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An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Parker Stevenson ...  Austin James 7 episodes, 1988
Ashley Crow ...  Michelle Castle 7 episodes, 1988
Jon Cypher ...  Howard Millhouse 2 episodes, 1988
Clive Revill ...  Graham McKinley 2 episodes, 1988
Carol Weston Carol Weston ...  Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 1988
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Storyline

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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Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un científico asombroso See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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MCA Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[entering a morgue]
Michelle: In a minute, I'm going to be sick.
Austin: It's all in your head.
Michelle: In a minute it'll be all over the floor.
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Connections

Followed by Probe: Computer Logic (1988) See more »

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This series demonstrates the mindlessness of the average TV viewer...
13 June 2005 | by lancer525See all my reviews

By proving that the average TV viewer isn't smart enough to get a show like this. This, and other shows like it that depend on sheer intellectual ability, sharp thinking, and complexity never survive on American television. This series proves that. Asimov was an absolute Genius, and almost all of his products were light-years above the quality necessary for commercial success. No flash, no high-tech machine or vehicle, no stupid gimmicks, no buffoonery, no T & A, and nothing but sheer brain candy. You have to be smart to get a show like this.

What a shame that programs which require audiences to be intelligent never make it. Asimov created a series that had nothing more than a smart main character, who used his wits and abilities to move through the world. The series itself only lasted for seven episodes.


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