Whiz Kids (1983–1984)

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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Richie Adler (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Todd Porter ...
 Hamilton Parker (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jeffrey Jacquet ...
 Jeremy Saldino (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Alice Tyler (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Melanie Gaffin ...
 Cheryl Adler (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Llewellen Farley, Jr. (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Lt. Neal Quinn (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
Madelyn Cain ...
 Irene Adler (14 episodes, 1983-1984)
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Richie, Ham, Jeremy and Alice are teenagers living outside Los Angeles. They are also computer hackers who worked as amateur detectives in their spare time. Llewellen Farley is a reporter who is a source for the kids and sometimes asks them for help on stories he is writing. Farley's brother-in-law is Lieutenant Quinn who also provides the kids with help. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Referenced in Simon & Simon: Fly the Alibi Skies (1983) See more »

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The music and the technology.
20 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The theme music for the series was Gioachino Rossini's La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)Overture.

I remember scenes of a floppy disc drive spinning up, the head loading and then doing a seek - all very tech and enjoyable.

I recall plot holes even though I was just post teenage at the time. Blowing up (zooming in) on a photograph to extract detail below pixel size gains was one.

It deserved repeating a few times but I felt that it was ignored as the powers that control TV programming seldom (at that time) understood that tech series had a following, as we have seen with the Star trek and Stargate spinoffs.


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