Topic: The Andromeda Strain
A movie, based on a novel by Michael Crichton. Directed by Robert Wise. It was one of the first *real* science based SF movies ever. This time no slimy aliens or monsters from the sea. It is about a probe which crash landed in a very, very small village - Piedmont, new Mexico. I think the inhabitant count was 56. Really small...
The movie is about a crisis in the US biological warfare. No explosions, no shoot outs. But extremely interesting and nerv wrecking. It's one of the most intelligent SF movies I ever saw. I won't tell you too much about it, because it would probably be a good idea to watch it. That movie premiered 1971 at March 12. But is lost not a bit of the actual meaning in it's warning about biological weapons.
Oh - in 2008 there was a remake... Of course everything had to be modern. In the original movie the main character was called "Dr. Jeremy Stone". A scientist in his 60s. The remake had a Dr. Jeremy Stone in his early 30s. Divorced, two children, full of problems. In the original movie there was a woman - Dr. Leavitt - she was ugly, smoking all the time and she was looking like a toad. But - she was absolutely authentic! In the remake Dr. Leavitt was a model in her 20s. Sexy looking, black glasses to make the "Doctor of Science" believable and every now and then she had to open her hair... And a lot of explosions, guns and cops. You see the difference?
And now the main question - does anyone of you know about that movie...?