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Probe (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  21 February 1972 (USA)
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Pilot for sci-fi detective series "Search." Hugh O'Brian as Lockwood, a high-tech private eye, was outfitted with two electronic implants (one to hear what was said at HQ and a dental ... See full summary »

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Pilot for sci-fi detective series "Search." Hugh O'Brian as Lockwood, a high-tech private eye, was outfitted with two electronic implants (one to hear what was said at HQ and a dental contact he could bite to communicate with HQ--one bite for yes and two bites for no) and a button-sized "scanner" that combined a micro-miniaturized television camera that could also see in infrared spectrum, microphone, medical sensors, and transmitter, putting him in constant contact with a room full of experts monitoring his actions and vital signs and supplying him with encyclopedic information. Burgess Meredith as Cameron, Lockwood's "head kibitzer." Story involves missing diamonds. Series plots tended to be "missing object(s) or person(s)"-type detective stories, rather than murder "whodunits" or "howcatchems." Written by James H. H. Lampert <jamesl@hb.quik.com>

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The flight that Lockwood and Streeter take at the beginning of the film changes from a 707 to a 747 apparently in mid-flight. See more »

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A very well done sci-fi/suspense offering
13 August 2001 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

Probe, later to become the TV series "SEARCH" (72-73 on NBC) was an attempt to cash in on the publics fascination with high tech from the space program. The movie had all the pieces of a fun romp: sci-fi with the hight tech scanners and communications, intrigue with the search for the NAZI theft of the French "Entourage" diamond collection, and locations spanning from Innsbrook Austria, the Gulf coast, and New York City, though I think all of the filming was done in southern CA with the Angeles National Forest doubling as the Austrian mountains and forests. The movie was well written, acted (it was great having older, more cerebral actors on the show) and produced, and the show started out that way until I think they ran out of ideas. Having three different agents (Hugh O'Brien, Tony Franciosa, and Doug McClure) was a mistake I think as it did not allow a fan following to develop for one main character. It would be great to do the series today, but I think there would be too much of a temptation to put young pretty boys instead of older more competant (and believable) actors in the agent roles.


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