Andromeda Strain


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Andromeda Strain

A hypothetical, highly virulent virus that would be spread by aerosol and result in a “species-threatening event”—i.e., capable of decimating the human population. The virus was named after Michael Crighton’s novel of the same name; there is no real Andromeda Strain.
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That's Entertainment: The thriller, The Andromeda Strain opened to rave reviews telling the story of how scientists battle to save a village - and humanity - from a mystery virus.
Clips of his acclaimed films, which include ``The Set-Up,'' ``The Andromeda Strain,'' ``The Sand Pebbles'' and ``The Day the Earth Stood Still,'' will be shown, and Leonard Maltin of ``Entertainment Tonight'' and the author of the popular guide to film on video will interview Wise on stage.
Add such as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park to his CV, and there's every reason to expect great things from his latest novel.
In a new twist on the hallmark Andromeda Strain, former medic Gerritsen injects tension and topicality into a tale of genetic research taken a step too far in the name of progress.
MRSA - officially called Staphylococcus aureus but nicknamed the Andromeda Strain because of its potency - is common in hospitals where patients have often built up resistance to standard antibiotics and others specially designed to combat it.
Jane and I published together for nearly 30 years, starting in 1969 with The Andromeda Strain.
Kline's credits also include The Andromeda Strain, Soylent Green, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Body Heat.
His credits include HANG 'EM HIGH, THE BOSTON STRANGLER, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, SOYLENT GREEN, BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE TERMINAL MAN, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, BODY HEAT and BREATHLESS.
keynote presentation by visionary filmmaker Douglas Trumbull, whose credits in the area of visual effects include 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Andromeda Strain, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek The Motion Picture, and Blade Runner.
He subsequently influenced moviegoers around the world with stunning visual effects for films such as THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE, and BLADE RUNNER.
In addition to "Congo," novelist/screenwriter Michael Crichton is the bestselling author of the novels "Disclosure," "Rising Sun," "Jurassic Park," "Sphere," "Eaters of the Dead," "The Great Train Robbery," "The Terminal Man" and "The Andromeda Strain.
What emerges is the kind of book a young Crichton might have delivered in his Andromeda Strain heyday.