History Series / Probe

27th Apr '17 6:23:53 PM Kalaong
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* GeniusCripple: John Blane, Austin's only friend and creator of Crosswire.

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* GeniusCripple: John Blane, Austin's only friend and creator of Crosswire.Crossover.



* InstantAIJustAddWater: The pilot episode, "Computer Logic", had a classic "newly-sentient computer goes on rampage" episode that ended with Austin demolishing said machine with a fire axe while shouting [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey "Sing 'Daisy'!"]]

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* InstantAIJustAddWater: The pilot episode, "Computer Logic", had a classic "newly-sentient computer goes on rampage" episode that ended with Austin demolishing said machine with a fire axe sledgehammer while shouting [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey "Sing 'Daisy'!"]]



-->'''Austin James''': There once was a poet named Gunderson, whose rhymes were exceedingly cumbersome. With each botched refrain, his complaint was the same, Blah, blah... blah, blah... blah, blah, blah! You have ten seconds to give me the last line to get in. Otherwise, go away.\\
'''Michelle Castle''': [[spoiler:...How do I get into these situations?]]\\
''(door opens)''\\
'''Austin James''': How did you get in here?\\
'''Michelle Castle''': Me? I... uh, I finished the limerick at the door...\\
'''Austin James''': That's impossible! Nobody can finish it. It's too idiosyncratic. It doesn't even rhyme! I made it to keep people out!



* SmartPeoplePlayChess: One of Austin's childhood photos shown in the title sequence depicts him taking part in a chess competition against several much older players.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: One of Austin's childhood photos shown in the title sequence depicts him taking part in a chess competition against several much older players. ''At the same time.''
26th Jan '17 1:52:33 AM PaulA
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* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Played with in the pilot episode. The door of Austin's private workspace is secured by an electronic lock which issues a challenge that appears to be testing the visitor's intelligence but is actually designed to be impossible to solve; although there is a response that will unlock the door, its exact form can't be arrived at by logic or any other systematic process. [[spoiler:Mickey gets through by sheer luck; confronted with a puzzle she barely understands and has no idea how to solve, she mutters a dejected remark--which happens to be the required pass phrase.]]
3rd Jan '17 6:06:05 AM PaulA
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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: One of Austin's childhood photos shown in the title sequence depicts him taking part in a chess competition against several much older players.
3rd Jan '17 6:02:39 AM PaulA
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21st Jul '16 11:58:10 PM PaulA
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''Probe'' was a short-lived television series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} Television in 1988. Co-created by famed sci-fi writer Creator/IsaacAsimov, it starred Parker Stevenson as Austin James, a misanthropic genius who ran his own high-tech consulting firm. With the help of his wide-eyed secretary Mickey Castle (Ashley Crow), Austin would use his scientific expertise to solve baffling crimes as a modern-day version of SherlockHolmes. As expected, the show featured heavy doses of scientific knowledge and logical reasoning, and may have contributed to the series' demise.

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''Probe'' was a short-lived television series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} Television in 1988. Co-created by famed sci-fi writer Creator/IsaacAsimov, it starred Parker Stevenson as Austin James, a misanthropic genius who ran his own high-tech consulting firm. With the help of his wide-eyed secretary Mickey Castle (Ashley Crow), Austin would use his scientific expertise to solve baffling crimes as a modern-day version of SherlockHolmes.Franchise/SherlockHolmes. As expected, the show featured heavy doses of scientific knowledge and logical reasoning, and may have contributed to the series' demise.



* FramingTheGuiltyParty: A category 3, by an ''orangutan:'' An extremely smart orangutan that has been taught to communicate via sign language, and educated itself by watching TV. When it kills someone, it plants evidence that points to itself as the guilty party, because in the TV shows it watched, the obvious suspect that everyone thinks did it at first, is always found innocent.

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: A category 3, by an ''orangutan:'' An ''orangutan'' -- an extremely smart orangutan that has been taught to communicate via sign language, and educated itself by watching TV. When it kills someone, it plants evidence that points to itself as the guilty party, because in the TV shows it watched, the obvious suspect that everyone thinks did it at first, is always found innocent.



-->'''Villain:''' "Who is this?!"
-->'''Mickey:''' "Probe Control."
-->'''Villain:''' "How did you find me?"
-->'''Mickey:''' "We have our ways."

