Anybody else watching this on A&E? (Part 2 tonight.) So far I'm disappointed. The original movie (1971) was pretty faithful to the book, but this one is only moderately so. I'm wondering, for example, what, if anything, the reporter character adds to it...or Dr. Stone's strained relations with his wife and kid, for that matter. Perhaps it's unfair, because the 1971 movie was such an instant classic, but a lot of what I'm seeing in this version immediately makes me think of how great the original film was. Even little details, like the soldiers gathering up the Wildfire team, telling each of them, "There's a Wildfire Alert, sir." In the older version, they simply say, "There's a fire, sir." A small detail, but the former comment sounds like government code, whereas the latter version is totally impenetrable to anyone but the person the message was intended for. I keep hearing Gil Mellé's music in my head, too, while watching this thing. I'll view part 2 tonight, but I really don't expect it to get a whole lot better. Too bad.