1 9 8 8 (USA)
7 x 60 minute episodes
Serendip is a high-tech research and development company created by Austin James (Parker Stevenson) – “the greatest scientiﬁc mind of the century”. “We Can Do It” is the slogan of the company that Austin started with the creation of an automated robot lawn mowing service.
Austin, however, has an eccentric obsession with fighting crime, so he turns over the company to Howard Millhouse (Jon Cypher) and retreats to “The Batcave”, an old warehouse where he lives and conducts scientiﬁc experiments in the cause of justice.
Assisting Austin is Michele Castle (Ashley Crow), a pretty but ditsy secretary Austin calls “Mickey”.
Mickey doesn’t have a good mind for numbers and drinks only Reneau Spring Water from France “with a twist of lemon.” She left her last job “because my boss said I could do the job better in the nude.”
Austin thinks while he sleeps (his bed is a sensory deprivation tank), has a photographic memory and can retain and recall information faster than a computer.
He also has a pet spider – a tarantula named Steve – who roams freely about the lab.
Science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov helped create the show.