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The Andromeda Strain by dusty-abell The Andromeda Strain by dusty-abell
Here's another quicky of one of my favorite Science Fiction films, one of my favorite Robert Wise films and one of my favorite Michael Crichton films all rolled into one. It's a methodical procedural that keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The technology on display and the premise itself must have been remarkably original and new to audiences back when the movie debuted in 1971, keep that in mind if you ever sit down to watch it. It also has one of the most frightning sequences I've ever seen in a film, when the two lead scientists are airlifted into a town thats been affected by something that they have to identify before its too late. Don't wanna spoil it for you. I also appreciate the fact that Wise cast really engaging character actors for the 4 lead scientist rolls, even the lead James Olson isn't your typical "leading man" type, he was in a ton of TV, as well as the movies Moon Zero 2, Ragtime, Amityville 2 & Commando. Kate Reid who plays Dr. Ruth Leavitt is one of my favorites in the movie, shes cantankerous as hell . Reid was in a LOT of televison including my favorite part of hers, Aunt Lil Trotter in DALLAS!
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Atariboy2600 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I soooooo love this movie saw it in theater when they re-leased it in the early 70s and I still have the VHS tape and Laserdics of it^_^
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jcameronmcclain Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Writer
The funny thing is, I can see this basically as is, in a cartoon miniseries. Great story, and yeah, as someone who saw it way back when, this really captures the characters as portrayed. I missed the silent vicious dogs from the book, though. 
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Mr-Anonymuse Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I remember this very well

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Engine97 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome Pic of One of the best films ever made!!! excellent job!!!!
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devilman2465 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A fave movie of mine.  Heck, most of your art seems to be a record of MY life and times.
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johnmiic Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
The actress plaing that woman scientist looked like my late Mother. Scary!
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QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Did you know that this movie actually got rated G by the Motion Picture Association of America? Even the people making the movie evidently thought the G rating was too lenient, because the trailer has a text message which states "Rated G-but may be too intense for younger children".
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TheSnowe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
lol I know I have the movie and when I saw it was rated G, I was just like "Really?"
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yelahttam Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
This is a quickie? You rule, Dusty. - mh
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coalesceny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great movie!
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Great film and book. The remake was ok but didn't have the impact.
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markcartoonguy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I love this...Andromeda Strain is one of my all time faves, I always considered it to be a cult film that most people
brushed off as being too much content and not enough action (just the opposite of most sci-fi movies nowadays)
I am surprised at how many people just here in the forum have even heard of it. I never bothered to watch the
remake they are almost always a disappointment.
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CD-B2 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of my favorite movies of all time! It's probably too slow-moving for today's audiences but back in the day it scared the living daylights out of me! It's probably the first Michael Crichton book adapted for film.
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MayhemAce Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know if you've ever seen this movie,but it's one of my favorite obscure movies of all time. It was an anthology movie from the eighties that featured three stories from different genres. One was an adaption of the Sherlock Holmes story The Silver Blaze, one was a new version of the story The Rocking Horse Winner, and the third was by Isaac Asimov and i can't remember the title of it. Kate Reid played a nurse who mwas assigned to take care of a cro-magnon
child who had been displaced in time by a government experiment. They grew very bclose and when the time came to send the child back to his own time she protested and said that the child would pine without her and die. So she decides
to make the ultimate sacrifice and go back with the child she has grown to love as her own. Andromeda Strain is one of my favorite movies of all time. The scene where the scientists have to make that mad race to stop the self destruction of the lab, dodging lasers as they go is one of the most suspenseful sequences ever.
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kgreene Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Love this movie too! Not a fast movie so I don't know if it will appeal to everyone. Tense, deliberate pace. And a great finish as well. Great piece. And, in a huge coincidence, I found a cool Japanese movie poster for this very movie about 20 minutes ago.
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ArchangelMemnoch Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
601!?!? Really great job. Love it.
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BrianThomasX Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... Thanks for giving props to this film! It's been kinda lost in the Modern SciFi age of special effects and big bombastic story telling. Love the unconventional casting; no one is young or beautiful which clearly went against the grain then...and now.

