Scorpion (2014–2018)
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Pilot 

Walter O'Brien and his team of super geniuses are assigned, by the government, to help land airplanes after the communication system shuts down.

Director:

Justin Lin

Writers:

Nick Santora (developed by), Nick Santora (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elyes Gabel ... Walter O'Brien
Katharine McPhee ... Paige Dineen
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Toby Curtis
Jadyn Wong ... Happy Quinn
Ari Stidham ... Sylvester Dodd
Robert Patrick ... Cabe Gallo
Riley B. Smith ... Ralph Dineen
Anthony Skordi ... Nemos
Alimi Ballard ... Co-Pilot
Patrick St. Esprit ... Captain James Pike (as Patrick St. Espirit)
Ernie Hudson ... Brooks
Daniel Zolghadri ... Young Walter O'Brien
Glenn Keogh ... Farmer / Walter's Father
Carla Toutz Carla Toutz ... Farmer Wife / Walter's Mother
Emily Robinson ... 14 Year Old Megan O'Brien
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Storyline

Scorpion follows an eccentric genius and his team of geniuses who operate as a think tank called upon by the federal government to fix seemingly unsolvable emergencies. The financially-strapped team is hired by the federal government to fix defective software at the Los Angeles airport (LAX) that has knocked out all communications. Written by Denny Conroy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The pajamas young Walter is wearing in the opening scene are the same pajamas Ralph is wearing in the ending scene. See more »

Goofs

Walter says that he can't forget what happened due to his "photographic memory". First of all, there is no such thing as a photographic memory; it has never been proved. Secondly, he doesn't even use the non-existent concept correctly: a photographic memory would only pertain to visual matters not memories of experiences which is known as episodic memory. See more »

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Devil In Me
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The show is a total joke.
12 October 2014 | by michael-822-859955See all my reviews

Basically, like the other reviewer said, none of this makes sense. The guy is some kind of super genius and what he does for living is fixing wifi. OK, fine, that's not completely impossible. A special agent has 2 hours to land 60 something planes and he comes to this particular dude. Why? This is a job for whoever set up the system update thing. By the way, yeah, a software update can totally take out a call centre for a full day. But no, there is no way in hell it will cause the sort of issue they are talking about. OK, fine, maybe somebody intentionally messed with the software which we don't know about, fine. But how can you have 24 hour backups that erase each other every 24 hours? And backups of WHAT, by the way. So let's go back to where the FBI agent comes to these guys and they agree to work for him. Why do they need to go anywhere? They already have all their tools and people, and they have no time, just do it remotely, what's your problem. As they get in the car and drive for a bit these "geniuses" realize - oh damn, we don't have to be there. I'm not a genius, and I'm not a superhacker, but that one was kind of obvious. So instead of driving back the guy goes, OK we need wifi with 0 % chance of going down. Why? Why in god's name do you need wifi for this? You really feel that the inconvenience of wired network connection is going to be a major issue here? What you really need is a good internet connection. Not necessarily a 100.0% reliable, just fast and working well at the moment. OK, fine. Next they go and do their thing and even get the hard drive. And by the way, no, this is not how data centres run. What they have one hard drive with no redundancy or fragmentation? Yeah, no. Then they have 2 of these super geniuses handle the hard drive. For some weird reason they have to bring it back with them. Because there is no internet in the data centre? Haha, right. OK, whatever. But then these two manage to destroy the hard drive on their way back by putting it next to a magnet. Well done. And then the part where the cute waitress mom is driving her car like it's her last day on earth. Just FYI, it's NOT helping you drive like crazy if all the street lights are turning green with no warning 1 second or less before you get to them. Hello, the other cars don't have the time to react. You are just basically running all red lights and hoping no one kills you. At that point I stopped watching. The show is a total joke.


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