When Modula arrived on Mutradd, he was greeted by Duraak (and a large group of other, identical-looking scientists.) Duraak led a tour of the facility where he kept the most dangerous beasts of Mutradd to be used as weapons against Earth. Modula was unimpressed until he was shown a "living bomb" that could destroy an entire planet. The creature was sent to Earth, but Modula warned that he would kill the scientist if this failed. When the plan did not produce immediate results, Modula blasted Duraak, vaporizing him. He then promoted another scientist as a replacement.