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The Big Thinker 

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A powerful computer used to target incoming missiles continually breaks down. When one of scientists who developed the machine is found dead inside it, Steed and Cathy are asked to investigate.

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Kim Mills

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Martin Woodhouse (teleplay)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Honor Blackman ... Catherine Gale
Anthony Booth ... Dr. Kearns
Walter Hudd ... Dr. Clemens
David Garth ... Dr. Farrow
Tenniel Evans ... Dr. Hurst
Allan McClelland Allan McClelland ... Broster
Penelope Lee Penelope Lee ... Clarissa
Marina Martin Marina Martin ... Janet
Ray Browne Ray Browne ... Blakelock
Clive Baxter Clive Baxter ... Nino
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A powerful computer used to target incoming missiles continually breaks down. When one of scientists who developed the machine is found dead inside it, Steed and Cathy are asked to investigate.

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Dr. James Kearns: [having been knocked to the ground by Cathy] Ah, that was dead stupid of me, wasn't it? If I had known I was dealing with an expert, I'd have clunked you with a spanner!
Catherine Gale: What are you doing here?
Dr. James Kearns: [gets up] Well, I just came to see if old man Clemens had found out anything before they killed him.
Catherine Gale: How'd you get in?
Dr. James Kearns: Ah, well you see, that was dead clever of me: I never left.
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The Big Thinker
13 May 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Cathy Gale takes the lead here. She poses as an anthropologist who learning about a new British supercomputer called Plato. However one of the scientists on the project is killed. There is concern about the loud cocky project leader Dr James Kearns (Anthony Booth) who likes to play poker too much with shady types and makes himself vulnerable to malign influences.

Cathy Gale accompanies Kearns as he mounts up loses in his poker games. She also discovers that another scientist is killed and then both her and Kearns are locked with the temperature getting colder and colder.

Steed does show up with his handy umbrella for one important scene but this Gayle who once again shows off her martial arts skill.

It is a bit of a mystery thriller, a case of who is the saboteur. The scene where they are supposedly freezing to death did not have the most convincing acting.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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