“Unknown sir. It’s a very weak signal, so I’ll attempt to boost the signal. I’ll put it on the screen when I’m done, sir.”
A few minutes later, the communications officer uploaded the video broadcast to the main viewer. What showed up was a grainy, black and white, primitive looking film, with an alien species that appeared to be bi-pedal: two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, a mouth, and a nose. Nearly similar to the Jansporan themselves, which were the species that had intercepted this signal. The alien, who was featured in this broadcast, had dark hair, a weird looking piece of hair under his nose, and wore some type of military uniform. He appeared to be speaking to a large crowd, and he was a very animated speaker. Unfortunately, the Jansporan didn’t understand anything he was saying.
“Can you translate that, Lieutenant Bolhe?” asked Captain Gimila.
“No sir. There’s nothing in our database that’s comparable. We would need the root form of their language, which we don’t have. I can speculate on what the alien might be doing, sir,”
“Go ahead, I don’t see how it could hurt.”
“To me, it appears that he’s some kind of leader, most likely military, and he’s holding some kind of rally. See how the people who are gathered seem to respond to him? It appears that he is definitely popular.”
“Helm, can you extrapolate from this recording where this alien and his planet are possibly located?” asked the Captain.
“Captain, I would suggest that this recording might be centuries old, and that this man, or his people, may no longer exist.” stated the science officer.
“I’m aware of that, Delevan. However, I would still like to know the location of their planet. If this is an early form of their communications technology, then they might be advanced enough now to accept a first contact without it going terribly wrong. Helm, have you found anything yet?”