You might note 80% of those TV episode reviews are written by yours truly. Anyway, on to Spiral Zone.
The year is 1987. In the fall leading up to Christmas, a new series came on around 6:30 in the morning, and apparently I was the only one who watched it, ever. Here’s the basic idea:
James Bent, a NASA scientist, developed the technology to control minds by a generator that produces a zone of dense fog and bacteria that render everyone within zombies controlled by him. The only way to avoid this is to undergo the Black Widow process, which leaves hideous red scars on one’s face and body. When the US and USSR reject him, he hijacks a space shuttle and spreads his pods across the earth before being shot down – leaving a spiral shaped zone across the world in which Bent (now transformed into the deformed Overlord) recruits his Black Widows from terrorists and converts them.
The UN government organizes Mission Command Central, and finds that an element, Neutron90 can repel the effects of the zone if woven into suits. Enough of the ultra rare element is gathered to make 5 suits for the elite Zone Rider unit. It’s an amazing show, check it out if you can. Read more on the site my friend Chris runs – and drop a comment if you remember. I’ve got more stories, but I’m going to leave em for comments section.