Based on the best-selling novel from Michael Crichton, the miniseries stars Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack, Ricky Schroder, Andre Braugher, Christa Miller, Daniel Dae Kim and Viola Davis.
The Andromeda Strain is one of the best sci-fi television events in years. A&E has done a fabulous job at creating this miniseries based off of Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel by the same name. The story centers on a U.S. military satellite that crashes in the small town of Piedmont, Utah. Once opened, the satellite unleashes a deadly plague that kills all but two in the town. As the military quarantines the area, a team of highly specialized scientists arrive to figure out what the plague, code name Andromeda, exactly is and where it came from. A reporter, who is battling a cocaine addiction, fights to bring the story to the public as he finds himself chasing the government conspiracy that wants him silenced.
The acting is superb, and the script itself was strong enough for a theatrical release if some bigger names had been attached to the project. As is though, Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack, Ricky Schroder, Andre Braugher, Christa Miller, Daniel Dae Kim, and Viola Davis do a wonderful job at keeping viewers on the edge of their seat.
Part one of the series, premieres tonight from 9-11pm et/pt, and part two airs tomorrow at the same time. A&E will without doubt be showing repeats for weeks to come, and you can also check the miniseries out on DVD June 3rd.
Review by Emma Loggins
Official site: http://www.aetv.com/the-andromeda-strain/
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