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-->'''Villain:''' "Who Who is this?!"
-->'''Mickey:''' "Probe
this?!\\
'''Mickey:''' Probe
Control."
-->'''Villain:''' "How
\\
'''Villain:''' How
did you find me?"
-->'''Mickey:''' "We
me?\\
'''Mickey:''' We
have our ways."



* InstantAIJustAddWater: The pilot episode, "Computer Logic," had a classic "newly-sentient computer goes on rampage" episode that ended with Austin demolishing said machine with a fire axe while shouting [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey "Sing 'Daisy'!"]]

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* InstantAIJustAddWater: The pilot episode, "Computer Logic," Logic", had a classic "newly-sentient computer goes on rampage" episode that ended with Austin demolishing said machine with a fire axe while shouting [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey "Sing 'Daisy'!"]]



* TheWatson: Mickey's true role in the narrative. She asks questions. More questions than {{Hamlet}}.

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* TheWatson: Mickey's true role in the narrative. She asks questions. More questions than {{Hamlet}}.Theatre/{{Hamlet}}.
24th Apr '16 1:08:11 PM eroock
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* SpyCam: Austin had various surveillance bugs concealed on his person, including a camera on one of his shirt buttons.
28th Mar '16 1:27:57 AM SublightMonster
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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: A category 3, by an ''orangutan:'' An extremely smart gorilla that has been taught to communicate via sign language, and educated itself by watching TV. When it kills someone, it plants evidence that points to itself as the guilty party, because in the TV shows it watched, the obvious suspect that everyone thinks did it at first, is always found innocent.

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: A category 3, by an ''orangutan:'' An extremely smart gorilla orangutan that has been taught to communicate via sign language, and educated itself by watching TV. When it kills someone, it plants evidence that points to itself as the guilty party, because in the TV shows it watched, the obvious suspect that everyone thinks did it at first, is always found innocent.
28th Mar '16 1:26:42 AM SublightMonster
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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: A category 3, by a ''gorilla:'' An extremely smart gorilla that has been taught to communicate via sign language, and educated itself by watching TV. When it kills someone, it plants evidence that points to itself as the guilty party, because in the TV shows it watched, the obvious suspect that everyone thinks did it at first, is always found innocent.

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: A category 3, by a ''gorilla:'' an ''orangutan:'' An extremely smart gorilla that has been taught to communicate via sign language, and educated itself by watching TV. When it kills someone, it plants evidence that points to itself as the guilty party, because in the TV shows it watched, the obvious suspect that everyone thinks did it at first, is always found innocent.
15th Jan '16 3:07:27 PM Anddrix
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''Probe'' was a short-lived television series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} Television in 1988. Co-created by famed sci-fi writer Creator/IsaacAsimov, it starred Parker Stevenson as Austin James, a misanthropic genius who ran his own high-tech consulting firm. With the help of his wide-eyed secretary Mickey Castle (Ashley Crow), Austin would use his scientific expertise to solve baffling crimes as a modern-day version of SherlockHolmes. As expected, the show featured heavy doses of scientific knowledge and logical reasoning, and [[ViewersAreMorons may have contributed to the series' demise]].

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''Probe'' was a short-lived television series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} Television in 1988. Co-created by famed sci-fi writer Creator/IsaacAsimov, it starred Parker Stevenson as Austin James, a misanthropic genius who ran his own high-tech consulting firm. With the help of his wide-eyed secretary Mickey Castle (Ashley Crow), Austin would use his scientific expertise to solve baffling crimes as a modern-day version of SherlockHolmes. As expected, the show featured heavy doses of scientific knowledge and logical reasoning, and [[ViewersAreMorons may have contributed to the series' demise]].
demise.
16th Sep '13 11:42:08 PM rjung
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->'''Mickey:''' "What the hell kind of place is this?"



* CloudCuckoolander: Austin comes across like this fairly frequently.



* EightiesHair: Both leads have this going on. Austin's designer mullet and Mickey's post drier frizz with bangs.

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* EightiesHair: Both leads have this going on. Austin's designer mullet and Mickey's post drier post-dryer frizz with bangs.


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* TheGadfly: One of Austin's ways of amusing himself, such as tricking Mickey into believing that he had a lie-detecting plant.
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