Battle ship captain CO commander Tom Chandler courteously accommodates zoologist Dr. Rachel Scott's wishes to research birds in the Arctic while his crew engages incommunicado in war games. When his patience is exhausted, a satellite call to the White House has his return order overruled by the Pentagon, the top-secret research is national security priority. Then a Russian force attacks her last and successful sample hunt, but is fought-off. Chandler orders a hasty return home, but finally learns the world is in the grip of an unprecedented pandemic which wiped out most of humanity. It started from Egypt but spreads over all continents, wiping out all demographic, economic and political order. They attempt to bring the bird virus sample, the only hope to develop a vaccine, to a US lab, but the disease already rendered the entire country lawless, hence too unsafe, so Scott must improvise in the primitive lab aboard. Written by
Did You Know?
The sun as the first shot of this series, is a tribute to the 1980 film "Virus" (Fukkatsu no hi) that opened in the same way. See more
The US Flag is seen in several shots flying from the fantail while underway.
The flag is flown there only while the ship is in port. When underway, the flag is lowered from the stern and raised atop the yardarms. This is the meaning behind the command "Shift Colors" when getting underway or mooring. See more