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The Most Miraculous Fictional Cure-Alls (and Where to Find Them)

Medicine is hard. You have to diagnose people's illnesses, run tests, and prescribe treatments. But what if you could just give out a one-size-fits-all treatment? There are lots of miraculous panaceas in science fiction and fantasy, which can fix any problem. Here are the five types of fictional miracle cures. » 4/11/13 1:00pm 4/11/13 1:00pm

Michael Crichton: Evil, Or Just A Crazy Luddite?

Arguably the science fiction writer who's achieved the most mainstream success in the past few decades is Michael Crichton, whose works include the Andromeda Strain, Westworld and (most famously) Jurassic Park. So it's too bad Crichton achieved his success by being an evil luddite, writes Star Dragon author Mike… » 7/21/08 4:44pm 7/21/08 4:44pm

New Andromeda Strain Will Be More Widescreen And Splodey Than Original

The Ridley Scott/Tony Scott-produced Andromeda Strain miniseries got a new trailer and an airdate: Memorial Day weekend. The new trailer includes a few snippets of cast interviews, but also shows more of the tense showdown between Benjamin Bratt and Andre Braugher over the impossibility of stopping the fast-mutating… » 4/15/08 11:00am 4/15/08 11:00am

Alien Plague Eats Town, In Ridley Scott's "Andromeda"

The original classic of plague lit, Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain, is getting a classy remake as an A&E miniseries. Produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, the new Andromeda looks like it'll bring all of the intensity, and grit of the novel, but with more of an action-movie spin. Best of all, it'll sacrifice none of… » 3/19/08 6:30am 3/19/08 6:30am

Andromeda Strain Reborn As Miniseries On A&E

One point that Battlestar Galactica keeps trying to hammer home is "All this has happened before, and will happen again." With yet another scifi remake on the horizon, they may be more right than they know. The Sci Fi channel announced back in 2004 that they would be making a miniseries version of Michael Crichton's… » 11/13/07 11:09am 11/13/07 11:09am