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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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

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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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[in his workshop/laboratory]
Austin: Why do men blink three times every ten seconds, and women only twice? What part of the brain is the soul located in? What was the blood-clotting mechanism of a tyranosaurus? Nobody knows. But the answers are here. And I'm going to find them. That's what kind of place this is. It's the universe!
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Followed by Probe: Computer Logic (1988) See more »

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Cancellation
3 May 2009 | by sombruneSee 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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