BTX
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StephenBJones Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
creepy good movie
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RM73 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
great movie and great art buddy.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks pal, means a lot................
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VictorRay Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I hope it looks as good as this artwork!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Way better...........
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stvnhthr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
That movie totally creeped me out, especially after my military training with Nuclear Biological and Chemical agents. Nice work!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks man, much appreciated!
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Frohickey Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
A powerful image. The film has lost none of its power. This is a great piece. I wish you were doing a graphic novel of it. Beautiful stuff. (This is a DVD case image I made for my copy of the film; [link] )
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Man, they can't get a Bluray of this out soon enough for me...nice custom cover, the official dvd one blows!
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Frohickey Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Thanks man. :D
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DragonScholar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Andromeda Strain fanart? You are awesome. A show that should not be forgotten for its mix of brains, horror, acting and some nice stylistic choices.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks man, i agree, more people need to get this one in their Netflix queues.........
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TheGeneLantern Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
SO wonderful, Dusty! One of my all-time favorite films!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Sweet, thanks!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Oh Man! an all time favorite of mine as well. Probably Critchton's first best book, as well as his first. So nice to see fan art from it. I was nearly roused to anger when I saw the recently made for TV version. What a POS! The very scene that you site is also probably my favorite as well, but in the remake they managed to remove nearly all sense of mystery and anxiety from that scene. People just can't make movies any more.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
I honestly have never given the remake a shot, it just looks horrible................. Glad ya liked this though!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I like your drawing a lot! very nice.
I would not waste my(or your)time on the remake. In my opinion, it stank of the current generation that simply cannot read between the lines, or understand inference. They must have everything spelled out in simple specific terms or they cannot understand what is going on in a film, TV show, or even a book(like they actually read!).
I tried to show a couple of teenage nephews of a friend, "The Legend of Hell House". I was trying to keep the two entertained until their uncle came home. So I figured I'd show them a cool horror movie that i was sure they had never seen before. What a mistake! They were completely confused from the moment the film started. All they did was ask questions instead of shutting up and watching the movie to see what it all meant. A very sad state of affairs. Ever see the movie "Idiocracy"? A comedy but all too true!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great work again man! I actually just watched this for the first time recently, and I have to say it was really good! Doug Trumbull's art direction was amazing.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Indeed, glad you enjoyed it! Tell your friends.........
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StevenWilcox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great book and great piece, Dusty. Good to see a new post from you. :D
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks man............
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StevenWilcox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course, Dusty. :D
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Dimsdale00 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
WOW!!!! This movie was soooooooooo scary!!! and so smartly done. Another of my favorites!!! Thank you for sharing your excellent work once again:) Great characterization! Made my day:)
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Glad to hear you enjoyed it.........
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Robby-Robert Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I saw this film in the theatre when it opened. Scared the dickens out of me, and I was 11.
Great film, great drawing.
Robert.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks Robert, back when u could take your whole family to a scary movie.............
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional
Love the book too. That whole scene in the town with dried-to-dust you know what... Freaky as hell. Am I right in my memory of Kate Reid's character actually being a man in the novel, though?
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Glad you liked it............
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional
Spot on job with this image though, bud. Really like your style. Very nice series you're doing. Well. I assume it's a series. First Jaws. Then this. What's next I wonder?
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
That is correct.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
EXCELLENT!! I thought I was the only one who had an appreciation for James Olson... I thought he was great as the Catholic priest in "Amityville 2"... which most people don't seem to realize is actually a prequel to "The Amityville Horror", and which is, in my opinion, a far better movie than its "classic" predecessor.

And by the way I'm a big Robert Wise fan as well.

This is a great tribute drawing to a great movie!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks Bryan, I really appreciate the kind words..........
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AtlasFan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Nice! That was a great film. Would love to see another Crichton piece - WESTWORLD.
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