Friday, January 6, 2012
Apparently most insects retain gigantic growth potential in their genes from prior forms millions of years back (we have found fossils of these earlier forms) so it is just a matter of activating those to make them grow 10x normal size. All we need is Peter Graves to do the exposition and we'll have a proper fifties monster movie.
Luckily those earlier forms required more oxygen than we have available today in the atmosphere so they should be fairly slow and wheeze a lot like they are having asthma attacks.
In Fallout 3 they had been researching a method of destroying the oversized ants and they accidentally gave them the power to breathe fire. That sounds like a typical government project gone askew.