We’re not alone in the universe. And, everyone knows what an alien invasion looks like: A silver saucer lands, the little green men exit. “Take us to your leader,” they demand.
Just one problem: Building saucers to transport beings of any size or color or gender across interstellar distances within a reasonable time frame is really, really expensive.
What’s much easier (relatively speaking) is to thread lines of communication through strange kinks in the fabric of space-time. Bootstrapping these connections still demands some initial investment in slinging wisps of clever matter around, but this is many orders of magnitude cheaper than trying to deliver living organisms intact.
Sometimes, the Contact is malicious. Sometimes, Contact is made between species who engage in harmonious and productive conversation. Sometimes, Contact is made with a juvenile intelligence who just wants to play.
And then, sometimes, Contact is made with a world like Earth. With the right voice in the wrong ear, we’re our own worst enemy.
Hosted and narrated by:
Les Orchard (lmorchard)
Scenes played: 3
License: Community License