I'm looking for a TV series but I only remember a few details because I just caught the final minutes of the episode.

  1. I saw it on a French channel, but it's American.
  2. The hero is a doctor who was in Desert Storm.
  3. I believe he was sick.
  4. There's some kind of conspiracy that he gets involved with.
  5. At the the end of the episode a female doctor, Asian looking, gives him a vial with what might be a cure for his illness, probably Gulf War Syndrome.
  6. I don't know for sure but I believe it was only a pilot.

Can anyone help?

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    What was sci-fi about it? – user14111 Aug 11 '16 at 21:31
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    What does "Asian looking" mean? The inhabitants of Earth's largest continent do not all look the same. Did she look Turkish? Siberian? Persian? Ceylonese? Mongolian? – user14111 Aug 11 '16 at 21:36
  • @user14111 - I'm reasonably sure he means asian rather than asian – Valorum Aug 11 '16 at 22:23
  • This should be reopened. In a comment to his answer, Valorum details why this series is science fiction. – Adamant Aug 12 '16 at 9:13
  • For example, from episode 13: "Turner investigates the sudden appearance of a boy genius kidnapped six years ago, whose DNA is somehow more evolved than human DNA. " I have no idea what it means for DNA to be "more evolved," but it sounds like sci-fi to me. – Adamant Aug 12 '16 at 9:16

I suspect that you're referring to the short-lived Strange World.

Strange World was a short-lived sci-fi series in the tradition of The X-Files. ABC cancelled it after airing three episodes due to poor ratings. The remaining ten episodes were picked up and aired by the SciFi Channel.

Strange World revolves around Captain Paul Turner. While serving in the Gulf War he was exposed to chemical weapons and developed aplastic anemia. Also a doctor, Turner works for USAMRIID (United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) where he investigates the unethical uses of science, medicine, and related technologies. He is approached by a mysterious Asian woman who gives him a temporary cure for his symptoms. She works for a shadow organization whose goals run counter to USAMRIID.

In Lullaby, Cass is a young pregnant woman. She fears her doctor is trying to kill her unborn child. As Turner investigates, he learns that Cass is a surrogate mother and there may be something to her story. Many of her doctor's patients mysteriously miscarry at 6 months. There's a medical experiment being performed on Cass and the others. Callum plays Vince, Cass's boyfriend, who tries very hard to do what he believes is right.

CKR: Review - Lullaby

  • "Sci-fi" series...What's sci-fi about it? If it is sci-fi, I will withdraw my close vote. – Adamant Aug 11 '16 at 22:30
  • For the record, this show was awful. If you're planning to rewatch it, I'd heartily suggest that you save the eight hours and instead learn to code in javascript, take a trip to your local zoo or become a qualified boat pilot. – Valorum Aug 11 '16 at 22:32
  • @Adamant - It was all "5 minutes into the future" science. Cloning being abused, nanomachines running amok, intelligent spiders. Basically sub X-Files fodder. Definitely scifi though. – Valorum Aug 11 '16 at 22:36
  • No problem then. – Adamant Aug 11 '16 at 23:34

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