Nobel Prize candidate Dr. Sidney Marlowe,
was considered an expert in the field of magnetic fields in the ozone layer. He was a
friend and colleague of Dr. Carl
Steubens, who was conducting research in the same field for the Sendrex Corporation at
the KIVA Laboratories complex.
Like his friend Dr. Steubens, he had a love of the game of Chess and played long distance
games against Steubens via Telex.
When Dr. Steubens feared that his
research was going to be used to create a doomsday weapon, he invited his friend to visit
the KIVA Laboratories, where
Steubens had planted explosives with the view to killing both of them and setting the
research back some 20 odd years.
Fortunately the explosion didn't
kill either of them, although it did destroy much of the KIVA
building trapping both men deep in the underground
complex before MacGyver was able to rescue them both.