Cosmic Whiz Kid

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Cosmic Whiz Kid
Season 1, Episode 11
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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.


  • Coming Soon


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.




  • 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

  • Harker Wade - Unit Production Manager

  • Frank Crawford - 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

  • Whitey Hughes - Stunts (uncredited)

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

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

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

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