In the American action drama, sci-fi TV series The Pretender (1996-2000), Jarod, the pretender, a child prodigy stolen from his parents when he was 4 years old, is kept isolated inside the Centre, a sinister think tank located in the fictional Blue Cove, Delaware, who exploited his Pretender abilities. As a part of their research, the Centre presents to Jarod a large number of complexes 'sims'; simulated hypothetical situations designed to exploit the young genius' intellect for real life nefarious purposes.
During the entry credits of each episode, it can be seen a black and white scene -very briefly- with Jarod laying inside a bubble or a transparent sphere with Sidney, Jarod's mentor and coach, walking around.
Along the series, there are few flashbacks where Jarod together with the bubble recur. I have watched most of the episodes, but I haven't been able to know why the Centre kept Jarod inside a bubble. Was that part of a simulation?
By the way, there is a track from the original score of the TV show entitled "In the bubble" by Velton Ray but the lyrics doesn't appear to be related to Jarod and the bubble.