Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain Strikes Again on A&E
If you were flying over the scenic mining town of Hedley, British Columbia, last summer, you might have been a tad freaked out. You would have seen smoke and flames and rows of bodies lying dead on the street. The only sign of life: three solitary figures dressed in biohazard suits.
With luck, someone would have told you that a miniseries remake of the sci-fi classic The Andromeda Strain (May 26 and 27 at 9 pm/ET, A&E) was being shot, the bodies were local residents playing dead, and the guys in the bio-suits were famous actors. After all, in this age of global epidemics and biological warfare, it's not terribly hard to imagine this scene playing out for real.
Based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel from four decades ago, A&E's star-packed, four-hour Andromeda is the second screen adaptation (a feature was released in 1971), but exec producer Ridley Scott believes i
Fri, May 23, 2008