The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the departing starship gets under way, signs begin to emerge that their mission may unwittingly be part of a larger conspiracy. Written by
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Did You Know?
's character is called Huxley Welles. It's a nod for two Sci-Fi writers, Aldous Huxley
and H.G. Wells
(adding an 'e' in Wells). Both are famous by novels about distopic futures: Huxley by "Brave New World" (published in 1932) and Wells by "The Time Machine" (published in 1895). See more
The ship supposedly catches up with radio waves broadcast from Earth in the past. However, their objective was only 18.7 light years away. Especially since they had only begun the trip, they should not have received any broadcasts older than a few weeks or months old. The broadcasts they received range from 1927 to 1987, which should have been 101-161 light years from Earth by the year 2088, more than five times the distance to Demeter. Also, because light cannot vary speed, they would not have caught up to all the broadcasts at once. The broadcasts would have gradually gotten older as they traveled further from Earth.
(Additional note: There is no reason to suspect that the intercepted radio signals were original broadcasts; although that is the aside made in the movie. These could be rebroadcasted (reruns) programs from Earth on the same day in the same spatial direction.) See more
[Jake stares at the monitor display, seeing the suns move closer and closer to apogee
Dr. Sally Arthur
[Sally, also looking at the monitor display, moves to stand next to Jake
[Jake looks to his left and notices Sally standing behind him
If we get out of this, I'll spring you a dinner.
Dr. Sally Arthur
[shakes her head
If we get out of this, my treat!