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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The Best TV show. Better than X-Files
20 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Now, in my heart and memory, Edward Marcase and Kimberly Shiroma, which 2 virologists that only appear in the first 13 episodes and only in the first season, is really handsome and pretty...cute. They are the reason why I still like Burning Zone. In the episode that Edward fly a plane, I could not stop crying as more and more people were killed by the blood fever. In episode 7, Daniel got incurible Maya Virus, Edward and Kimberly help him, they have only 38 hrs to rescue Daniel..

But In "X-Files", sorry to offend "X-Files"fans, always "Fox William Mulder" (David Duchovny) and "Dana Katherine Scully"(Gillian Anderson). I think that it need more fresh faces. always "Cigarette-smoking man","deep throat" and the same boss of Fox and Dana. I'm going to sleep if the X-files kept having Fox and Dana.

Burning Zone is much more fresh and much more interesting. I wish 2 ask you, except BZ, which TV show is virus? BZ wins by its New topic..X-files? Already have copies: "Dark Skies", "Millenium","Freaky Links","Frighteners","aliens"...

Burning Zone has no worths to win "X-Files".

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