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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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  »


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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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In the source novel by Michael Crichton, the main scientists were mainly white (presumably) heterosexual men, but Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the teleplay for this remake made the decision to change the characters' ethnicities, sexualities, and genders because, he said in a May 2008 interview with Brent Hartinger on afterelton.com, "If you're going to update the story, which is our mandate, you have an obligation to reflect the world as it is." Schenkkan further said that he decided to include the brief reference to Keene (Ricky Schroder) being gay because of a principle invented by Crichton in the original novel, the "Odd Man Hypothesis," which states that in a time of crisis, an unmarried, unattached person [Crichton specified a man] with no family to distract him would have the best chance of making rational, unbiased, unemotional decisions. See more »


In describing the black matter on the satellite, Dr. Tsi Chou tells Dr. Stone "This is nanotechnology light-years ahead of anything anyone is doing right now." A light-year is not a measure of time; it is a measure of distance. However, the statement is the same as saying "they are miles ahead of us": time itself has no reference in this instance. Dr. Chou is simply using distance to demonstrate how far ahead the technology is, not time. See more »


[first lines]
Jeff Megan: [to Suzie] That's a lion out there. And a triangle.
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References One Million Years B.C. (1966) See more »

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Embarrassingly awful
27 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Hard to believe such a great book and movie could be ruined by infantile, cheap, melodramatic, two-dimensional writing, directing and camera-work, but this is a great example of how it can be done. Unwatchable. Pointless love story. Robotic characters. TV-style, quick-take, short-attention-spanning, wannabe thriller movie-making. One hopes the director and writer never get another TV credit again. Crichton should sue. I could tell from the first 30 seconds of the film that it was going to disappoint and be as predictable and unimaginative as it was. Not even HBO for pre-schoolers. See the original ASAP! IT can be watched ten times and not be as boring as this remake.

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