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A for Andromeda (2006)

In the Yorkshire Dales, a group of scientists receive radio signals from the Andromeda Galaxy. Once decoded, these give them a computer program that can design a human clone. One physicist ... See full summary »

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John Strickland

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John Elliot (screenplay), Richard Fell (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Hardy ... John Fleming
Charlie Cox ... Dennis Bridger
Kelly Reilly ... Christine Jones / Andromeda
Jane Asher ... Professor Madeleine Dawnay
David Haig ... General Vandenberg
Colin Stinton ... Kaufman
Robert Gill Robert Gill ... Scientist
Thushani Weerasekera Thushani Weerasekera ... Teacher
Janet Spencer-Turner Janet Spencer-Turner ... Doctor
David Maybrick ... Orderly
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In the Yorkshire Dales, a group of scientists receive radio signals from the Andromeda Galaxy. Once decoded, these give them a computer program that can design a human clone. One physicist decides it is a Trojan horse and decides to destroy the computer. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El proyecto Andrómeda See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The production was broadcast live to mirror A for Andromeda (1961). The same was true of The Quatermass Experiment (2005), which was a remake of The Quatermass Experiment (1953). Both A for Andromeda (1961) and The Quatermass Experiment (1953) are acclaimed BBC science fiction serials which are largely missing from the archives. See more »

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An uninspired remake
27 March 2006 | by stuart_pooreSee all my reviews

** Contains minor spoiler**

Despite being a remake of the 1960s BBC series, this comes across as an uninspired cross between Contact and Species. It is filmed using the typical cheap BBC Sci-Fi manner i.e. dull, grey, overcast and in a quarry. They spend the budget on the one "special effect", which is, of course, destroyed at the end. The story is unconvincing and the basic science is badly flawed (real time communication to Andromeda anyone?)

It tries to pad out a thin story line with the addition of a few extraneous few subplots, namely a love triangle, some espionage and the oh so stereotypical "government subverting science for evil" thing. Even Jane Asher can't drag this up from being a long, slow, and predictable hour and a half.


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