The Burning Zone (1996–1997)

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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. ... See full summary »


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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Daniel Cassian (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Agent Michael Hailey (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Dr. Edward Marcase (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Dr. Kimberly Shiroma (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bradford Tatum ...
 Dr. Brian Taft (8 episodes, 1997)


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 <>

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Release Date:

3 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burning Zone - Expedition Killervirus  »

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(19 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tamlyn Tomita did both the pilot for "The Burning Zone" and Babylon 5 (1994) 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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good idea, started well, could not maintain momentum
10 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Burning Zone started out with a good idea and for the first 4 or 5, maybe 7 episodes, it actually did that idea justice and seemed to have something going. Then it seemed to wander around without managing to sustain enough of the ongoing subplots and background that can hold an audience. There was obviously plenty of material around but they didn't seem to have enough good episodes actually written when they started producing it. That is just bad planning.

Interference from network executives contributed heavily to the show losing its way and being canned. Once they changed the cast, there was absolutely NO way to rescue it. It's too bad, with better planning they could have squeezed two or three seasons out of it and then resolved the subplots in a climatic conclusion. It could have been a gem.

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