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When a satellite crashes to Earth near the remote village of Piedmont, New Mexico, the recovery team discovers that the town’s population are all victims of a gruesome death, with the strange exception of a six-month-old baby and an elderly man. The two survivors are rushed to a specially built state-of-the-art underground laboratory where a group of eminent scientists, led by Dr Jeremy Stone (Arthur Hill), work against the clock to identify and contain the deadly alien virus…
Robert Wise, USA 1971, PG, 123mins
“Wise (and Crichton) concoct the most absorbing, riveting take on science fiction tempered with science fact”
The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Izaskun Jimenez-Serra from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London, who will discuss the possibility that the very building blocks of life might be found in deep space, with far reaching implications for the origins of life on Earth.