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Hugh O’Brian, Doug McClure and Tony Franciosa rotate leads as hi-tech operatives for World Securities Corporation, missions electronically monitored by V.C.R. Cameron (Burgess Meredith).

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Synopsis
Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure and Tony Franciosa rotate leads as elite high tech espionage operatives for Probe Division of World Securities Corporation in this spy-sensational SF-flavored actioner from Leslie Stevens (creator, The Outer Limits) and Robert Justman (Producer and one of the guiding lights of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation). Each agent, dubbed a "Probe", is wired for worldwide surveillance thanks to a Scanner (miniature video camera) and dental/ear implant. Tracking their telemetry and giving real-time mission advice is a team of specialists at Probe Control directed by the brilliant, irascible V.C.R. Cameron (Burgess Meredith). O'Brian plays Lockwood, Probe One, an ex-astronaut. McClure plays CR Grover, Standby Probe, brilliant beachcomber goofball. Franciosa plays Nick Bianco, Omega Probe, a street savvy ex-NYC cop tasked with organized crime capers. The Probes hunt stolen moon rocks, missing agents, a deadly Probe defector and more alongside special guest luminaries like Stefanie Powers, Bill Bixby, Mary Ann Mobley, Sebastian Cabot, Barbara Feldon, Mel Ferrer and Joanna Cameron. Three very different agents, one very out-of-this-world show.

6-Disc, 23-Episode Complete Series Collection.

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Search: The Complete Series
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Action-packed (11)
  • Entertaining (11)
  • Engaging (9)
  • Classic style (8)
  • Funny (6)

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    • Entertainment (10)
    • Everyone (4)
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    5.0

    Your

    By Tony S. Clifton

    from Hollywood, CA

    About Me Audiophile, Collector, Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Action-packed
    • Classic
    • Engaging
    • Entertaining
    • Funny

    Cons

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      • Entertainment
      • Everyone

      Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

      This show was WAY ahead of its time! When I saw them triangulate a Probe agent's location using satellite technology, I realized I was glimpsing the past's version of what the future would be like. It was the early 70's version of GPS!! I loved this show as a kid but couldn't manage to watch it every night it was on. I bought the set for a friend too and he's excited to see it. I screen the episodes for friends every Saturday night and now they're hooked too! Thank you for releasing this show! I've been looking for it for decades and it did NOT disappoint!

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      4.0

      Excellent and long-overdue

      By JHHL

      from Fountain Valley, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Action-packed
      • Classic
      • Engaging
      • Entertaining
      • Funny

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          Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

          Search was very much ahead of its time: a near-future science fiction detective series (with Star Trek veteran Bob Justman among its producers) about an elite international detective agency whose agents are constantly monitored and supported by a room full of specialists patterned after NASA Mission Control. It lasted barely a full season back in 1972 and 1973, and except for occasional airings of the pilot film, had not been seen since.

          But it was not forgotten by its fans, myself included. This DVD set, although it lacks any "extras," allows the series to live again. Some of the ideas, like easily concealed, wearable, video cameras, and the ability to retrieve information across computer networks, have come to fruition, while others seem almost as quaint as steampunk.

          The series (and the pilot film, Probe, also available from Warner Archive) is entertaining, with mostly well-written stories, with healthy amounts of action, suspense, romance character development, and comic relief (though I'll admit that over four decades of technological development have added some comic relief the writers had never intended).

          The only downside in the entire set seems to be a glitch (apparently a mastering problem, rather than a manufacturing problem, as I exchanged the set for a replacement that turned out to have exactly the same problem in exactly the same place) that causes a momentary freeze-frame in the episode, "Suffer My Child."

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          5.0

          A cool fun spyfi show!

          By bartman

          from Alabama

          About Me Collector, Movie Buff

          Pros

          • Action-packed
          • Classic
          • Engaging
          • Entertaining
          • Funny

          Cons

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            • Entertainment
            • Everyone

            Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

            I have heard about this show for a while, got the probe pilot movie and was hooked. Glad WB shop put out the series! Its a fun entertaining show and should have ran longer!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Led me to a career in info technology!

            By zooeyhall

            from Nebraska

            About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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            Pros

            • Action-packed
            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining
            • Funny

            Cons

            • Dated Technology

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            • Entertainment

            Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

            I was an impressionable 17 year old back in 1972, with an interest in science in technology.

