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!