As a species, homo sapiens have dominated their world since their inception. The ability of the mind to reason, the physical dexterity of the human body, the awareness of being alive elevated human beings beyond instinct to a new evolutionary plane.
On their planet, humans ruled supreme. They eluded and dominated their predators, standing alone atop a chain of life which could never threaten them.. .until now.
In 1974, the world's largest radio telescope, located in a jungle basin near Arecibo, Puerto Rico, relayed a message to the rest of the galaxy. Sponsored by the United States Government and drafted by a team of elite scientists, that message contained information about Earth and its inhabitants: what we looked like, where we were located and, most significantly, the DNA sequences that make up the human cell.
Twenty years later, the inconceivable happened... the message was answered. Someone- or something--knows where to find us...
The reply contained a DNA sequence and the friendly instructions to combine it with our own. It was, perhaps, the inviolable dominance we have enjoyed for time immemorial that allowed our curiosity to overcome our fear. We believed we were in control; we presumed we could handle the result; we assumed we would always be dominant... We were wrong.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents SPECIES, starring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger and Natasha Henstridge. The film was directed by Roger Donaldson and produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr. and Dennis Feldman from a screenplay by Feldman.