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Like most of Michael Crichton's work "Congo" the movie does not reflect the book well. It is a story about a group of scientists (and a talking gorilla) with conflicting interests on a journey through the Congo jungle. Along the way they encounter an ancient race of killer gorilla-like primates, a volcano eruption and cannibal tribes....
Drug of Choice
There are two patients that come into Los Angles Memorial hospital with coma like state after being in some kind of accident. The first patient was Arthur Lewis, who is a hell's angel. Then there was Sharon Wilder, who is a entertainer. But the doctor who's name is Dr. Roger Clark notices that the patients are urinating blue. Dr. Clark then finds himself looking into Sharon Wilder doctors, only to find out one of them is actually not a doctor, but a sc...
Eaters Of The Dead
Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan, accompanies a group of Viking warriors as they sail to the aide of a village that has been repeatedly attacked and brutalized by flesh eating creatures that no one can describe. The creatures always attack at night and remove body parts of their victims. The creatures attacked again after the warriors arrived and nearly wiped them out. Ibn writes a manuscript of all his experiences with the Northmen. In it he describes the...
In this book John Hammond, the president of Bio Technology decides that he wants to make dinosaurs by using new technology to reconstruct their DNA. The park is set to open in one year and he wants to make sure that the park is ready for the visitors. He invites several people to the island, one of which is Ian Malcolm who believes that the park is doomed to fail due to his chaos theory. Everything seems to be going smoothly when suddenly the power goes ...
Jack Forman works for Xymos, a large 2009 corporation involved in programming biological processes in new life forms. He clashes with the CEO and is fired. He's called back and sent to a plant in Nevada. A project involving the microscopic life forms is out of control and some have escaped. The new life forms are behaving in ways not programmed and living in swarms outside the plant. They are barely visible but large swarms are evolving. They beome carni...
When he is called to a plane crash site in the Pacific psychologist Norman Johnson has no idea what is in store for him. Usually his job is to counsel the survivors and the victims' families. But this time is different. There is no debris to be seen and he learns after a while that there was no plane crash. He was called in to be part of a top-secret expedition of the US Navy to the bottom of the sea to investigate a space ship that has been buried there...
The Andromeda Strain
A satalite crashes into a small desert town carrying high atmospheric samples. A tech team of experts is called in to hurriedly investigate the effects of these samples on humans. The satalite and team are relocated to a biological safe-zone where experiments are continued to identify and neutralize any threat. ...
The Lost World
Six years after the events in "Jurassic Park", something has survived on a deserted Costa Rican island. A paleontologist named Richard Levine goes to the island to study it's dinosaurs. He brings with him a Costa Rican guide named Diego, two mechanics named Jack Thorne and Eddie Carr, an animal behaviorilist named Sarah Harding, two stow-a-way kids named Arby and Kelly, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, who was one of the few survivors of the first dinosaur incedent....
The Terminal Man
Mind control and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have long been a popular sci-fi themes, Michael Crichton was already famous for the apocalyptic virus-laden 'Andromeda Strain' (book and later film) when the grim near-future 'Terminal Man' was published in 1972. Thirty years on some of it is now cybernetic science fact, especially in the area of limb replacement, and opto/audio electronics. There is probably a thunderingly good 21st century sci-fi film thril...
A time machine has been invented which can take people to the past. This is a major breakthrough in science. But a problem occurs when one of the persons experimenting with the machine goes back to the past and loses his only means to come back. A team of archeologists is sent to get the person back, but on reaching there they realise that they are centuries back in the past, a period when there were no rules and people had to fight just to survive. They...
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