- Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
- Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
- Pamela Hensley as Princess Ardala
- Kelley Miles as Chandar
- Donald Petrie as Kodus
- Sid Haig as Spirot
- Michael Ansara as Kane
- Julie Newmar as Zarina
- Vera Miles as Tora
- Sam Jaffe as The Keeper
- Felix Silla as Twiki
- Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
- Tony Carroll as Pantherman
- Brent Davis as Goneril
- Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis
- Larry Ward as First Council Member
- Don Maxwell as Draconian Soldier
- Gary Adler as First Security Guard
- William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
- Kelli Lessie as Council Member (uncredited)
- Wesley Pfenning as Elana (uncredited)
|Flight of the War Witch
|Season 1, Episodes 23 & 24
|March 27, 1980
Buck's Duel to the Death
Time of the Hawk
"Flight of the War Witch" is the twenty-third and twenty-fourth episodes of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
William "Buck" Rogers enters a space warp that sends him into an alternate universe where he encounters the planet Pendar, a peaceful world under attack by a "war witch" named Zarina. Matters become further complicated with the arrival of Princess Ardala on the Draconia, who has brought along Wilma and Dr. Elias Huer during a temporary truce between her world and Earth. Buck enlists the aid of both Earth and Draconian forces to save Pendar from the attack of a huge Zaad battlecruiser.
Buck journeys through a space warp to another universe. There he discovers the planet Pendar, a peaceful world now threatened with the extinction by the sinister war witch, Zarina (Newmar). The Pendarans enlist the help of both Buck and Princess Ardala. The Draconians have followed Buck through the warp with Wilma and Dr. Huer aboard the Draconia. An unsteady alliance between the terrans and Draconians is formed as Buck prepares to lead a combined fleet of Starfighters and Marauders against the giant Zaad battlecruiser.
- Originally aired as a 120-minute episode, but has been formatted as two 60-minute episodes in most subsequent re-airings for scheduling reasons. While many guides list it as a two-parter, its initial airing and release on DVD as one double-length episode should make this the official recognition.
- Michael Ansara is known to Star Trek fans as the Klingon warrior Kang from the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Day of the Dove". Ansara would later go on to reprise the role of Kang in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Blood Oath" and the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback".
- Julie Newmar is known to Batman fans as Catwoman from the 1960s TV series of the same title.
*Directed by Larry Stewart
*Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager
*Frank Crawford - First Assistant Director
*Jerry Allen - Model Builder
*Earl Crain Jr. - Sound
*Chuck Arrigo - Special Effects Coordinator (uncredited)
*Peter Anderson - Visual Effects Supervisor: Universal Hartland
*Gary Armstrong - Assistant Camera
*Barry Downing - Costume Supervisor: Gil Gerard
*Glen A. Larson - Composer: Theme Music
*Rob Gilmer - Story Editor
- Flight of the War Witch at IMDb
- Flight of the War Witch, Part I at NBC.com
- Flight of the War Witch, Part II at NBC.com