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Old 12-07-2012, 10:15 AM
beowulff beowulff is offline
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Presumably yes, he got dissolved - and became part of the "super colony."
Although I liked the movie (it's tense, and not too stupid), the solution to the Andromeda strain problem was very, very weak. Remember, all they did was seed clouds, so the colony was rained into the ocean. I find that a really lame solution - all it would take was one microscopic particle to start the whole thing over again. The Andromeda Strain can live on any energy, so it could undoubtedly survive in sunlight forever. Granted, it didn't do will in our atmosphere, but that didn't kill it.

The problem with the Andromeda Strain (at least, as presented in the movie), is that there really was no solution...