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The Andromeda Strain

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Overview

Adapted from the best-selling novel by author Michael Crichton, director Mikael Salomon's made for television mini-series follows a group of specialized scientists as they race to cure a fast-spreading plague. A U.S. military satellite has crashed near a small Utah town, unleashing a deadly pathogen. Everyone who's come into contact with the virus has died, except for two survivors. Could something in the blood of these two survivors prove the key to immunizing the rest of mankind and preventing a devastating ...
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Overview

Adapted from the best-selling novel by author Michael Crichton, director Mikael Salomon's made for television mini-series follows a group of specialized scientists as they race to cure a fast-spreading plague. A U.S. military satellite has crashed near a small Utah town, unleashing a deadly pathogen. Everyone who's come into contact with the virus has died, except for two survivors. Could something in the blood of these two survivors prove the key to immunizing the rest of mankind and preventing a devastating outbreak? Now, as a lone reporter begins investigating what he believes to be a vast government conspiracy, the military quarantines the area and a specialized team of scientists race to find a cure for the pathogen they have given the code name, "Andromeda."
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Special Features

Terra Incognita: The making of Andromeda Strain; Visual effects breakdowns; Photo and design gallery; Feature audio commentary with director Mikael Salomon, executive producers David W. Zucker and Tom Thayer, and editor Scott Vickrey
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • UPC: 025195029193
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Slip Sleeve / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,885

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Benjamin Bratt Dr. Jeremy Stone
Eric McCormack Jack Nash
Christa Miller Dr. Angela Noyce
Daniel Dae Kim Dr. Tsi Chou
Viola Davis Dr. Charlene Barton
Rick Schroder Major Bill Keene, MD
Andre Braugher General George Mancheck
Justin Louis Col. Ferrus
Technical Credits
Mikael Salomon Director
Denise Chaman Casting
Jon Joffin Cinematographer
Scout Masterson Casting
Joel Richard Score Composer
Robert Schenkkan Screenwriter
Ridley Scott Executive Producer
Tony Scott Executive Producer
Tom Thayer Executive Producer
Scott Vickrey Editor
Jerry Wanek Production Designer
David Zucker Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Andromeda Strain
1. Celestial Body [4:25]
2. Quarantine the Area [5:49]
3. Initiating Wildfire [6:42]
4. Team Introductions [4:40]
5. Approaching Target [5:33]
6. Ground Zero [6:07]
7. Two Survivors [4:21]
8. Decontamination [6:04]
9. Nuclear Sterilization [5:21]
10. Bio Containment Vessel [4:48]
11. Airborne and Lethal [3:04]
12. Nanotechnology [3:50]
13. From Outer Space [2:41]
14. Alien Origins [5:43]
15. Terra Incognita [6:10]
16. Project Scoop [6:00]
17. Kept In the Dark [6:24]
18. End Titles [1:23]
Disc #2 -- Andromeda Strain
1. System Failure [5:01]
2. Terrorist Attack [5:08]
3. In Violation [7:08]
4. Drop Dead [6:22]
5. Adapts & Communicates [7:59]
6. Making a Connection [4:29]
7. Vulnerability Found [2:17]
8. Future Message [4:57]
9. Bacterium From Hell [4:00]
10. Quarantine Breached [7:44]
11. Alien Image [3:49]
12. Time To Go [5:38]
13. Self-Destruct Initiated [3:43]
14. System Compromised [2:50]
15. Mo More Options [5:42]
16. We Got It! [1:39]
17. Search For Truth [5:59]
18. End Titles [2:58]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    See the 1971 film instead

    I wanted to like this mini-series. But wanting to like it isn’t the same as liking it. I expected better from something with Ridley Scott's name attached to it. Now that I’m reading the novel again, I’m reminded how good the 1971 film was. I think this was a missed opportunity. The original film had a focus that this version lacked. They could have dug deeper with what we know about science now, but instead they opted for numerous distracting storylines and blowing things up. Many times a mini-series can be better than the original, because it has the time to explore more details from the book. The mini-series of Stephen King’s The Shining was better and truer to the book than the Stanley Kubrick film. The same can also be said of the mini-series of East of Eden starring Jane Seymour, and the one of Jane Eyre starring Timothy Dalton. The Andromeda Strain could have been a very intelligent and exciting exploration of the novel. Instead they went for special effects, strange and irrational tangents, and an obvious political agenda. What were they thinking? I really have to ask. I wonder if the creators of this version of The Andromeda Strain wanted to twist Crichton’s story into an environmental cautionary tale in part to get back at him for his skeptical views on climate change. So far the only people who seem to have really liked this version are those who have not read the book or seen the 1971 film. I think when you’ve had steak, it’s very tough to settle for hamburger. At least this will inspire people to read Crichton’s novel and hopefully, discover his other books as well.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Good Remake

    This remake of this science fiction classic surpasses the original film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Read or see originals

    The original movie and book were way, way better. I had great hope for this new movie but was greatly disappointed. Many of the premises for the subplots and main plot line were never revealed or had to be told to you, whereas the original version and the book revealed information in a much more satisfying and suspenseful way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This movie was very exciting. I watched it on A&E on channel 46. It was scary, adventrous, and entertaining. The movie is sorta of sad, but action filled. I would recomend this movie to everyone.

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