04:10:34 PM Jun 19th 2013
The article is too negative about the implausibility, it is fiction after all.
01:15:12 PM Apr 30th 2012
Missing example: Doctor Rudy Wells from The Six Million Dollar Man. In the pilot he was originally Steve Austin's personal physician, but he was then recast as a world-class expert on whatever they needed a scientist for in each new episode.
10:42:53 AM Jul 4th 2010
proposed quote to add. It's from a video about global warming on youtube by a guy named Potholer54: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZzwRwFDXw0&feature=related he's talking about the scientist, Brains, from Thunderbird. "Brains may have been an expert in every aspect of science, but his ass was made of plastic. Real life scientists ARENíT experts in everything; they have to specialize."