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the_DT
andromeda_NP
strain_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
greatest_JJS
science_NN
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film_NN
ever_RB
made_VBN
._.
i_PP
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is_BEZ
very_RB
sweeping_JJ
statement_NN
,_,
so_RB
i'll_???
qualify_VB
it_NN
by_IN
adding_VBG
that_DT
the_DT
andromeda_NP
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of_IN
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the_DT
label_NN
of_IN
"_"
science_NN
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,_,
"_"
stories_NNS
in_IN
which_WDT
speculative_JJ
science_NN
is_BEZ
at_IN
the_DT
core_NN
of_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
._.
2001_CD
:_:
a_DT
space_NN
odyssey_NN
is_BEZ
probably_RB
a_DT
better_JJR
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
really_RB
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as_IN
science_NN
fiction_NN
if_CS
you_PP
consider_VB
metaphysics_NN
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
science_NN
._.
most_DT
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classify_VB
as_CS
science_NN
fiction_NN
,_,
or_CC
sf_NN
,_,
are_BER
really_RB
just_RB
fantasy_NN
,_,
action_NN
or_CC
horror_NN
stories_NNS
set_VB
in_IN
a_DT
futuristic_JJ
setting_NN
._.
the_DT
andromeda_NP
strain_NN
starts_VBZ
out_RP
with_IN
two_CD
soldiers_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
high-tech_NN
(_(
for_IN
1970_CD
)_)
van_NN
looking_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
crashed_VBD
satellite_NN
in_IN
a_DT
tiny_JJ
new_JJ
mexico_NP
town_NN
._.
something_PN
bad_JJ
happens_VBZ
to_TO
them_PP
._.
pictures_NNS
from_IN
a_DT
reconnaissance_NN
plane_NN
show_VB
a_DT
shocking_JJ
sight_NN
._.
apparently_RB
everyone_PN
in_IN
the_DT
town_NN
is_BEZ
dead_JJ
._.
the_DT
authorities_NNS
call_VB
a_DT
"_"
wildfire_NN
alert_JJ
,_,
"_"
summoning_NN
four_CD
scientists_NNS
,_,
all_PDT
but_IN
one_CD
of_IN
them_PP
somewhat_RB
reluctant_JJ
,_,
to_IN
a_DT
super-secret_JJ
underground_JJ
germ_NN
warfare_NN
laboratory_NN
in_IN
nevada_NP
._.
two_CD
of_IN
scientists_NNS
,_,
stone_NN
and_CC
hall_NN
,_,
fly_NN
directly_RB
to_IN
the_DT
town_NN
in_IN
space_NN
suits_VBZ
and_CC
find_NN
a_DT
town_NN
where_CS
almost_RB
every_DT
single_JJ
resident_NN
literally_RB
dropped_VBN
in_IN
their_PP$
tracks_NNS
,_,
their_PP$
blood_NN
turned_VBD
to_TO
powder_VB
in_IN
their_PP$
veins_NNS
._.
some_DT
went_VBD
insane_JJ
before_IN
they_PP
died_VBD
and_CC
two_CD
of_IN
them_PP
,_,
a_DT
baby_NN
and_CC
an_DT
old_JJ
wino_???
,_,
are_BER
miraculously_RB
still_RB
alive_JJ
._.
they_PP
take_VB
the_DT
survivors_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
satellite_NN
back_NN
to_IN
the_DT
lab_NN
,_,
where_CS
stone_NN
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the_DT
white_JJ
house_NN
to_IN
call_NN
up_RP
a_DT
"_"
directive_NN
712_CD
,_,
"_"
an_DT
executive_NN
order_NN
to_IN
cauterize_JJ
the_DT
area_NN
around_IN
the_DT
town_NN
with_IN
a_DT
nuclear_JJ
bomb_NN
._.
