Chicago's set. Let me know how it goes.
I've got more corporate stops on the East Coast for you.
Did that investor from Houston ever get back to us?
哎 费希尔 休斯敦的投资人回你话了吗？
I'll hit him up on my way to L.A.
Beg for some of that Hollywood money!
They've been making money off aliens for years.
- Begging is good for the soul. - We'll see.
- 要学会积德行善 - 走着瞧吧
Try not to be too confrontational.
Confrontational? Me? What do you mean?
I'll see if I left anything.
It's a unique time in our history, in the history of any civilization.
It's the moment of the acquisition of technology.
That's the moment where contact becomes possible.
The Very Large Array in New Mexico
is the key to our chances for success.
With its 27 linked radio telescopes
we can search more accurately than at any other facility.
We've gotten approval to buy the telescope time from the government.
Now all we really need is the money.
A nice presentation, Doctor.
But while our foundation arm has a mandate to support
experimental programs, your proposal
实验计划 必须坦白地说 您的提议
seems less like science, and more like science fiction.
In fact, it's even worse than that: Nuts!
Want to hear something nutty?
Two guys wanted to build a thing called an airplane.
People go in it and fly like birds. Ridiculous, right?
人坐进去学鸟飞 荒唐 对吗？
What about breaking the sound barrier
or rockets to the moon, or atomic energy or a mission to Mars?
还有登月火箭 还有原子能 还有飞向火星？
Science fiction, right?
All I'm asking is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision.
To step back and look at the big picture.
Take a chance on something which could end up the most impactful moment
for humanity, for the history
I just spent 13 months
coming into rooms and talking to people like you.
You're my last chance.
Sorry I wasted your time.
You have your money.
Perfect cast! Come on, fishy!
Frank, look at the size
of that son-of-a-bitch!
Welcome back, Dr. C.
Drumlin! Is this a personal vendetta now?
There's been enormous pressure from other scientists as well.
It doesn't matter. Hadden's funding us for 2 more years.
The government doesn't want their telescopes used by the high priestess
of the desert anymore.
Staring at TV static for hours, listening to washing machines.
These stories get out!
I was seeking patterns in the chaos!
It doesn't matter, we're a joke to them.
They want us out!
We've got 3 months till the paperwork goes through.
I'll start looking for other funding.
Could you face reality? Just this once? We lost.
If I have to, I'll go it alone. I've done it before.
My guest tonight is author and theologian Palmer Joss.
He's become a spiritual counselor, and a recent fixture at the White House.
"God's Diplomat," according to The New York Times.
His latest book, "Losing Faith," is currently number one
on that publication's bestseller list.
Thanks for being here. You've had quite a ride
the last few years.
Yeah, I sure have, Larry.
是啊 的确是那样 拉里
Fish, I was thinking.
Who would make the best astronomers? Think about it.
Who has the perfect synthesis of career and lifestyle?
Are you anti-technology and anti-science?
The question that I'm asking is this:
as a human race? Is the world fundamentally a better place
because of science and technology?
We shop at home, we surf the Web
but at the same time we feel emptier
and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history.
We're becoming a synthesized society
in a hurry to get to the
We're looking for the meaning.
What is the meaning?