Ep. 02-10: The Andromeda Strain (1971)


Following the return of a satellite from space, all but two of the residents of a small New Mexico town are found dead. A team of skilled scientists is gathered in a secret, state-of-the-art lab to discover what contagion has returned with the satellite and determine a way that this deadly pathogen can be stopped.

Based on Michael Crichton’s best-selling first novel, The Andromeda Strain is a great example of a definitive science fiction film, where science plays heavily into the narrative drive. Join us as we discuss the key elements that make this film a classic, launching an entirely new sub-genre–the techno-thriller. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys escorts you into the depths of an underground research lab where a team of top scientists races the clock to save mankind.


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