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." ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Do yourself a favor and watch the original 1971 version instead. Although dated, it is a far better movie with better science. The 2008 version is padded with unnecessary characters, political correctness, silly science and every cliche plot device Hollywood insists on putting into these movies.
This is another example of unimaginative TV screenwriters diminishing a good story by weaving it with formula governmental intrigue to make a social and political point. From this movie one might gather that government conspiracy, military ineptitude, and misuse of science are what the original story was about. It was not.
The good news is the acting was only half bad and the thread of the original story could almost be followed. Watch it on TV if nothing else is on but do spend money to rent it.
Better still watch the original movie from the early 70s. It is much better and mostly captures the book. It is good but not great, so if you are a reader, read the book first, then watch the original movie. Again, leave this version for when you are really bored and there is nothing else on TV.
This was a little drawn out not to mention long luckly I recorded it on DVR so I could fast forward through the commercials, the story was lacking, the acting was good, lots of familar faces and the special effects were pourly done, I would catch this on A&E instead wasting space in your Queue..............Enjoy