Burning Zone


Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/3/96
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  • Episode Description
  • A virus crisis team is formed by the White House to deal with unusual bio-hazards. The team's first assignment is to deal with an archaeologist who is acting as if possessed, the entity is claiming to be a 15 000 year old intelligent super-virus which controlled the other major viruses. Has the man been driven insane by the virus or is his wild story true?

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Black

    Agent Michael Hailey

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan

    Dr. Edward Marcase

  • Tamlyn Tomita

    Dr. Kimberly Shiroma

  • Julie Araskog

    Dr. Ann Glyndon

  • Denis Arndt

    Dr. Thurman Rhinehart

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • (The possessed Dr Glynden stares at Edward) Glynden: Mumps, chicken pox, 5 varieties of flu, dengue fever… and Ebola… contracted when you were a child, it almost killed you. Edward: How do you know my medical history?! Glynden: We can see it in your blood.

    • Glynden: Once we covered the Earth – we lived in almost every member of your species… but then the Horror came… every creature was dying, it was as if the whole world was coming to an end. With the strongest body we possessed, we sealed ourselves in a chamber and we slept. We didn’t know if any Humans had survived… until the door was opened… we were very glad to see you.

    • Edward: I believe what we’re dealing with is a form of possession. Kimberly: Now there’s a diagnosis right out of the 13th century!

    • (Kimberly stalks out after a passionate argument with Edward.) Edward: Good choice of a team. Rhinehart: She’s brilliant… besides, she’ll balance out your insanity. (Edward smirks)

    • (Rhinehart explains the security of the lab – should there be a breach, push the button) Edward: And instantly get blown to Hell? Rhinehart: No, not instantly, we prefer to think of it as 'abrupt project termination'.

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    Notes (1)

    • This is the only episode of the series that Daniel Cassian (Michael Harris) doesn't appear in. His character is introduced in the second episode, 'Silent Tower'.

    Trivia (1)

    • TRIVIA: Dr Edward Marcase survived Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever as a boy which killed both his parents and almost killed him.

    Allusions (2)

    • The Flood Many of the races in the world have a myth about a flood which covered the face of the Earth several thousand years ago. The most commonly known version is that in the Christian Bible, about Noah and his Ark.

    • Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Dr. Marcase's car's licence plate says EBOLA. Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976. The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized. - source : Centre for Disease Control website, http://www.cdc.gov/

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