and obsessed with a field of study he considers tantamount
to professional suicide.
Those were the highlights.
- Davio, Dr. Vernon. - Dr. Arroway.
- 达维奥·维尔农博士 你好 - 阿洛维博士
Believe you've already met our tireless research assistant, Mr. Fisher
as well as his cologne.
Brook's looking at the black hole in M-87.
Eli's studying Markarian 541, a major gamma ray source.
Dr. Arroway will be spending her precious telescope time listening for
a couple billion to go.
Mind if I sit down?
- 介意我坐下吗？ -请随便
I hear the locals they call it "El Radar."
Convinced it has some dark military purpose.
I think we're harmless.
- Ellie Arroway. - Nice to meet you, Ellie.
-爱莉·阿洛维 -幸会了 爱莉
What are you studying up there?
你 呃 你在研究什么？
Nebulae, quasars, pulsars, stuff like that.
星云 类星体 脉冲星 这一类事情 你在
What are you writing?
The usual Nouns, adverbs
一般的 名词 动词
adjective here and there.
I work on a project, SETI.
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence?
That is out there!
Are you a student or something?
I'm a writer. I'm writing a book.
I'm here doing research about how technology affects Third World cultures.
I'm also looking for this guy, David Drumlin.
He's head of the National Science Foundation. I want an interview.
I take it you know him?
You could say that.
I've crossed paths with him. Something like that must really chap his ass.
You better keep this.
Might save your life someday.
Have dinner with me tonight?
I don't make a good research subject. I'm not quotable.
No quotes. Scout's honor.
不是采访 不是采访 以童子军的名誉起誓
Good meal, good company.
Drumlin's coming in Tuesday.
不过 不过呢 星期二德鲁姆林要来
Now I remember why I took that desk job.
Dr. Drumlin, how are you?
Glad you could make it.
If I'd known it took 3 planes, I might've reconsidered.
How is that new office?
Still settling in. They already want to give half my budget to the Pentagon.
Still waiting for E.T. To call?
Good to see you too!
Looks like it's going to be a long night.
Science must be accountable to the people paying for it, the taxpayers.
We must stop wasting money on pie-in-the-sky abstractions
and spend it on practical, measurable ways
to improve the lives of the people who are paying.
Not unlike my L-band, globular clusters work.
You want to do away with all pure research now?
What's wrong with science being practical? Even profitable?
Nothing, as long as your motive
is the search for truth. Which is what the pursuit of science is.
That's an interesting position from a man
on a crusade against the evils of technology
I'm not against technology, Doctor. I'm against
我不反对技术 博士 我只是反对
the men who deify it at the expense of human truth.
Kent, I need to have a word with you. Over here, please.
肯特 我有话跟你说 请过来
You think that hurt my chances with that interview?
I got my Masters in Divinity
then left the seminary to do secular humanitarian work
coordinating Third World churches.
I couldn't live with the celibacy thing.
You could call me a man of the cloth
你可以 呃 你可以称我为一个僧侣
without the cloth.
You want to get out of here?
You see that large W-shaped constellation there? That's Cassiopeia.
And Cassiopeia A gives off a whole lot of radio signals.
I listen to them a lot.
It's a remnant of a supernova.
When did you know you wanted to be an astronomer?
When I was about eight years old
watching the sunset, I asked Dad "What's that bright star over there?"
He said that it wasn't a star. It was
他说 那其实不是恒星 它是
a whole planet called Venus
which should be over there soon.
很快就能看得见了 在 那边升起来
He said, "You know why they called it Venus?
Because they thought it was so beautiful and glowing.