The year is 2078, the place Sirius 6B.
On a distant mining planet called "Sirius 6B" it has been ravaged by a decade of war, but the scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers.
These robots are designed for one purpose only - to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms.
However, man's greatest weapon has continued to evolve without any human guidance, and now it has devised a new mission: to obliterate *all* life.
Col. Hendricksson (Peter Weller) is commander of a handful of Alliance soldiers still alive on Sirius 6B. Betrayed by his own political leaders and disgusted by the atrocities of this never-ending war, Hendricksson decides he must negotiate a separate peace with the New Economic Bloc's decimated forces.
But to do so, he will have to cross a treacherous wasteland where the deadliest threat comes from the very weapons he helped to create.
Based on the short story "Second Variety" penned by Philip K. Dick.