The Andromeda Strain

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Factual error: When the doctors are testing the contagiousness of Andromeda on the rats and monkey, in a highly secure, bio-sealed environment, the robotic arm that does the work simply pushes the containers together - no seals, no suction or vacuum. There would be absolutely no chance whatsoever of a real bio-research lab doing this so casually.

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Factual error: When Tsi recalls the incident in China with the disease, the camera shows an Army officer banging on the door of the hospital; we can see that the glass is wire-reinforced safety glass. The officer (actually, it is an unexplained other actor) then uses the butt of his pistol to break the glass. In real life, this kind of glass is too strong for this to be possible. And even if a super-strong person could break it, it would fall clumped up, as safety glass is designed to do. But here, it shatters into several large shards. (01:08:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jeremy calls Jack, Jeremy is in an office alone. At one point there is a shadow in the background of a person moving around. Since nobody else is in the scene, it must be a crew member. (01:19:20)

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Dr. Jeremy Stone: So, you're saying they survived Andromeda because they had the same level of stomach acid? That's brilliant.

Dr. Angela Noyce: I think a linear time frame is a key part of what 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?


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