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:

Um Cientista Genial See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

John Blaine: You don't care about people, Austin. You don't see the suffering, the injustices. You sit in that warehouse like a spoiled god, while the world hurts.
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Connections

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

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Victim of the Writers' Strike
17 August 2007 | by unityco-1See 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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