Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder
Directed by: Mikael Salomon
Running Time: 169 minutes
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 11 May 2015
When a US military satellite comes crashing to Earth 2 teenagers take it with them but little do they know a killer virus is attached to it. The virus kills most of the population of a small town in Utah leaving just 2 survivors, an adult male and a female baby, with no obvious reason why.
The military pull doctors and scientists from all over the US to investigate, this team is known as Wildfire and the virus is codenamed Andromeda. Wildfire at locked in to a secret underground facility to try and kill the virus while keeping the secret from the outside world until a drug abusing reporter gets hold of the story.
Andromeda is constantly adapting and any attempt to kill it results in it learning, adapting and continues to grow and spread. Despite the army quarantining the town the virus is rapidly jumping between species and will soon spread across the world if Wildfire cannot find a way to kill it. The virus is so deadly that it kills within seconds of people coming into contact with it.
Overall, The Andromeda Strain is a good 3 hour sci-fi series produced by Ridley and Tony Scott based on the novel by Michael Crichton. It has subplots to keep it interesting without overcomplicating the story or making it hard to follow. The story is interesting although there are some holes in the plot but it does keep the tension up. Some of the acting is very wooden but aside from that I found it enjoyable.
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