[[folder: 1971 Movie ]]
* All the rubber and plastic, etc on the crashed airplane was gone, but there's a landing gear ''with a tire'' sticking out of the wreckage.
** At the crash site, one of the techs mentions that there was no rubber on the plane, just a plastic called "Poly-Cron," which was consumed by the Andromeda bug. The tire, which the tech probably didn't think of as "on the plane," was made of ordinary rubber.
* The big heart-stopping finale is solely due to the fact that Wildfire (which had been in operation for months) was set to blow up unless the nuke-deactivating key was inserted before the time ran out, but the deactivation terminals weren't all installed yet. Wouldn't that be considered ''remotely'' important?
** While the facility has been operational for a while, it wasn't in full use until the events of the book. Since at least some of the terminals were functional, it was assumed that they could shove installing the rest to a lower priority. They thought they had much more time than they did.
** The nuke is meant to prevent an accidental release of a horrible microbe. The deactivation key is only included so that one of the scientists intimately involved with the project can stop the process if he deems it necessary for some reason. The most likely scenario by far would be to prevent a false alarm from destroying the base. If a false alarm did end up destroying the base, then it would be a regrettable loss of life and property, of course, but the wider world would continue. In this case, the reason to stop the bomb is because [[spoiler: Andromeda feeds off of pure radiation, so an atomic blast would not only fail to destroy it, but accelerate its growth and mutations.]] This is an entirely unforeseeable complication for the designers and builders of Wildfire, so while in this particular situation the absence of deactivation stations is world-threatening, generally speaking it wouldn't be an issue, especially since the chances of anyone needing to deactivate the self-destruct before construction of the base is even complete is OneInAMillion.