Is there anything duller than benign science-fiction tales about misunderstood extra-terrestrials? In 1947, Axxon Resources’ engineer Osler (Bert Emmett) overheard an alien communication in the desert and disappeared near Roswell, New Mexico. The government hushed up the possibility that Osler was taken aboard a spacecraft. In 2003, an ice-covered object is detected emitting a radio signal in close proximity to a US government experimental facility in Antarctica. Resident scientist Dr. Gierach (Nikolai Binev) contacts Dr. John Bachman (Roy Dotrice), who supervises cryptographer Julian Rome (James Spader); Rome has a reputation for investigating similar phenomena. Jul...