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  • (Earth rumbling)

  • (title ringing)

  • (radio chattering)

  • (dramatic music)

  • (ISS whooshing)

  • Come on and take a free ride

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  • Come on and take a free ride

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  • - Commander, we are good for pre-flight.

  • - [Ethan] Roger that.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  • - Standby for final telemetry upload and lock.

  • Oh, and the crew hope you're enjoying

  • your send off serenade.

  • Yeah, yeah, ooh, hoo

  • - It's perfect, thank you.

  • - [Sarah] Thought you'd like it.

  • Take a free ride ♪ - Standby for final checks

  • and transmission tests.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  • - Five by five, Flight.

  • Ready to disengage.

  • - Proceed.

  • (dramatic music)

  • You are cleared for initial trust.

  • - Roger that, moving out, quarter impulse.

  • - [Sarah] Nerd!

  • - Card carrying.

  • And if you don't say make it so,

  • I'll be very disappointed.

  • - [Sarah] Noted, Commander.

  • Please proceed to drive initiation point.

  • - On my way.

  • See you soon.

  • - Ah, he's so fast!

  • (mellow music)

  • Someone's excited.

  • You're looking forward to playing

  • with your new toy, Commander?

  • - I am, but maybe don't tell anyone

  • you call it my toy, honey

  • They may ask us to cover the trillion-dollar bill.

  • Hey.

  • Look at me.

  • I'm coming back.

  • I always do.

  • I wouldn't do this if I thought otherwise.

  • - You better.

  • - You can't get rid of me that easy.

  • (melancholy music)

  • (engine humming)

  • Flight, we are green across the board, please confirm.

  • - [Sarah] Confirmed, Longshot.

  • - Disengaging interlocks.

  • Flight, we are a go for FTL burn.

  • It's now or never.

  • - [Sarah] God speed, Commander.

  • See you on the other side.

  • - Come on Flight, let's hear it, you can do it.

  • - Fine.

  • Make it so, Commander.

  • - [Ethan] There you go.

  • - [Reporter] The world awaits the test

  • of the very first faster-than-light propulsion system.

  • The Longshot is the most advanced spacecraft ever built.

  • And in it, Commander Kane will travel to Mars.

  • A journey that, according to NASA,

  • will take just over three minutes.

  • - [Ethan] Lighting it up

  • in three, two, one. (engine whining)

  • Mark!

  • (people chattering)

  • (ethereal music)

  • (energy crackling)

  • (spaceship rumbling)

  • (tense music)

  • 1.25 c.

  • Spinning down in five.

  • (spaceship whooshing) (engine whining)

  • Flight, do you copy?

  • (Mission Control applauding) - That's right, yes!

  • - Loud and clear, Commander.

  • Welcome back to our corner of space-time.

  • - [Ethan] It's good to be back.

  • - And this just in!

  • Commander Kane has arrived at his destination

  • and is now the first man to travel faster than light.

  • - Thank God!

  • - [Reporter] The commander will now launch

  • an entangled satellite into orbit around Mars

  • allowing real-time communication

  • between Earth and Mars Colony One.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - Q sat, online.

  • - [Ethan] All right, let's do this again

  • before you miss me too much.

  • - Initiate return sequence.

  • - [Ethan] Starting FTL spin-up sequence.

  • - [Sarah] Roger that, Longshot.

  • (spaceship humming)

  • - And we are a go across the board, Flight.

  • - [Sarah] Spin her up, Commander.

  • (engine whining)

  • - Flight, it looks like I may have an interlock issue here.

  • - We're seeing the same thing here.

  • Let's take a look at diagnostics.

  • Abort FTL drive start and spin down.

  • - Roger that.

  • Spinning down.

  • (computer beeping)

  • Flight, we have a problem.

  • (spaceship whooshing)

  • (alarm beeping)

  • (energy crackling) (dramatic music)

  • Flight, I have lost drive control.

  • Repeat, I have lost drive control.

  • I have no nav comm and I am approaching light speed.

  • - Find him, Comms!

  • - [Ethan] I am being pulled in to a new vector!

  • - [Computer] Warning, hull breach.

  • Warning, hull breach.

  • Warning, hull breach.

  • Warning.

  • (metal groaning) (engine whining)

  • (spaceship whooshing)

  • Warning, hull breach.

  • Warning, hull breach.

  • Warning.

  • (ethereal music) (spaceship rumbling)

  • Warning, hull breach.

  • Warning, hull breach.

  • - I need information people, come on!

  • Where's our bird?

  • - Gone, I mean gone.

  • No vector, nothing to track.

  • We should be able to get him

  • on Q comm anywhere, but nothing.

  • - Stand by, we're receiving some new information.

  • Commander Kane seems to have disappeared.

  • - Where did Dad go?

  • - [Reporter] The Longshot was ready to make

  • the return voyage home

  • but something seems to have gone wrong.

  • We will continue to follow the story

  • and provide updates on any new developments.

  • (tense music)

  • - [Computer] Warning, hull breach.

  • - A first contact.

  • Okay, way above my pay grade.

  • - [Computer] Warning, hull breach.

  • Warning, hull breach. (glass cracking)

  • Warning, hull breach. (metal groaning)

  • (sad music) (glass cracking)

  • (aliens buzzing)

  • (metal groaning)

  • (aliens buzzing)

  • - [Reporter] After almost a day

  • since his last communication,

  • the search for Commander Kane continues.

  • We have reached out for the Commander's family for comment.

  • We're sure it's been a difficult time for them.

  • Along with the rest of the world,

  • we hold out hope for a safe return.

  • - [Sarah] Nothing more to do today.

  • Go home.

  • (radio squelching)

  • - Uh, Flight?

  • There's something.

  • - [Ethan] Control, come in.

  • - You guys getting this?

  • - [NavCom] NORAD is reporting an anomaly

  • approximately 2.4 clicks from ISS.

  • - Anomaly?

  • Do we have a visual?

  • - Coming up.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - What is that?

  • (aliens whizzing)

  • Can you track?

  • - I don't.

  • (air whooshing)