Burning Zone

Season 1 Episode 12

Critical Mass

Aired Unknown Jan 28, 1997 on UPN
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Episode Summary

Critical Mass
When Shiroma and Marcase are suddenly reassigned, Cassian has to recruit a new doctor to replace them. He finds Dr Bryan Taft, a brilliant young researcher with a colossal ego and an attitude problem. The new team must obtain answers when a crashed meteorite starts killing anyone who comes in contact with it.moreless

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    James Black

    James Black

    Agent Michael Hailey

    Michael Harris (I)

    Michael Harris (I)

    Dr. Daniel Cassian

    Bradford Tatum

    Bradford Tatum

    Dr. Bryan Taft (Episodes 12 - 19)

    Lance Guest

    Lance Guest

    Russ Johnson

    Guest Star

    Cindy Katz

    Cindy Katz

    Major Harrier

    Guest Star

    Eugene Williams

    Eugene Williams

    Tyrell Williams

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • This episode marks the abrupt departure of Shiroma (Tamlyn Tomita) and Marcase (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and introduces Dr Bryan Taft (Bradford Tatum).

    • QUOTES (8)

      • (Daniel asks if Michael wants out)
        Michael: I work for you now, I go where you tell me.
        Daniel: Deep.

      • (Cassian tells Hailey to bring Taft, Hailey asks what if he doesn't want to come)
        Daniel: Convince him, Mr Hailey, convince him.

      • (Bryan meets Cassian for the first time)
        Bryan: Who are you?!
        Daniel: I'm sorry, did Mr Hailey use that tired old presidential letter thing again?

      • (Bryan wanders into deserted junkyard)
        Bryan: Hey, I got a whole truckload of Rolls Royces out here, I'm letting them go for a buck a piece... Anyone wanna make a bid?!

      • (After Bryan phones with the answer to the case)
        Daniel: Get your ass back here with my car.

      • Daniel: I don't have time to get clearance but I will if you make me.

      • (Daniel thanks Bryan for his help)
        Bryan: I accept compliments, cash and government grants.

      • Bryan: Oh, no, I'm not falling for that presidential letter thing again.
        Daniel: I think you ought to read this one - it seems there's a, I don't know, a 'discrepency' with your research funds... It's probably a mistake. Probably get cleared up in no time. Meanwhile, I could really use your help.
        Bryan: You rotten son of a b**ch.
        Daniel: Awww, come on, you hardly know me.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Goof (Factual Error): The passage of the meteor over the city is shown in a very unrealistic manner. For one thing, it is moving far too slowly, and it is making a hissing sound. Depending on size and composition, meteors travel at speeds of around 4 miles a second or more - blink and you miss it. At that speed, the only sound heard might be a sonic boom.

        Of course, showing the meteor fall as it should would have been very disappointing to viewers because of the briefness of its passage.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Daniel: Awww, come on, you hardly know me.

        This is exactly what Cassian said to Edward shortly after meeting him also for the first time, in 'Silent Tower' when Edward had a similar reaction to Cassian.

        Edward: I don't like you.
        Daniel: Awww… you hardly know me.