Dr. Jeremy Stone's team desperately examines the staggeringly rapid and radical mutations of the Andromeda organism, which thus obtains carriers and eats through anything, even the pilot's breathing ...
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
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 »
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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