The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

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Dr. Mark Hall: Air doesn't matter! Blood does. That's the answer.

Dr. Mark Hall: Most of them died instantly, but a few had time to go quietly nuts.

Dr. Rudolph Karp: Fools! They refuse to believe life exists in meteorites. I showed them at the astrophysics conference what I just showed you. But no! Even with a microscope they are blind! But what do I have to do? Hit them over the head?

Mic-T: A.A. analysis results are ready, Dr. Dutton.
Dr. Charles Dutton: Something's wrong. It's not registering.
Mic-T: Yes, it is, sir. It's just registering double-zero, double-zero.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dutton and Hall are viewing the monitor showing where the two patients are, Dutton's symbol (initial "D" on the monitor) is shown leaving the room on the monitor. When the monitor is shown again, Dutton's and Hall's symbols are both in the room. The characters had not left the room as of yet. (00:59:15)

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Trivia: This film was among the first to use early computer rendering and digital visual effects.

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Question: If the Andromeda "Incident" at Piedmont and the facility were top secret, ever wonder what they did with the old man who knew of both? (I'm excluding the baby, since he can't talk or remember).

Answer: The government would have concocted an official story about what happened in Piedmont—attributing it to some natural disaster. The old man had dementia, was alcoholic, and suffered a severe emotional trauma, so it’s doubtful many would give much credence to anything he had to say. He was also confined to a small area of the Wildfire complex and was given minimal information about what it was or where he was at. In his confused mental state at the time, he probably would have remembered little about what actually happened.

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