An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries.
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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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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: You're not on drugs or anything, are you?
Austin: I have fragmented REM cycles. I'm slightly schizophrenic.
Michelle: Is that why you sleep in a tool cabinet?
Austin: Sensory deprivation tank. Helps me dream.
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Followed by Probe: Computer Logic (1988) See more »

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Overlooked and underrated
6 November 2001 | by tsmiljanSee all my reviews

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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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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Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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