            Imagine my amazement when this way-cool series showed up in the fall of 1972. I was glued to the set!

            It led me to pursue a lifetime career in information technology.

            After it went off the air, it seemed to completely disappear. Only fond memories remained to me.

            Now 40 years later, I saw the original pilot and have watched the first 5 episodes. And I am so glad to say it is still as good as I remember it.

            Thank you WB for making this available!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Thank You WB Archive Collection!!

            By Beech Mountain Resident

            from Beech Mountain, NC

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            Pros

            • Action-packed
            • Beautiful Theme
            • Entertaining

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              Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

              Thank you WB for making this short-lived series available on DVD! The series was well done and highly entertaining and deserved a longer run from NBC. Some of the technology may seem dated by today's standards, but the plots and storyline are very entertaining and well worth watching.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Ships only to the US??

              By Search Fan

              from Adelaide Australia

              About Me Collector

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              Pros

              • Action-packed
              • Classic
              • Entertaining

              Cons

              • Uneven

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              • Entertainment

              Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

              Loved this series back in the day..have waited so long for it to be available on DVD..only to find out it only ships in the US!! So fans of the show in other countries can't order it & enjoy it? Can you not reconsider??

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Probe/Search foretells our FUTURE......

              By that 70's guy

              from nyc

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • Entertaining

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                • Entertainment

                Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

                WONDERFUL TRANSFER, been waiting for this series for over 35 years....watched it first run on NBC on our brand new RCA XL-100 color TV and date nights were AWESUM!!!!! Might want to get the series pilot that was shown in MAY of 1972, although the styles and doos are somewhat dated you have to appreciate the rotating cast andthe grooovey chicks (Angel Tompkins) of that era.............last half of season a little hokey but hey, it was WARNER BROS and CGI and real pc's were a decade in the future....................

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My all-time favorite series!

                By INTP in MN

                from Lake Minnetonka, MN

                About Me Futurist, Movie Buff

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                Pros

                • Action-packed
                • Classic
                • Engaging
                • Entertaining
                • Visionary

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                  • Entertainment

                  Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

                  Thank you for finally bringing SEARCH to DVD! Leslie Stevens' vision of future technology and its application was spot-on. When the show aired in 1972-73, many people thought it was far-fetched. Now it all seems entirely believable. Only the hairstyles, clothing, and "hip" dialogue point back to the early 70's. The shows look and sound great. I've been longing to see these for over 40 years!

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My SEARCH is over!

                  By Scanner Scott

                  from Boston, MA

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                  • Action-packed
                  • Engaging

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                      Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

                      Finally, the show my inner 11 year old has wanted to see again for 40 years!

                      First, the good news:
                      1. Great transfer, or maybe more accurately, great re-mastering. The picture is crystal clear, no dirt, great color balance.
                      2. All the elements of the shows are there--intro, commercial bumpers, everything.
                      3. Great theme song!

                      And the bad news:
                      1. The plots move too slowly for 21st century sensibilities--my guess is that 11 year olds today would be bored silly watching this, but that's probably par for the course for a show from the 70s. I grew up with this stuff, and the pacing seems slow and stagey.
                      2. The Warner's backlot isn't a great stand in for the all the supposedly exotic places they visit--again, what looks hokey now was more than acceptable back then (like Mission Impossible was). And like MI, foreign lands were vague middle eastern or iron curtain nations, not real places.
                      3. Your cellphone can do more than the Probe technology...but that's not the point, is it?

                      For 1972, this show was way, way ahead of its time, and quite prescient about the direction that technology was headed.

                      In spite of the negatives listed, this is a fun show, and I highly recommend it. I think Warner's took a leap of faith by putting the effort into remastering a show that ran one year, and never ran in re-runs. Reward them by buying this set (and, of course, the series pilot, Probe).

                      All in all, this is a great release, and I thank Warner's for making the effort for this spy-fi series that was forgotten by everyone except those of us who were kids back in 1972, watching our TVs in awe of the coolest technology we could imagine!

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I have waited over forty years for this!

                      By tomatprobe

                      from Georgia

                      Verified Reviewer

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                            Comments about Search: The Complete Series:

                            A life long fan of Doug McClure I could not help but LOVE this show. Doug traded in his fast horse for a fast car. I STILL want a 1972 Corvette with a black racing stripe! I have probable thought about this show every day of my life since I first saw it. Thank's Warner. I know what I'M getting for Valentine's Day!

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