The Andromeda Strain (1971)
footage and stills of the town taken from that movie
Clips used to simulate growth of the oganism
Special effect graphic reused as alien blood sample viewed under microscope
Waving off the helicopter
when satellite crashlands, referance is made to Andromeda Strain
Biscut recalls an old movie where scientists enter a deserted town where a meteor landed and turned everyone's blood to sand.
Referenced by Crow
During the opening song, Yakko is seen floating in outer space, and he says, "Andromeda Strain-y!"
During the opening song, Yakko (seen floating in outer space) sings, "Andromeda Strain-y!"
The error code 601 for "cannot be analyzed" from the film is displayed when Ritsuko attempts to analyze the remains of an Angel.
Two scenes from the film are referenced: an almost word-for-word conversation between Misato and Aoba when the Angel's egg is discovered that mirrors the dialogue between Dr. Stone and Manchek after when he issues the "7-12" order; and a homage to the scene where Hall and Stone see flashes in the sky, reflections from air force jets.
The plot outline is basically the same, a probe is brought to Earth and has a virus that feeds off of energy, like heat, or a nuclear detonation. This episode also has several other references to the movie including a wildfire protocol. The name of the program in The Andromeda Strain is Wildfire.
the viral facility five levels beneath the earth
Trip asks Hoshi if she's seen it
Wendy talks about the movie.
also directed by Robert Wise
A recorded VHS tape of this movie is seen in the TV room.
Mentions Wildfire Protocol when atempting to contain first monster