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Cosmic Whiz Kid
Season 1, Episode 11
Cosmic Wiz Kid title card
Air date November 15, 1979
Teleplay by Alan Brennert
Story by Anne Collins
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Episode guide
Planet of the Amazon Women
Escape from Wedded Bliss

"Cosmic Whiz Kid" is the eleventh episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


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Buck isn't the only 20th century human to survive into the future: a small boy named Hieronymus Fox is a genius from Buck's time. The 11-year-old child's brilliance makes him the popular ruler of the planet Genesia, until he is kidnapped by Roderick Zale and is threatened with death unless his planet pays a heavy ransom - a huge sum that Genesia cannot hope to raise. Fox's bodyguard, Lt. Dia Cyrton, having escaped capture, enlists the aid of Buck and Wilma to save her planet's valued leader, whose inhabitants cannot do without.




Episode Cast[]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • Gary Coleman as Hieronymous Fox
  • Ray Walston as Roderick Zale
  • Melody Rogers as Lt. Dia Cyrton
  • Albert Popwell as Koren
  • Earl Boen as Selmar
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Lester Fletcher as M.D. Toman
  • Tobar Mayo as Guard
  • Tony Epper as Drunk
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
  • Teleplay by Alan Brennert
  • Story by Anne Collins
  • 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 - Leon Ortiz-Gil
  • Casting - Phil Benjamin
  • Art Directors - Bill Camden and Fred Luff, III
  • Set Decorator - Joanne MacDougall
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management[]

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Frank Crawford - First Assistant Director
  • Gerald T. Olson - Second Assistant Director

Art Department[]

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

Sound Department[]

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

Special Effects[]

  • Chuck Arrigo - Special Effects Coordinator (uncredited)

Visual Effects[]

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


  • Whitey Hughes - Stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department[]

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

Music Department[]

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

Additional Crew[]

  • Alan Brennert - Story Editor
  • Anne Collins - Story Consultant


External links[]

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Season 1
Awakening I Planet of the Slave Girls I Vegas in Space I The Plot to Kill a City, Part I I The Plot to Kill a City, Part II I Return of the Fighting 69th I Unchained Woman I Planet of the Amazon Women I Cosmic Whiz Kid I Escape from Wedded Bliss I Cruise Ship to the Stars I Space Vampire I Happy Birthday, Buck I A Blast for Buck I Ardala Returns I Twiki is Missing I Olympiad I A Dream of Jennifer I Space Rockers I Buck's Duel to the Death I Flight of the War Witch