A scientist enhances an orangutan's intelligence to near-human levels, and asks Austin to inspect her research. However, a woman is murdered and Austin is left to determine if the "MAPE" is capable ...
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
You're not on drugs or anything, are you?
I have fragmented REM cycles. I'm slightly schizophrenic.
Is that why you sleep in a tool cabinet?
Sensory deprivation tank. Helps me dream.
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A literate, humorous, and intelligent series about a Tom Swift character (actually Rick Brant for those who recall) who solves crimes through scientific inquiry. Although Isaac Asimov was listed as the creator, the guiding light to this series was Michael Wagner, an Emmy winning writer (Hill Street Blues) whose wry humor and scientific curiosity was evident in the main character played by Parker Stevenson. Stevenson has commented that he based his characterization on Michael Wagner. Of course, placed opposite The Cosby Show, an intelligent outing like this had no chance in the ratings.
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