- The Control Voice: Some of man's greatest achievements have been motivated by a driving need for love and acceptance. What happens when that need for recognition becomes a desire to be revered and then worshiped... like a god?
A scientist illegally raises a colony of ant-like aliens.
The Sandtropes, Part One:
- Big "NO!": At the end of the teaser, Dr. Simon Kress delivers one when the sandking which escaped from his lab is torched with a flamethrower.
- Setting Update: Inverted. While the 1980 novelette of the same name by George R. R. Martin takes place on the planet Baldur hundreds of years in the future, the adaptation takes place in the United States in the present.