A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joe Howard ...  Officer George Frankly 30 episodes, 1987-1992
Beverly Leech ...  Sgt. Kate Monday / ... 19 episodes, 1987-1990
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ...  Benny Pill 13 episodes, 1990-1992
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

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To cogitate and to solve


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USA

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English

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1987 (USA) See more »

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Officers Sam and Steve are played by real-life LAPD officers Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [closing line of I. M. Peeved's mugshot sequence] He went to prison, where he learned to like math, teaches it to others, and has become an advisor to a show called Square One TV.
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Alternate Versions

Originally broadcast as segments of "Square One TV" (1987). See more »

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Version of Dragnet (1951) See more »

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Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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STILL love and miss this show
1 January 2020 | by carpnlineSee all my reviews

I came upon Square One TV when I was already out of college, and had a degree in video production. Mathnet was just the kind of show I would have loved to have worked on, with its great production values, great writing, and a fabulously talented cast who could deliver the lines deadpan.

I still remember two episodes in particular. In one, George was planning a vacation in Michigan on an island named Nomanissan, yes, that's Nomanissan Island (say it out loud if you need to). The other episode introduced me to the Fibonacci Sequence (begin with 1, then add it to the previous number (0), then continue to add the last 2 numbers together to get the next): 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13... It's amazing how many times that has come up in the last 30 years, and I only understood it because I watched Mathnet.

SUCH a good program! If they offered the whole series for download, I would buy it.


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