PROBE Jewelry - On
the action-adventure SEARCH/NBC/1972-73 the
organization called PROBE Division, the
investigative section of the World Securities
Corporation equipped its field operatives with
tiny electronic devices that monitored telemetry
and sent back sights and sounds of what the
operatives saw in the field. Some of the devices
were built to look like jewelry such as rings
and cuff-links that had built in television
Chain equipped with camera
Close-up of surveillance device
Ring equipped with camera
The following script excerpt from the TV series
two-hour pilot "PROBE" written by Leslie Stevens
explains the what and how of the tiny devices:
(In CLOSE-UP, the equipment is displayed. The
Micro-circuitry resembles op-art paintings.)
Dr. Laurent you wanted to know how it all works.
You've heard of miniaturized circuitry?
This is the ultimate in electronic
(shows the miniature scanner. It is smaller than
stamp. 1/3 of an inch thick with an iridescent
of blue optical coating. It glints like a piece
of fine jewelry)
It's a television scanner.
With all-frequencies microwave capability. It
picks up picture,
sound, short-wave, infra-red heat, ultrasonic,
- the full spectrum.
How is it carried?
It's magnetized to lock on... and is worn like a
piece of jewelry.
(He hands it to Lockwood).
Watch closely. (like a magician) It can be
hand—held.., or, it can
click into place on these handsome cufflinks,
Cameron accessories. Some Probes (agents) prefer
to wear it as
a wristwatch.., a tie—tack, others, like myself,
prefer to wear it
right on the button. (clips it on) There! "I'm a
Can we see the picture?
We'll run a full test-check on his trip to
Can he see you?
No. But he can hear us. He has a tiny receiving
set tuned in to our
sound channel... just in back of his ear.
(Lockwood shows the spot).
I don't see anything.
A permanent. built—in ear—jack.
Doesn't it hurt?
Only when they turn up the volume.
Probes are required to keep it switched on at
Except on vacations.
Can anyone else hear it? Someone standing next
No. It's a neuro-implant. (to Lockwood) You're
hooked up. tuned in,
briefed and ready to go. Mr. Streeter will meet
you on the plane.
(He shakes hands)
No point in saying goodbye. You're all coming
with me. See you on the box.
Kuroda! Light the fire!
Greens! All systems!
Prepare for air-check, telemetry tests and
overseas tracking. Good luck, Lockwood. you're
on the air!
See also -
COMPUTERS - "Probe CONTROL"
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