I have to agree with the reviewer who says this is a remake you can only like if you haven't seen the original. I saw this - a condensed 90 minutes version of the 7 part 60's story of a message from space leading to building of a computer that creates artificial life - prior to watching the andromeda anthology. It's certainly well paced, although sub plots do seem to disappear as a result, and it's decent and quite well acted story. The trouble is that being self contained, with no sign of a remake of the sequel, it all feels a bit flat and inconsequential in the end.
If you recall the original then this may not do much for you.
If you never saw it then start with this, and then get the andromeda anthology dvd collection. both are worth watching