RARA-AVIS: Re: Private Eyes who use gadgets

From: JIM DOHERTY (jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 14 Jun 2010

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    Re your question below:

    "Rarely do p.i. characters use Doc Savage-style gadgets. Any other examples besides Honey West on that TV show?"

    There was a short-lived TV series called SEARCH back in the '70's in which Hugh O'Brien, Tony Franciosa, and Doug McClure rotated as investigators for a huge, worldwide private security firm.

    Each investigator (called a "probe" rather than an "operative") had some kind of computer chip implanted in their brains that kept them in constant contact with a computerized dispatch center run by Burgess Meredith. Instant access to info and back-up. Plus the computer dispatchers could warn the probes of upcoming danger that they might not be able to discern using only human senses.

    A little far-out, and, according to IMDb, it didn't last long and has never been syndicated.



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