Once again, scientists learn that there are some things with which man was not meant to tamper; the movie which enlightens them provides never a dull moment and nary a memorable one. Dr. Nancy Burnham (Theresa Russell) heads a lab team that has married gene microbiology with computer chips. For purposes of space research, they have bred Viper, a super oxidant species capable of living on Mars. However, the noble experiment fails on two fronts, both involving prototypes of the artificially created creature. When its capsule cracks open in outer space, the first Viper starts feasting on astronaut flesh. Meanwhile, home on Earth, international crooks steal the second pr...