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The movie is about a group of scientists who try to track down and trap a killer alien before she successfully mates with a human male.
The alien is the result of the SETI program. Scientists receive transmissions from an alien source on how to create endless fuel effortlessly. They then receive instructions for alien DNA, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. Thinking it might be as beneficial as the fuel source, they splice the DNA. Doing so, however, produces a girl who is incredibly strong and intelligent, but also very deadly. Efforts to kill her fail (she breaks out of her containment cell when the scientists attempt to flood it with cyanide gas) while at an isolated facility and she escapes to the public at large.
Efforts to find her are hampered, however, since, despite her amazing abilities, she looks completely human. Also, since she matures rapidly, they can't rely on her characteristics while at the facility. They fear she may mate with a human male and produce an offspring that will have untold abilities.
This film produced one theatrical sequel, Species II, and the direct to video Species III.
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