An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries.
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 Howard Millhouse 2 episodes, 1988
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 Graham McKinley 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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[referring to a computer]
Michelle: I don't know what to say to it.
Austin: Insult it, threaten it. Pretend you're talking to me.
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Followed by Probe: Computer Logic (1988) See more »

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Cancellation
3 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

As I recall, the show was canceled during the writer's strike of 1988. I don't believe the cancellation had anything to do with the quality of the show, it was just too new for the network to take a chance on, it's the same thing they do today. I just wish they'd release it on DVD.

It was very much ahead of its time, the scientific approach just wasn't that interesting to people at that time, I think. It will always be one of my most favorite shows, and perhaps someday I'll get to watch it again.

Wow, I can't believe I'm being forced to write more just to post this flippin opinion! I never thought anyone would want 10 lines of my kind of BS, but hey, who am I to complain?

wistful in Los Angeles


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