what_WDT
they_PP
find_VB
on_IN
the_DT
satellite_NN
when_CS
they_PP
get_VB
back_RP
to_IN
the_DT
lab_NN
is_BEZ
andromeda_NP
,_,
an_DT
organism_NN
that_CS
defies_VBZ
all_PDT
the_DT
normal_JJ
rules_NNS
of_IN
earth-like_JJ
life_NN
and_CC
mutates_NNS
as_IN
it_PP
grows_VBZ
._.
their_PP$
only_JJ
hope_NN
to_IN
cure_NN
it_PP
is_BEZ
to_IN
find_NN
out_RP
what_WDT
a_NN
perfectly_RB
healthy_JJ
baby_NN
boy_NN
has_HVZ
in_IN
common_JJ
with_IN
an_DT
old_JJ
derelict_JJ
._.
what_WDT
they_PP
find_VB
out_RP
is_BEZ
that_DT
organism_NN
feeds_NNS
directly_RB
on_IN
energy_NN
and_CC
that_DT
detonating_NN
the_DT
a-bomb_NN
over_IN
the_DT
town_NN
would_MD
only_RB
spread_VB
it_PP
across_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
planet_NN
._.
they_PP
barely_RB
call_VB
off_RP
the_DT
bombing_NN
in_IN
time_NN
._.
but_CC
then_RB
the_DT
organism_NN
mutates_NNS
into_IN
something_PN
that_CS
threatens_VBZ
to_IN
eat_VB
through_IN
the_DT
labs_NNS
defenses_NNS
and_CC
break_NN
out_RP
._.
this_DT
triggers_NNS
the_DT
lab_NN
's_POS
last-ditch_NN
defense_NN
mechanism_NN
,_,
an_DT
atomic_JJ
bomb_NN
._.
to_IN
those_DT
raised_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
brainless_NN
action_NN
fare_NN
that_CS
pollutes_NNS
movie_NN
theaters_NNS
these_DT
days_NNS
,_,
the_DT
andromeda_NP
strain_NN
will_MD
probably_RB
seem_VB
interminably_RB
slow_JJ
._.
much_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
people_NN
standing_NN
around_IN
looking_VBG
at_IN
video_NN
screens_NNS
and_CC
computer_NN
readouts_NNS
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
the_DT
characters_NNS
see_VB
on_IN
those_DT
screens_NNS
ratchets_NNS
up_IN
the_DT
tension_NN
with_IN
every_DT
turn_NN
of_IN
the_DT
screw_NN
._.
the_DT
performances_NNS
are_BER
universally_RB
fine_JJ
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
actors_NNS
keeping_VBG
things_NNS
low-key_JJ
and_CC
restrained_JJ
,_,
just_RB
like_IN
scientists_NNS
._.
to_IN
me_PP
,_,
the_DT
real_JJ
appeal_NN
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
it_PP
shows_VBZ
scientists_NNS
acting_VBG
like_IN
scientists_NNS
and_CC
makes_VBZ
it_PP
seem_VB
exciting_JJ
._.
we_PP
follow_VB
the_DT
logic_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
deduction_NN
step_NN
by_IN
methodical_JJ
step_NN
,_,
puzzling_VBG
like_IN
they_PP
do_DO
every_DT
time_NN
andromeda_NP
behaves_VBZ
in_IN
a_DT
way_NN
we_PP
don't_DO
expect_VB
._.
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
only_RB
available_JJ
on_IN
wide_JJ
screen_NN
on_IN
dvd_???
and_CC
that_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
way_NN
to_IN
see_VB
it_NN
._.
it_PP
was_BEDZ
originally_RB
rated_VBN
g_NN
when_CS
first_OD
released_VBN
but_IN
it_PP
now_RB
carries_VBZ
the_DT
pg_NP
rating_NN
,_,
mostly_RB
for_IN
very_RB
mild_JJ
nudity_NN
and_CC
one_CD
scene_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
a_DT
body_NN
's_POS
wrist_NN
is_BEZ
slashed_VBN
,_,
spilling_VBG
its_PP$
powdered_JJ
blood_NN
._.
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