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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[Answering her boss' phone]
Michelle: Austin James, master of time and space!
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Followed by Probe: Computer Logic (1988) See more »

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Fun, smart show
27 June 2004 | by courser-1See all my reviews

I've read the previous comments and agree with them. This was one of the best shows of it's era. I believe it was aired as a summer replacement. I was always under the impression that the network dumped it even before it aired, broadcasting the 7 already-produced episodes as summer filler. I think I was one of about 12 people who saw it, because I've never heard from it again. What a shame. I never thought of comparing it to the X-files, but I suppose that works. Probe was a much, much lighter show, though. Nowhere near as dark.

While it might be a bit dated now, I would still love to see the Sci-Fi channel pick this up and air it.

Austin James was extremely quirky, living in a warehouse, sleeping in a cupboard (this, way before Harry Potter) and solving crimes and debunking stuff along the way. His secretary, Michelle, brought out his rarely seen human side and provided a foil for his odd sense of humor.

Like most anything that requires more than six brain cells to appreciate, the networks dropped this like a hot rock. If it does ever make an appearance, though, give it a chance. It was well-written, well-acted and thoroughly enjoyable to watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un cient√≠fico 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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