The Andromeda Strain (1971)

Directors:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Nelson Gidding

Actors:

Bart La Rue, Susan Brown, Sandra de Bruin, Glenn Langan, John Carter, Richard Bull

Synopsis:

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has alread...
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95

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

As close to the book as you'll find. Its attention to detail in the "wildfire" lab is excellent- and ahead of its time when you consider when this was released. For a sci fi and Critchton junky, this is the pure stuff. A great "smart people trying to save the world" film.
June 24, 2013
70

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

With a slightly fetishistic take on the detached sterility of research The Andromeda Strain promises, but mostly fails, to deliver an intellectual spin on the heroics of dealing with disasters. Instead of a celebration of civilization we're given serendipity and human impotence.
December 28, 2011