Strange, unearthly island, jutting out like a stone blade from the South Pacific?
Giant insects thought to be long extinct?
Courageous scientists risking life and limb to discover their secrets and reintroduce them to the populated world?
I think we all know how this is going to turn out.
By all means, check out this story from NPR about how the “tree lobster”, long thought extinct, was found to be thriving in the most unlikely of places. The science nerd in me loves the story, and the gamer geek in me sees many possibilities.
Currently I’m leaning towards the rats of Lord Howe Island catching wind of the plan to reintroduce their vanquished foes, leading to their attempts to sabotage the human scientists’ plans. Even if they have to risk revealing their uplifted intelligence to do it.