Ardala Returns

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Ardala Returns
Season 1, Episode 17
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Air date January 24, 1980
Written by Chris Bunch
Allan Cole
Directed by Larry Stewart
Episode guide
A Blast for Buck
Twiki is Missing

"Ardala Returns" is the seventeenth episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


Princess Ardala makes yet another attempt to capture the heart of Buck, and contrives to take over Earth as well. To capture Buck, he is misled into believing he has found a 20th century spaceship. But the ship is a fake and he is caught by Kane, who creates several duplicates of Buck in another scheme to conquer Earth.


The Draconian princess returns with another plan to snare the man from the 20th century. This time, she captures Buck by luring him aboard a phony 20th-century-type spacecraft. Once aboard the Draconia, Kane uses "Lab 23" to create four duplicates of Buck...another attempt to rule the Earth.




  • Directed by Larry Stewart
  • Written by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Medora Heilbron, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson, David J. O'Connell and David G. Phinney
  • Music by Johnny Harris
  • Cinematography by Ben Colman
  • Film Editor - Howard B. Anderson
  • Casting - Simon Ayer
  • Art Directors - Hub Braden and Fred Luff, III
  • Set Decorator - Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

  • Bob Bender - First Assistant Director
  • Gerald T. Olson - Second Assistant Director

  • Jerry Allen - Model Builder
  • Ted Wilson - Carpenter (uncredited)

  • Earl Crain, Jr. - Sound
  • Dick Wahrman - Sound Effects Editor

  • Chuck Arrigo - Special Effects Coordinator (uncredited)

  • Peter Anderson - Visual Effects Supervisor: Universal Hartland
  • David M. Garber - Miniature Effects
  • Wayne Smith - Miniature Effects

  • Larry Holt - Stunts (uncredited)

  • Gary Armstrong - Assistant Camera
  • Kenneth Hale - First Assistant Camera

  • Barry Downing - Costume Supervisor: Gil Gerard

  • Glen A. Larson - Composer: Theme Music
  • Herbert D. Woods - Music Editor
  • Johnny Harris - Composer: Theme Music (uncredited)
  • Stu Phillips - Composer: Theme Music (uncredited)

  • Rob Gilmer - Story Editor

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