Bug (1975 film)

1975 film by Jeannot Szwarc

Bug is a 1975 film that initially depicts a new insect species, which faces extinction. A widowed scientist crossbreeds the species with cockroaches, creating a sentient hybrid species of insects.

Directed by Jeannot Szwarc and written by William Castle and Thomas Page.

Professor James Parmiter edit

  • You'll live. I'll make you live.
  • September the 12th at 2 A.M. I've just placed a large male hustle roach into the tank to determine if copulation with the fire bug is possible. And I've simulated the atmosphere in which both insects should be able to function.
  • September 16th, 4 A.M. The male is dead from the pressure, but the mating was successful. I'm about to depressurize to transfer the egg case. The fire bug... I'll keep it alive just as long as necessary.
  • She wouldn't let me anywhere near it. That fire bug is protecting the egg case even though she's under terrific atmospheric pressure. It's incredible. You can almost feel her pain. Never mind. The egg should incubate at sea level pressure.
  • September 18th, 10:20 A.M. The egg case has tripled in size in just 24 hours. I wonder... I wonder what kind of creatures this new generation will be. I've already decided to name them Parmiterra Hephaestus. Hephaestus for the Greek god of fire, Parmiterra for me.
  • They've become adults in five hours, and they're a combination of both parents and are like either one. Elongated, brownish in color, with two tightened clone-like projections on their head. And spotted segments on the back.
  • The Parmiters will eat only raw meat, any kind. I'm not gonna have enough here to satisfy their appetites. I'm gonna have to get some more, but the astonishing fact is that they will only eat as a combined single unit.
  • The Parmiters are sensing the more powerful. They seem to know they'll live only as long as I allow them to.
  • Today, I noticed that the females are at last carrying egg cases. They continue to listen to me, even to my voice on the tapes when I play them back. Now I know it's an irrational thought, but they even seem to watch me. And certainly lately, they've taken to forming different sorts of patterns.
  • I've gone too far. The case is... They must be destroyed. It's cracked. I gotta have it fixed. I'm gonna fix it. I gotta get it all fixed.

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