The Andromeda Strain

Season 1 Episode 2

The Andromeda Strain Part 2

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 27, 2008 on A&E
6.8
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The Andromeda Strain Part 2
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While the team of scientists are still frantically searching for a cure, investigative reporter Jack Nash literally comes under fire. The president has to make a difficult decision and in order to prevent a nuclear disaster that would actually strengthen the "Andromeda Strain", the team have to overcome the building's safeguards aimed at preventing contamination.moreless

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  • pretty good

    7.0
    the team races against the clock to find a cure for the extra terrestrial virus called andromeda. the team of scientists working for on the project find some interesting stuff about andromeda. this episode takes scenes from the movie, they change it a bit, but never quite right. i enjoyed watching it though. it ends almost in the same manner of the movie but not quite as fantastic. the effects were good, but i think the story needed a much better focus. too much effects were used, almost as if it's making up for a strain in production budget. it's a good mini series, it's worth watching it.moreless
  • Everything blows up. Scientists down in in the lab start making out, while people die. They stop making out long enough to discover that the strain is a coded message from Joey Greco. Steve Bartman fumbles Ricky's flying thumb, & the world is destroyed.moreless

    7.6
    For the most part...I liked it, it was a sci-fi thriller in the purest sense...however, I think all would agree that computer graphics just never do the job...in any movie no matter what the budget...it always looks cheesy. If I were a director, I would NEVER USE THAT. I'd be like...'get me an F-16, or forget it. The movie will be nominated for some special effects awards, as it was over the top for its robotics and the lab in general. The only major problem I had was the ending...throwing up Ricky's severed thumb was ill-advised...I am sure the audience, cast, crew, directors, and producers could not help but giggle once they saw that flying thumb on the screen for the first time...I mean...it was great until the dude throws the freaking thumb. I would have 'cut' that right out of the script...and gotten upset if anyone complained about it. Man..I wish Steve Bartman was there to fumble it away...and the lab got nuked at that point. I mean...What would Fonzy think? I mean it was great until that thumb went 'air-borne'...pun intended. What would Edward Scissorhands think?moreless
Rick Schroder

Rick Schroder

Major Bill Keene, MD

Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher

General George W. Mancheck

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Dr. Charlene Barton

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim

Dr. Tsi Chou

Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack

Jack Nash

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Dr. Angela Noyce

Cory Dagg

Cory Dagg

General Michaelson

Guest Star

Jonathan Potts

Jonathan Potts

Pat Terence

Guest Star

Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

Lt. Amy Deacon

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Major Bill Keane: (to Jeremy) If you set out to deliberately exterminate mankind, you couldn't do better than Andromeda.

    • Jeremy Stone: (discussing time travel) It would be nice, though, wouldn't it, to be able to go back and change things?
      Angela Noyce: I-I think a linear time frame is a key part of what it means to be human. If our really important choices could be sampled like a box of chocolates, then… our decisions would lose their meaning. What would be at stake?

    • Maj. Bill Keene: You're missing the point! Whether Andromeda is the newspaper, or it's the delivery boy who is dropping it off, the message is loud and clear: drop dead.

    • Jack Nash: Release me immediately, or I'll have my lawyer all over this!
      Col. Ferrus: (talking over him) I don't have to let you speak to a lawyer, I don't even have to acknowledge that you are in our custody. Under the Homeland Security Act you can be held here indefinitely as a terrorist threat.
      Jack Nash: Listen to me, you little tin-pot fascist, I'm not some hapless Middle Eastern exchange student with an out-of-date visa, I'm an American citizen with a very public profile. You screw with me, and you're gonna have to answer some really unpleasant questions!

    • (Capping off a list of nothing but bad news.)
      Pat Terrence: There's also a rumor at the U.N. that the blast in Utah was staged as a deliberate distraction from the vent-mining controversy.
      President Scott: (disbelieving) Oh… "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?"

    • Major Bill Keane: There has never been anything like Andromeda anywhere on the earth. This is Terra Incognita, this is alien.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Part two's opening titles included only the production company credits (A&E, Universal Pictures, Scott Free and Traveler's Rest) and the name of the miniseries. The full credits ran at the end of the broadcast so as not to distract from the resolution of the previous night's cliffhanger.

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia – April 27, 2008 on Showcase
      United Kingdom – May 11, 2008 on Sky Movies Premiere
      Denmark – July 30, 2008 on TV3+
      Czech Republic – January 23, 2009 on Prima
      Finland - September 6 (part 1), September 7 (part 2), 2010 on MTV3

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Maj. Bill Keene: If you don't ask, I won't tell.

      A direct reference to the U.S. military policy known as: "Don't ask, don't tell".
      This policy forbids homosexuals or bisexuals from disclosing their sexual orientation while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

    • President Scott: "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?"

      This line is attributed to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft who was responding to a question about how his life had changed post September 11, 2001, aside from his focus on terrorism. Ashcroft was referring to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln who was shot while he attended the play, Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre.

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