The Andromeda Strain (1971)


Robert Wise


Nelson Gidding


Len Wayland, Garry Walberg, Michael Pataki, Quinn K. Redeker, David McLean, Emory Parnell


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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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

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