A while back Simply Stating The Obvious held a contest.  I entered on May 20th because, well, who wouldn’t want a prize package that included prizes like

a The Andromeda Strain t-shirt

The Andromeda Strain DVD Collection featuring both the 2008 A&E miniseries
and the Oscar-nominated 1971 film

The Andromeda Strain novel by Michael Crichton

Then on May 26th, I was informed that I had won.

Now I have the final update on the Andromeda Strain contest.  The prize package arrived yesterday and we got to watch the A&E remake without any commercials.  They did a really good job with it and frankly I’m glad we waited until the prize package arrived so that we could watch the whole thing in one sitting.  The cliffhanger at the end of the first disk would have just been too much.

The overall story was very good.  It stayed true to the Michael Crichton novel and the original movie while at the same time it devoted time to exploring the question that was on everyone’s mind: Where did the Andromeda Strain come from and why was it sent?  The explanation they provided wasn’t by any stretch the only one, but it was good and they did a good job with it.

Once again, My thanks to Simply Stating the Obvious and A&E for the contest and the prizes.

Oh, I have to mention that the prize package had one extra item in it that wasn’t mentioned.
“The Andromeda Strain anti-bacterial hand sanitizing gel” a nice touch, that.

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