The Visitors arrive, and they seem like the most reasonable people from outer space. All they want is a few chemicals that are made from waste products. They begin manufacturing these chemicals but an inquisitive newsman sneaks aboard their mother ship and discovers a few interesting things. It seems they just dump the chemicals out when they get them, rather than storing them. They also eat live animals and when their faces are pealed off they are big green lizards underneath.
On Earth, the Lizards plant false stories about a conspiracy among scientists. People buy it, and soon are turning scientists over to the police left and right. A few people realize that this is the beginning of something bad and begin planning a resistance.