ANDROMEDA.

Yeah yeah, you've seen one Buck Rogers episode, you've seen em all. But what distinguishes this episode from the rest is the awesome music by Andromeda--or in real world terms: Johnny Harris, Scottish born musician/composer who has given us hits from the Diana Ross TV Special to Wonder Woman. This cat got groove.

In particular, the song highlighted here is entitled "Odyssey", a synthy disco hit that's recently been featured on the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Hearing that song & seeing it performed by spandex-wearing, space-age rockers playing instruments that look more like Christmas decorations than anything else is a total trip. If you have any appreciation at all for 70s funk, disco and old-school electronica, you must check out this episode for its sheer WTF factor.

The only real drawback of this episode is that the wonderful Wilma (Erin Gray) is only seen for a few seconds. But at least in those few seconds she's wearing her signature shiny spandex suit as only she can wear it. Homina homina.

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