An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries.
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 Austin James (7 episodes, 1988)
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 Michelle Castle (7 episodes, 1988)
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 Howard Millhouse (6 episodes, 1988)
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 Graham McKinley (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Secretary / ... (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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Victim of the Writers' Strike
17 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I remember this show fondly... it's one of my all-time favourites. I still have the entire series on Beta (recorded off-air during a bad thunderstorm, but what can you do?) I agree with the other posters about it probably being "too smart" to be successful, but I think it was further harmed by the writers' strike that year. The network kept repeating the only 7 episodes (I assume) because there was nothing else in the can. By the time the dispute was resolved, the damage of endless repeats had been done. Too bad. I was in high school when the series debuted, and I loved the fact that the show made me look things up. It really made me want to understand the topics being featured. (And it was a lot harder to look things up back then... no internet!)


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