If you love sci-fi shows, then there is one thing you have in common with Netflix. In the plethora of content that it releases every month, the streaming service seems especially invested in the sci-fi genre. In its latest offering, ‘Another Life’, it has ‘Battlestar Galactica’ star, Katee Sackhoff, play the role of a woman who leads a team of astronauts into deep space to discover the origins of a strange alien tech that has made its home on Earth. If you haven’t yet seen the series, you can catch all its episodes on Netflix. SPOILERs AHEAD.
Summary of the Plot
As Harper Glass, a media personality, prepares to address her audience, a strange alien spacecraft appears in the sky. It travels a long way before settling down in a field and making a crystal-like cocoon around itself. For six months, Erik Wallace and his team of scientists try to figure out its configuration and a way to crack it. When they discover that the artefact has been sending signals to another point in the universe, identified as Pi Canis Majoris, a team of astronauts is called upon to go in search of that source.
The team is lead by Erik’s wife, Niko Breckenridge. The mission is supposed to take only six months, if all goes well. She leaves behind her husband and child for the sake of the mission. She is to take over the command of Salvare, their ship, from Ian Yerxa, an astronaut she had once trained. Even though they have to rely on each in space, her crew of young people who might not bow down to her authority so easily.
What the Future Looks Like?
The story of ‘Another Life’ takes place in two settings. While the crew of Salvare is floating in space, people on Earth are trying to figure out what a strange artefact is doing on their planet. Most scenes on Earth take place on the site of the alien object. We do get glimpses of regular places, like cafés and Niko and Erik’s house. The future doesn’t look so different from the time we live in. Trees are in abundance; the air is not as polluted that people can’t properly breathe. If the future is to be like this, then the environmentalists are really fretting over nothing! Humans have taken a significant leap in science, and the fact that they are ready to launch an interstellar mission as soon as aliens come knocking at their door shows that they are prepared for anything.