Contact: The Sci-Fi Movie About Finding Faith

Contact: The Sci-Fi Movie About Finding Faith

The Pentagon is finally acknowledging the existence of "unidentified aerial phenomena," and China recently reported one of its radio telescopes may have picked up signals from a galaxy far, far away. In 1987, astronomer Carl Sagan wrote Contact, a novel about how the world might react to a similar situation, and in July 1997, Robert Zemeckis' adaption of Sagan's novel hit the big screen. While not an atheist, Sagan repeatedly stressed that he saw no evidence for the existence of God, so on this 25th anniversary of Zemeckis' science fiction masterpiece, it's interesting to look at a film that it at its core is really a religious story cloaked under the veil of science. Contact begins with what is arguably one of the most impressive opening sequences ever put on …
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