And and add to that list:>Can't be scared or else you get zapped.
How the fuck did the more reasonable prey not see what this would lead to?
I guess Bellwether was right... "Fear always works.">>81484152
Nick and Judy are just highly applicable characters. They are a good example of appealing to most-common-denominators.
You could take Nick and Judy, and their story, and move them across time and settings and it would tell the same story and hold much the same meaning. It's a tale that resonates with us deeply as human beings and even in nature itself when humanity struggled to have better adaptations than "climb trees, taste-like-shit to predators, and walk fuck-long distances".
That said, I totally would love to see this applicability depicted by showing scenes from the movie rendered in different settings/genres.
If only because a Cyberpunk Nick and Judy would probably look kickass.