Inside 'The Swarm'

Synopsis:
Genre: Documentary
 
IMDB:
6.2
Year:
1978
22 min
87 Views


Red-Two to Topkick.

Stand by.

Red-Two reporting, sir.

- Slater here.

- General, all personnel dead, sir.

No enemy force on site.

The only security breach a civilian

van, but no driver to be found.

Any evidence this is a preemptive

CW strike?

- No, sir.

- Coming in.

Go on in.

Sergeant.

Who the hell are you?

Relax, major. Please, take your finger

off the trigger and I will explain.

- That your van out by the gate?

- Yeah.

How'd you get in the complex?

It's a complicated story. It starts

a year ago, but let's skip that.

Let me tell you about last night

and this morning.

Search him.

What's that?

- Man your positions.

- Sunflower seeds.

Get it analyzed.

- Who is this?

- The van driver, sir.

- What the hell is he doing here?

- Unidentified force. Range, 30 miles.

- Closing from what direction?

- Not closing. Outgoing.

Check him out...

...and tell him to put his hands down.

- Yes, sir.

- What have you got?

- Estimated speed, seven miles per hour.

- Seven?

- Whatever it is, it's big.

Slater to Air Search One.

Contact and identify outgoing objects

bearing 183 degrees.

Distance, 30 miles. Estimated speed,

seven miles per hour.

Repeat, that's seven miles

per hour, not 700.

Air Search One to Topkick, roger.

Air Search One to Topkick.

We have visual contact.

- Identify.

- A black mass. A moving black mass!

Zero altitude, dead ahead.

- They're hitting us!

- Oh, my God!

We're out of control!

Oh, my God! Bees! Millions of bees!

Air Search 2-8 to Base.

- Bees! Millions of bees!

- Bees?

They're all around!

All over the canopy, trying to get in!

- Get above them, man! Take it up!

- I can't, sir. I'm losing power!

Oh, my God!

He's down, sir.

Good lord.

Call Hastings Air Force Base. Have

them scramble and track those bees.

Major! Bring him in here!

This is Capt. Cord

at the missile complex.

This is an order

from General Slater.

Scramble aircraft and track a swarm

of bees 30 miles from the complex.

Yes, bees!

Now, what's his story?

- Bradford Crane, sir.

- That all?

Ph.D., Institute of Advanced Study,

Princeton, via Cambridge.

- English?

- American, for the last eight years.

Well, Dr. Crane, you're in big trouble.

- What are you doing in this complex?

- I saw the swarms, early this morning.

There were so many they blotted out the

sun. I followed, but they were gone.

Then I saw the missile gates open

and I thought they'd flown down here.

I came to see if anybody was alive.

If I could help.

- In his van?

- Scientific equipment.

- What kind? Sabotage, explosives?

- Biological. We're checking it out.

- Who are you?

- I'm an entomologist.

- Bugs?

- Insects. What I do is not important.

What is important...

...is that there are other

swarms, and what these bees did...

...they can do all over

the Southwest...

...and all over the country.

- Bees killed the men here?

- Yes. Just like your choppers.

- I don't know what happened yet.

Thousands of people are stung

by bees every year.

It's rare if anybody dies

from bee stings!

- They have to be African, don't they?

- Killer bees?

- Yes.

- Not likely. I've read reports.

If they ever manage to come north,

it's 10 years away.

By whose timetable, general,

yours or theirs?

Either you're some crackpot...

...or there's a direct tie-up between

what's happened here and you!

We can clear that up,

and we'd better!

Kick on your system and patch

through to Dr. Connors.

- Arthur Connors, the adviser?

- That's him.

Are you trying to cite him

as your authority?

Dr. Connors hasn't the foggiest idea

whether I'm on or under this complex.

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