Remember how good the movie was?
Yeah, well, the two parter of The Andromeda Strain that'll be shown on A&E starting memorial day is not that good.
OK, I can live with the error about Buckminster Fuller discovering "Buckyballs", rather than having them named after him.
But come on! Having the WILDFIRE site powered by a small nuclear reactor with an open pile, looking like a fuel rod storage pool, complete with the blue glow of Cherenkov radiation.
And then there's the wormhole from whence came the Andromeda Strain.
Don't forget the secondary and tertiary sub-plots concerning a substance abusing reporter AND a Government Conspiracy, a la The X-Files.
OY! Just... Oy.
The first part IS pretty good, and 3/4ths of the second part holds the attention, but, yeah, the whole reactor thing just ruined it for me.
Your milage may vary.
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(found on the space.com website)
A monument to Laika, the first dog to go into space, standing on top of a rocket, is unveiled in Moscow, Friday, April 11, 2008. Russian officials on Friday unveiled the monument to Laika, a mongrel dog whose flight to space more than 50-years ago paved the way for human space missions. The small monument is located near a military research facility in Moscow that prepared Laika's flight to space on Nov. 3, 1957. Credit: AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky.