Jodie Foster pulls a series of quizzical faces as she listens to radio transmissions from space while looking for alien contact. Luckily, before the two and a half hour film is up, a schematic arrives from the ether with instructions to build a machine. The contraption assembled, it is Foster who gets to take it for its first spin… only to find her dad at the other end. Of course, when she gets back from her intergalactic odyssey, no one believes her. Typical.