History YMMV / TheAndromedaStrain

24th Aug '13 3:44:55 PM Kalaong
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* DeathOfTheAuthor: The producers used Crichton's [[AuthorExistenceFailure declining health]] to [[AssPull shove]] a GreenAesop into one of his seminal [[YouCanPanicNow Panic Is Evil]] works.
27th Jul '13 9:43:00 AM Dante668
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* FridgeLogic: The old man and baby survived because their bodies' pH wasn't normal. But pH can be affected by a ''lot'' of health conditions, including such mundane things as being ''on a diet''. Were there no diabetics in the entire town? No bulimic teens? Nobody who started to hyperventilate when they looked out their window and saw some of the neighbors keel over in the street?
** It didn't kill everyone immediately... some of them went 'quietly nuts' and committed suicide when they saw what had happened to their neighbours...




* FridgeBrilliance: The confusion Hall has over stopping the nuke instead of "firing the thing" is a legitimate worry on his part, because he still has final say on allowing it to go off if [[GodzillaThreshold the need arises]].
6th Jun '13 12:05:22 PM Zeego
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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Literally. The producers used Crichton's declining health to [[AssPull shove]] a GreenAesop into one of his seminal [[YouCanPanicNow Panic Is Evil]] works.

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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Literally. The producers used Crichton's declining health to [[AssPull shove]] a GreenAesop into one of his seminal [[YouCanPanicNow Panic Is Evil]] works.
23rd May '13 2:18:37 PM MRAustin
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* TooDumbToLive: Leavitt enters the Wildfire facility fully admitting to a phobia of red lights that paralyses her and turns her into a convulsing lump. The facility science experiments have flashing red lights when a success is recorded. Leavitt nearly destroys the world when she goes catatonic when a red flashing light signifies a cure has been discovered on her watch.

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* TooDumbToLive: Leavitt enters the Wildfire facility fully admitting to a phobia of red lights - actually covering for her photosensitive epilepsy that paralyses will paralyse her and turns turn her into a convulsing lump. The facility science experiments have flashing red lights when a success is recorded. Leavitt nearly destroys the world when she goes catatonic when a red flashing light signifies a cure has been discovered on her watch.
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** In fairness to the character, however, she didn't know going in that the lab used that kind of alert signal, didn't realise she had blacked out when it first displayed (as she, like all the characters, was already running on the ragged edge of exhaustion at that point), and is pragmatic enough in the face of the failsafe device that one may freely theorise that she ''would'' have confessed her problem ''if'' she had had time enough to realise how it might affect their work.
19th Feb '13 3:06:46 PM Magwitch
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** It didn't kill everyone immediately... some of them went 'quietly nuts' and committed suicide when they saw what had happened to their neighbours...
9th Dec '12 11:14:15 AM SharleeD
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* FridgeLogic: The old man and baby survived because their bodies' pH wasn't normal. But pH can be affected by a ''lot'' of health conditions, including such mundane things as being ''on a diet''. Were there no diabetics in the entire town? No bulimic teens? Nobody who started to hyperventilate when they looked out their window and saw some of the neighbors keel over in the street?
4th Dec '12 5:49:58 AM Kalaong
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: One of the researchers is revealed to be epileptic in the final act; Hall sympathizes with the secrecy because in TheSixties, epilepsy was considered little different from Down's Syndrome - a deal-breaker that would keep a truly brilliant woman from working in any lab more important than a high school(and the source of her anti-establishment mindset). But even forgiving that, it's really ''is'' a disability, as her condition made her black out during testing and miss a vital clue as to destroying the Strain.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: One of the researchers Leavitt is revealed to be epileptic in the final act; Hall sympathizes with the secrecy because in TheSixties, epilepsy was considered little different from Down's Syndrome - a deal-breaker that would keep a truly brilliant woman from working in any lab more important than a high school(and the source of her anti-establishment mindset). But even forgiving that, it's really ''is'' a disability, as her condition made her black out during testing and miss a vital clue as to destroying the Strain.
28th Jul '12 4:58:03 AM NapoleonBlownapart
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* FridgeBrilliance: The confusion Hall has over stopping the nuke instead of "firing the thing" is a legitimate worry on his part, because he still has final say on allowing it to go off if [[GodzillaThreshold the need arises]].



* FridgeBrilliance: The confusion Hall has over stopping the nuke instead of "firing the thing" is a legitimate worry on his part, because he still has final say on allowing it to go off if the need arises.

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* FridgeBrilliance: The confusion Hall has over stopping the nuke instead of "firing the thing" is a legitimate worry on his part, because he still has final say on allowing it to go off if the need arises.
28th Jul '12 4:57:32 AM NapoleonBlownapart
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* FridgeBrillaince: The confusion Hall has over stopping the nuke instead of "firing the thing" is a legitimate worry on his part, because he still has final say on allowing it to go off if the need arises.

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* FridgeBrillaince: FridgeBrilliance: The confusion Hall has over stopping the nuke instead of "firing the thing" is a legitimate worry on his part, because he still has final say on allowing it to go off if the need arises.
28th Jul '12 4:57:16 AM NapoleonBlownapart
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* FridgeBrillaince: The confusion Hall has over stopping the nuke instead of "firing the thing" is a legitimate worry on his part, because he still has final say on allowing it to go off if the need arises.


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