The Hot Zone (2021): S02E06 – RMR-1029

Introduction The Hot Zone is an American anthology drama television series, based on the 1994 non-fiction book of the same name by Richard Preston and airing on National Geographic. Not to be confused with Combat Hospital (2011), which had the working title of The Hot Zone before reverting to Combat Hospital. Outline With two suspects… Read More

The Hot Zone (2021): S02E05 – Stentor Roeselii

Introduction The Hot Zone is an American anthology drama television series, based on the 1994 non-fiction book of the same name by Richard Preston and airing on National Geographic. Not to be confused with Combat Hospital (2011), which had the working title of The Hot Zone before reverting to Combat Hospital. Outline All eyes shift… Read More

The Hot Zone (2021): S02E04 – Dream Boldly, Live Fully

Introduction The Hot Zone is an American anthology drama television series, based on the 1994 non-fiction book of the same name by Richard Preston and airing on National Geographic. Not to be confused with Combat Hospital (2011), which had the working title of The Hot Zone before reverting to Combat Hospital. Outline The FBI learns… Read More

The Hot Zone (2021): S02E03 – Neither Rain Nor Sleet…

Introduction The Hot Zone is an American anthology drama television series, based on the 1994 non-fiction book of the same name by Richard Preston and airing on National Geographic. Not to be confused with Combat Hospital (2011), which had the working title of The Hot Zone before reverting to Combat Hospital. Outline An attack on… Read More

The Hot Zone (2021): S02E02 – Hell’s Chimney

Introduction The Hot Zone is an American anthology drama television series, based on the 1994 non-fiction book of the same name by Richard Preston and airing on National Geographic. Not to be confused with Combat Hospital (2011), which had the working title of The Hot Zone before reverting to Combat Hospital. Outline Ryker’s investigation moves… Read More

The Hot Zone (2021): S02E01 – Noble Eagle

Introduction The Hot Zone is an American anthology drama television series, based on the 1994 non-fiction book of the same name by Richard Preston and airing on National Geographic. Not to be confused with Combat Hospital (2011), which had the working title of The Hot Zone before reverting to Combat Hospital. Outline After a man… Read More

On This Day … 28 February

Events 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale. M*A*S*H M*A*S*H is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It was developed by Larry Gelbart as the first original spin-off… Read More

Baghdad ER (2006)

Introduction Baghdad ER is a documentary released by HBO on 21 May 2006. It shows the Iraq War from the perspective of a military hospital in Baghdad. Outline It has some relatively disturbing scenes in it (e.g. amputations), therefore the US Army is officially warning that military personnel watching it could experience symptoms of post-traumatic… Read More

Life and Death in the War Zone (2004)

Introduction Life-and-death drama occurs daily at the tented 21st Combat Support Hospital near Baghdad, Iraq. Part of PBS NOVA series (season 31, episode 6). Outline Nova examines the practice of wartime medicine by taking an inside look into the medical care offered to injured US troops during the Iraq War. Production & Filming Details Narrator(s):… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E06 – House of Bondage

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline A Union victory at Antietam (Sharpsburg) convinces President Lincoln to issue an Emancipation Proclamation, and James’ cotton diplomacy plan falls apart, as the British no longer want an alliance with the slave-holding Confederacy. Jane learns of… Read More