Some blurry captures. The shows aren't in good shape, except for the pilot - it's been rereleased on DVD to order at Warner Bros. I don't have it.
Here we see Lockwood in the original control room - dark as the basements in which a million teens watched the show, I expect.
This was the amazing miniatured camera he wore on his ring, or on his swingin' groovy pendant, tiger.
All shows have to provide a Betty vs. Veronica dynamic if possible; Search had Angel Tompkins with the Bond-girl name of Gloria Harding:
Her wikipedia page, which I have every reaso to believe she wrote, said "Angel Tompkins was a model in the Chicago area before being discovered by Woody Allen who sent her to Universal." But if blondes aren't your thing, there's the brunette technician to worry over Lockwood's blood pressure:
I believe that's Ginny Golden, as she was known professionally. Odd choice for her hair color. She didn't do a lot of TV; there's a 33-year gap between her last screen credit in 1999 and her penultimate credit. She died in 2010.
Kuroda, another technician. He was able to make sense of monitors like this:
If only the screen said 4 8 15 16 23 42! That's right, Kuroda was played by Byron Chung, the South Korean industrialst / bastard who was Sun's father.
The main viewing screen wasn't quite Enterprise-size:
Rather non-standard shape, too. But it could call up anything, including pucker-mouthed guest stars:
Halfway through the run they scrapped the set entirely, and changed to a brightly-lit metallic control center:
I think someone saw "The Andromeda Strain" and thought "hey, that looks much more modern and scientific." As a kid, I loved them both. But secretly prefered the dark one. Just like the basement.
Just in case this page isn't long enough, here's the covers of two books in my collection:
You don't see a lot of paperbacks in the drugstore rack based on TV movies anymore. Mr. Weverka was one of those guys who churned out novelizations on a deadline - he did "The Sting," which was no small assignment. The author's bio says he gradated from USC with a degree in Econ. He did well enough on the first that they trusted him with the second: