An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries.
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 Howard Millhouse 2 episodes, 1988
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Austin James, an eccentric scientific prodigy, and his somewhat scatterbrained secretary, Michelle Castle, investigate a variety of murders, all with a scientific basis, whether it be a locked-room mystery in a nuclear reactor, or homicides committed with holograms. Written by <scrow@chop.isca.uiowa.edu>

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Michelle: What kind of human being are you?
Austin: When I was eight years old, I took off all my clothes and painted myself blue. Then I climbed up on the roof of a house, I placed both thumbs on the base of a lightning rod, and faced the electromagnetic north pole. Why? Why did I do that?
Michelle: How should I know?
Austin: Well, when you figure it out, then you'll know what kind of human being I am.
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Followed by Probe: Computer Logic (1988) See more »

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Another No See?
12 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

Probe was one of the best shows of 1988. It was intelligent, well-written TV, with a mildly misanthropic main character and a lot of quirky performances. Naturally, it got cancelled despite the combined creative talents of William Levinson (Columbo) and Isaac Asimov. Lots of shy, subtle humor and in-jokes. Catch it if you can.


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