When an alien satellite causes all of Earth’s transmissions suddenly stop, a retired physicist must find a way to bring them back.


    The Black Night

    Penpusher Posted on June 6, 2016 in SciFi.
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      Understood, logically at some point other people on Earth either hear signal as well or become aware of the aliens. If they don’t then the main character could just be going mad, only then it’ll have the cliche moment when the audience are told – ‘it was all in his head’ which could be a weak twist.

      I suggest you add a hint of irony to the mystery.

      What if the physicist is also, unbeknown to him, part alien, and therefore is the only person on Earth that can understand the alien language. He is then perfectly qualified for being the only man on Earth who can stop them and the whole situation becomes imbued with mystery due to his strange connection with the aliens.

      Singularity Answered on June 8, 2016.
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        Going off of what Nir said and your own comment: When an alien satellite causes all of Earth’s transmissions to stop, a retired physicist who can hear the communication signals the aliens use must decipher them in order to restore communication.
        Or something like that, just throwing ideas out there.

        Summitry Answered on June 8, 2016.
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          I think it could help to include personal stakes rather than just professional ones, other wise best to change it so that for some reason this retired physicist is the only one who can bring them all back.

          Singularity Answered on June 7, 2016.

          When a retired physicist hears a radio signal from an alien satellite that has stopped all transmissions on Earth, he must find a way to halt the aliens’ plan.

          on June 8, 2016.

          Also just to clarify, he is the only one to hear this signal which is why he will be the one to stop the aliens. I’m not sure yet what I want the aliens to do either because I don’t really want a cliche alien invasion movie I want it to be a bit more of a mystery film. Do you have any ideas how I could portray that in my logline?

          on June 8, 2016.
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            Besides what Nir said, you’ve only described the first 15-20 pages.

            Samurai Answered on June 8, 2016.
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              Yeah I definitely agree with all of these comments. I will come up with an improved logline and upload it soon.

              Penpusher Answered on June 9, 2016.
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                Personal stakes seem pretty low…

                Samurai Answered on June 10, 2016.
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