Bloodhound Lt. Gerard needs a computer blood transfusion when he is drained of his total knowledge of the fugitive. The brand-new 1966 state-of-the-art computer can establish Kimble's flight pattern. Well-connected researcher Dr. Ryder has his own heavy motive for punch-card programming as an m.o. to hunt down Dr. Kimble, because he wrongly believes the fugitive misappropriated his nifty sports-car for a hit & run. Written by
[Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble, who has been working as a chauffeur, drive off when he sees the police approaching]
If you are Richard Kimble, you lead a complicated life. However, certain decisions are simple - when the police start getting involved, you don't wait around to see what happens.
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"The 2130" is an interesting episode that tends to sell a very antiquated idea of computers. Long ago, some folks thought they'd be able to take super-complicated things and boil them down to simple computer programs. In other words, using the rather limited computers of the day, they actually thought you might be able to predict human behavior! In "The 2130", a professor (Melvyn Douglas) tells Inspector Girard that he thinks he can predict Richard Kimble's future whereabouts based on what information they have of his movements since he became a fugitive.
So why does this man help Girard? Well, his daughter struck someone in her car and he thinks Kimble did it. And, if he's involved in hit and runs, he obviously is still a bad man and needs to be caught.
Overall, interesting and unusual but computer folks of today (with MUCH more powerful computers) will laugh at how easy they can program an old computer to out-think Kimble!
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