Mickey: "What the hell kind of place is this?"Probe
was a short-lived television series that aired on ABC
Television in 1988. Co-created by famed sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov
, 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 Sherlock Holmes
. As expected, the show featured heavy doses of scientific knowledge and logical reasoning, and may have contributed to the series' demise
The show originally premiered as a two-hour pilot, with six one-hour episodes afterward, before a writer's strike came along and ended the series.
Not to be confused with direct-to-video Doctor Who
Probe featured the following tropes: