A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
...  Dr. Jeremy Stone 4 episodes, 2008
...  Dr. Angela Noyce 4 episodes, 2008
...  Colonel James C. Ferrus 4 episodes, 2008
...  Major Bill Keane MD 4 episodes, 2008
...  Lance Stone 4 episodes, 2008
...  Jack Nash 4 episodes, 2008
...  Dr. Tsi Chou 4 episodes, 2008
...  Charles 'Chuck' Beeter 4 episodes, 2008
...  President William J. Scott 4 episodes, 2008
...  Edward 'Ed' Dewitt 4 episodes, 2008
...  General George W. Mancheck 4 episodes, 2008
...  Roach 4 episodes, 2008
Roman Podhora ...  General Blair 4 episodes, 2008
...  Dr. Charlene Barton 3 episodes, 2008
...  Lisa Stone 3 episodes, 2008
...  Pat Terrence 3 episodes, 2008
Ava Salomon ...  Sarah Scott 3 episodes, 2008
...  Joanne Scott 3 episodes, 2008
...  Charles Henderson 3 episodes, 2008
...  Annie Dillon 3 episodes, 2008
...  Sherriff Martin Willis 3 episodes, 2008
Cory Dagg ...  General Michaelson 3 episodes, 2008
...  Sam Barton 2 episodes, 2008
...  Lt. Amy Deacon 2 episodes, 2008
...  Dr. Smithson 2 episodes, 2008
...  Leila 2 episodes, 2008
...  Blonde Man / ... 2 episodes, 2008


In "The Andromeda Strain," a U.S. military satellite crashes in a small town and unleashes a deadly plague killing all but two survivors. As the military quarantines the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure to the pathogen code-named "Andromeda," and a reporter investigates a government conspiracy only to discover what he is chasing wants him silenced. Written by Official Site

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It's A Bad Day To Be Human.


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Release Date:

26 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La amenaza de Andrómeda  »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Originally aired as a two-part miniseries, but has also been edited into 4 different parts intended for airing as hour long episodes with commercials. See more »


The frame gets flipped in the scene where the soldiers drive the Humvee through town. As they start moving, you can see the steering wheel and engine "snorkel" on the left; but when they pass they ambulance, it has switched sides. See more »


[first lines]
Jeff Megan: [to Suzie] That's a lion out there. And a triangle.
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References Planet Terror (2007) See more »

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Pretty disappointing
27 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

The original is a classic and one of my 50 favourite movies.

This 2008 remake... I just watched it tonight... it was up there with being a BAD movie... It is very disappointing... come on... its 2008.... SURELY they could have remade it better than the 1970 (ish) version ? The answer: NO

Its far fetched... has bad acting... bad special effects (the wave of virus washing across the land) and worse plot.

Its rubbish compared to the original, which gave you a little tingle down your spine as you watched it... this version makes you feel embarrassed to admit you watched it.

What made the original work is that it was 'confined'... the majority of the movie took place down in that closed off lab... you were trapped in there with the 'Andromeda strain' and the scientists. THATS what gave it its realism... All of the attempt at action... just shook the original plot all to pieces.

Thumbs down on many levels...

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