Strange World (Series) (1999-2002)

Strange World
X-Files writer/executive producer Howard Gordon presents an exploration of a nefarious world where "big business" funds "big science," and the answers Paul Turner (Tim Guinee) finds lead to more questions than have ever been imagined. After exposure to chemical weapons during the Gulf War, ex-Government scientist Turner spent six isolated years fighting for his life until an enigmatic Asian woman (Vivian Wu) saved him with a miraculous cure... that lasted only temporarily. Ever since, the illness has regularly returned to ravage Turner's body until the woman mysteriously reappears to provide another dose. After a six year absence, Turner returns to the Army as a Special Investigator in charge of tracking down the Frankensteins of the world. Turner's belief that the government is too slow and inefficient to protect us from the unchecked advances of science proves to be all too true in this show that features such ripped- from-the-headlines fare as cloning and genetic engineering.

Cast:
Tim Guinee....Capt. Paul Turner
Kristin Lehman....Dr. Sidney MacMillan
Sandra Quarterman....Major Lynne Reese
Vivian Wu....Japanese Woman
Glenn Morshower....Colonel Gerald Kanin
Iris Paluly....Nurse
Arnold Vosloo....Dark-Haired Man
Peter Wingfield....Terrance Shepard
Colleen Winton....Joyce Williams
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