Directed by: David Cronenberg
Starring: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, John Getz, Joy Boushel
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller
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Seth Brundle: I think you're making a mistake. I think you really want to talk to me.Ronnie: Sorry, I have three other interviews to do before this party's over.Seth Brundle: Yeah, but they're not working on something that'll change the world as we know it.Ronnie: They say they are.Seth Brundle: Yeah, but they're lying. I'm not.
The whole problem with the teleporter occurs when fly DNA is mixed in with Seth Brundle's DNA, starting his transformation into the Brundlefly. Brundle is on a hiding to nothing from the word go, and the fly is irrelevant. Humans are a walking talking mass of foreign DNA - we are host to one trillion bacteria all of which has a complete compliment of DNA, as do various tiny mites that live in our hair follicles and all sorts of single cell organisms in our gut. If the transporter serves to mix the DNA of all living creatures which are in the transporter pod at the time Brundle would turn into a half-man, half-bacteria. Incidentally, DNA from a bacteria, an amoeba or a hair follicle mite would be just as 'compatible' with human DNA as that from an insect. It's quite a simple chemical, really.
The film's director, David Cronenberg, has a cameo in this film as the doctor who helps Ronnie deliver her maggot baby.