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Dr. Nobel 

After Fargo triggers a device from the Cold War era, the race is on to shut it off before it starts a world war, but the only solution may lie in the depths of a demented scientist's mind.


Jeff Woolnough


Andrew Cosby (creator), Jaime Paglia (creator) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Ferguson ... Jack Carter
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Allison Blake
Joe Morton ... Henry Deacon
Jordan Hinson ... Zoe Carter
Ed Quinn ... Nathan Stark
Erica Cerra ... Jo Lupo
Neil Grayston ... Douglas Fargo
Antony Holland Antony Holland ... Dr. Irvin Thatcher
Chris Gauthier ... Vincent
Donna White Donna White ... Eugenia
Shayn Solberg Shayn Solberg ... Spencer Martin
Colin Foo ... Scientist Teaching Zoe #1
John Burnside John Burnside ... Scientist Teaching Zoe #2
Mark Burgess Mark Burgess ... Man Getting Ticket
Jocelyne Loewen ... Doris Stokes


After Fargo triggers a device from the Cold War era, the race is on to shut it off before it starts a world war, but the only solution may lie in the depths of a demented scientist's mind.

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Dr. Thatcher, the scientist charged with weaponizing the Moon during the NASA Moon landings, is revealed to be a former member of a partisan organization known as M.A.D.: Mutually Assured Destruction. This designation, coupled with the fact that he seems to have lost his grip on reality in his old age, makes him - quite literally - a "M.A.D. scientist." See more »


During the mock Nobel Prize ceremony, Ed Quinn says ".. a man whom the Nobel committee and the Norwegian parliament selected for this year's award of Nobel Prize..." which seems to be incorrect, as it is Swedish-selected groups (which are separate from the Swedish parliament) that decide the winner for the Nobel prizes in most fields. However, the Peace Prize winner is determined by a group selected by the Norwegian parliament. It is stated that Dr. Thatcher lost out to Linus Pauling, who did indeed win the 1962 Peace Prize. See more »


Zoe Carter: You know, it sometimes sucks when your dad's the town smokie.
Marshall Jack Carter: Yeah, well, it sometimes sucks when your daugther's the town delinquent.
[Zoe glares]
Marshall Jack Carter: Okay, I take it back.
Zoe Carter: Thank you.
Marshall Jack Carter: It always sucks.
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Eve of Destruction
Written by P.F. Sloan (uncredited)
Performed by Novillero
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Fargo activates a doomsday machine
21 November 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

As this episode opens Fargo is shown to his new office... which turns out to be four levels down and appears to have been untouched in decades. As he and a couple of others clear the accumulated junk they discover an old work station and a pair of keys that look as if they could be used to turn it on. As they turn the keys a message states that the weapon system will deploy in twenty four hours! There doesn't appear to be any way of deactivating it. The only hope is finding the machines inventor; unfortunately he hasn't been entirely in control of his faculties since being overlooked for the Nobel Prize.

This episode was a lot of fun. It started well with Fargo keen to get to his new office before finding it is such a dump then the naivety as he and his friend activate the device... I doubt anybody watching didn't think it would be a weapon system but the genius as Global Dynamics, makers of cutting edge weapons, doesn't consider it! Further entertainment is provided by the sheriff being the only person to use the term 'death-ray' while the scientists hide behind technological terms. As well as humour and a degree of tension there are some touching moments involving the aged scientist and the woman he loved. Overall another quality episode.

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