Making Contact (1998)

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Series of documentaries exploring scientific subjects. 1 of 6: Frank Drake, who, in 1960, carried out the first cosmic search for alien life, is one of those discussing their quest to prove the existence of extra-terrestrial intelligence. He is joined by STAR TREK alien designer Michael Westmore, and astronomer Jill Tartar, who inspired Jodie Foster's character in the film CONTACT.

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