It was a show that began as a mid-season replacement. Meant to be a smart-man's Macgyver, the series was created by noted sci-fi writer, Isaac Asimov and TV detective writer Michael Wagner. The series told the tale of eccentric genius, Austin James (played by Parker Stevenson) - a graduate of MIT, Nobel Prize winner - who started his own Fortune 500 company and seemingly is the smartest man in the world!
Austin no longer works for the company he formed and instead, works out of a dark warehouse he lovingly calls his Batcave!
Teamed with his blonde assistant, Mickey Castle (played by Ashley Crow), Austin uses his brain, not his might, to solve crimes. The series began as a movie in March 1988. Austin and Mickey's cases were written ahead of their time, as many were soon like-covered on the TV hit "The X-Files". Had the series been able to stick around a little longer, fandom for that type of genre was just about to unfold.
But, needless to say, the wonderful Probe program folded after only 6 episodes and the TV movie, and after a two-month run (March-April), Probe was finished, except for a summer run of repeats.
But surprisingly enough, the series was still able to find a small cult following, that seems to only keep growing to this day, thanks to the use of internet.
So this site is set up to honor Probe's start in March 1988 and to continue it's fandom support 17 years after the series ended.