Dr. Daniel Cassian is appointed by the White House to lead a small top secret federal biological task force of leading scientists to investigate and prevent potential biological disasters. ... See full summary »

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Coleman Luck
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Michael Harris ...  Dr. Daniel Cassian 19 episodes, 1996-1997
James Black ...  Agent Michael Hailey 19 episodes, 1996-1997
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ...  Dr. Edward Marcase 11 episodes, 1996-1997
Tamlyn Tomita ...  Dr. Kimberly Shiroma 11 episodes, 1996-1997
Bradford Tatum ...  Dr. Brian Taft 8 episodes, 1997
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Dr. Daniel Cassian is appointed by the White House to lead a small top secret federal biological task force of leading scientists to investigate and prevent potential biological disasters. The team also adopt Cassian's secret agenda to track down and identify the scientists and others behind the ultra secret, pernicious organisation known only as 'The Dawn' whose objective is to rid the planet of its most virulent infestation, the human race! Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Tamlyn Tomita did both the pilot for "The Burning Zone" and Babylon 5 (1993) at the same time. When both pilots were picked up she chose "The Burning Zone" missing out on a four season run with "Babylon 5". She was replaced by Claudia Christian. See more »

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X=Files meets Outbreak
14 August 2004 | by HyperPupSee all my reviews

A sure ratings looser for UPN, the Burning Zone was their freshman season solution to Fox's X-Files. Throw in a pinch of the controversial movie Outbreak and what you got was a "Disease of the Week" series with semi-paranormal overtones and alot of borish dialog in between. The story centers on a team of virologists, assembled by a typical (shadowy benefactor) for the purpose of rising to the challenge of biological catastrophies. They tried to mix in a "conspiracy" element (a further stab at X-Files) by dropping hints to a evil agency called "The Dawn" that were to prove responsible for a great number of the cases they had to solve, but it totally went nowhere. Fortunately the series didn't survive, but unfortunately the damage was already done. The Burning Zone lived on for a while on SciFi Channel until they decided it had outlived its usefullness and they eradicated it from their schedule. Simply not worth looking for unless you are a fan of any of the actors involved and you must see every speck of their work.


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USA

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English

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3 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Burning Zone - Expedition Killervirus See more »

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(19 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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