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The Andromeda Strain

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The Andromeda Strain was a movie released on Earth. It involved a group of scientists who try to find a cure for a lethal, quickly mutating virus that came to Earth from outer space. Most of the story takes place in a high-security underground research facility.

In 2154, Trip Tucker and Hoshi Sato were confined to decon, infected with a silicon-based virus. The situation reminded Tucker of the movie The Andromeda Strain.

Unaware of the film's premise, the semi-delirious Sato thought the movie was about a "Doctor Andromeda" who builds a monster that eventually kills him. Upon learning the movie's premise, she concluded that all of Tucker's movies were very similar, and that she had difficulty trying to keep the stories straight. (ENT: "Observer Effect")

The Andromeda Strain was released in 1971 and was directed by Robert Wise, who later directed Star Trek: The Motion Picture and photographed by Richard H. Kline, who was also director of photography on the first Star Trek film. It was based on a novel by author Michael Crichton. Five Trek veterans – Kermit Murdock, Garry Walberg, Bart LaRue, Michael Pataki and Walker Edmiston – appeared in the movie.

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