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Season 1, Episode 19
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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.




  • 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

  • Charles E. Walker - Unit Production Manager

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

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

  • William Tremellen - 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

  • Bruce Paul Barbour - Stunt Performer (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)

  • Chris Haynes - Driver (uncredited)

  • Rob Gilmer - Story Editor

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