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Season 1, Episode 19
Olympiad title card
Air date February 7, 1980
Written by Craig Buck
Directed by Larry Stewart
Episode guide
Twiki is Missing
A Dream of Jennifer

"Olympiad" is the nineteenth episode of the 1st season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


Buck becomes involved in interplanetary politics while a guest at the interplanetary Olympics of 2492, when he is approached by Astrosled champion, Lara Tizian, whose lover, high jump athlete, Jorex Leet is being used as a political figure head by the ruler of his home planet, Lozeria. Lara and Jorex are seeking political asylum on Earth and asks Buck for his help. However, the Lozerian SaTrap is prepared to go to any lengths to keep Jorex under his heel – even murder!


Buck is invited to be a special guest at the 2492 Olympics. Shortly after arriving on Mykos, Buck is drawn into a "game" of political intrigue as Jorex Leet, an athlete from the planet Lozeria attempts to defect, with the aid of his lover, Astrosled champion, Lara Tizian, who approachs Buck for help . However, both Wilma and Buck are unaware that the Lozerian SaTrap has placed a molecular disharmonizer implant in Jorex's brain, capable of killing him at a moment's notice.




Episode Cast[]

  • Gil Gerard as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers
  • Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Elias Huer
  • Nicolas Coster as Allerick
  • Judith Chapman as Lara Teasian
  • Barney McFadden as Jorex Leet
  • Paul Mantee as Karl
  • Elgin Baylor as Olympian #1
  • Anthony Davis as Olympian #2
  • Thomas Henderson as Olympian #3
  • Carlos Palomino as Olympian #4
  • Jerry Quarry as Quarod
  • Bob Seagren as Rand Sorgon
  • Felix Silla as Twiki
  • Mel Blanc as Voice of Twiki
  • Paul Coufos as Zogan
  • John A. Zee as Satrap
  • William Conrad as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
  • Eric Server as Voice of Dr. Theopolis (uncredited)

Episode Crew[]

  • Directed by Larry Stewart
  • Written by Craig Buck
  • Produced by Jock Gaynor, Tim King, Bruce Lansbury, Glen A. Larson and David J. O'Connell
  • Music by J.J. Johnson
  • Cinematography by Frank Thackery
  • Film Editor - Leon Ortiz-Gil
  • Casting - Simon Ayer
  • Art Directors - Fred Luff, III and Bill Taliaferro
  • Set Decorator - Frank Lombardo
  • Costume Designer - Al Lehman

Production Management[]

  • Charles E. Walker - Unit Production Manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[]

  • Bob Bender - First Assistant Director
  • Kenneth D. Collins - Second Assistant Director

Art Department[]

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

Sound Department[]

  • William Tremellen - 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


  • Bruce Paul Barbour - Stunt Performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department[]

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

Costume and Wardrobe Department[]

  • Barry Downing - Costume Supervisor: Gil Gerard

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)

Transportation Department[]

  • Chris Haynes - Driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew[]

  • Rob Gilmer - Story Editor


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