Blattida Germanica. The common
(To a RUNNER)
Tell them we're ready for a live feed.
PROTESTERS with handpainted signs.
Gliding past them, we pick up sound bites...
immune to chemical control...
...the announcement by the Health
Department that an end to the nightmare
holding up a photograph of Susan.
...an ex-colleague of Doctor Susan
biological tampering. A real advocate
for ecological causes, it's not...
ON A TV MONITOR:
Synopsis: When a cockroach-spread plague threatens to decimate the child population of New York City, evolutionary biologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) and her research associates rig up a species of "Judas" bugs and introduce them into the environment, where they will mimic the diseased roaches and infiltrate their grubby habitats. So far so good ... until the bugs keep on evolving and learn to mimic their next prey -- humans.