Watch it now
MILKY WAY GALAXY
A view from the edge. We DRIFT ABOVE the majestic,
of hot, blue-white light...
An immense, world-sized construct gleams in Vega's blue
light. Far too big to be artificial, by human standards
-- then silently convulses. A lost chord. We SWING
A message begins its journey.
a MUFFLED, PULSING sound; like a DISTANT, BOOMING
age five seconds, opens her eyes wide. In the b.g., we
softly to the nurse.
You can call it, Nan. Mark time of
birth as... 12:
(looking down at the
Happy New Year, little lady.
(to the nurse)
Tell Ted he has a girl.
office door. Numb.
BABY'S TINY HAND
clasps its mother's finger.
EXT. MAIN STREET (NEHALEM, OREGON) - DAWN
street, his FOOTSTEPS ECHOING...
DEEP SPACE - MESSAGE
SURFACE OF ALIEN WORLD
dial on what we now see is an old shortwave RADIO.
CQ CQ WR2 GFO... WR2 GFO, come back.
INT. ARROWAY HOUSE - NIGHT
CQ WR2 GFO, do you copy?
I'm not getting anything.
front of the short-wave, her feet dangling from the stool.
He puts his hands on her shoulders.
Small moves, Captain, small moves.
I can't move any smaller.
'Hey Jude'; that's where they're
turns the dial -- suddenly --
RADIO VOICE (V.O.)
Copy... WRS GFO...
W2P KLD talking... what's your
handle, WR2 GFO?
What do I do?
Talk to him.
But what do I say?
Just be yourself, Captain. Find out
where he is.
Where are you calling from, W2P KLD,
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