Numb3rs (2005–2010)
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A UFO is briefly seen flying through Los Angeles with no clear indication on what it is, but Agent Eppes discovers it was heading for the Staples Center and starts an investigation into the possibility of mass terrorism.


J. Miller Tobin (as Miller Tobin)


Nicolas Falacci (creator), Cheryl Heuton (creator) | 2 more credits »


Episode cast overview:
Rob Morrow ... Don Eppes
David Krumholtz ... Charlie Eppes
Judd Hirsch ... Alan Eppes
Alimi Ballard ... David Sinclair
Sabrina Lloyd ... Terry Lake (credit only)
Peter MacNicol ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
Navi Rawat ... Amita Ramanujan
Bill Smitrovich ... David Croft
Rod McLachlan ... Bill McClelland
Castulo Guerra ... Paul Ridenhauer
Dwayne Barnes ... Mr. Johnson (as Dwayne L. Barnes)
Ethan Embry ... Blake Gosnell
Gloria Reuben ... Erica Quimby
Ben Davis ... Air Force Captain (as Benjamin Jay Davis)


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The US Air Force and air traffic control seek FBI help when a UFO flying over LA seems a possible terrorist threat. Charlie finds mathematical ways to combine and filter radar observations to identify routes and craft type. It's a flying wing design, like aeronautic engineer David Croft and his former partner Gosnell invented. Don tracks down the last, who indeed build one with his son Blake and Paul Ridenhauer's German venture capital fund as investor, but is missing. Inspired by chaos in golf, which he plays to please dad, Charlie helps figure out where to, thus discovering a killing. Written by KGF Vissers

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It is said a faulty rudder caused an uncontrolled dive. The rudder does not control pitch, it controls yaw side to side. See more »

Crazy Credits

[This appears on the beginning of the episode] 6,950 Small Planes in LA 400 Homeland Security Threats 5 LA Radar Arrays 1 Aerial Anomaly See more »


Referenced in Numb3rs: High Exposure (2008) See more »

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totally bogus episode
6 March 2020 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

The us air force doesn't scramble fighters from edwards air force base and never have ... when this was filmed it would have been the air national guard fighters standing alert at march afb near riverside because norton afb was deactivated in 1998 and relieved of its southern defense role ... additionally the usaf f-16 fighter is rarely used in a defense role but rather the f-15 ... the f-18 is a navy aircraft ... i think the writers were out of their element in this episode causing much confusion and consternation

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Release Date:

6 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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