Scientists actively scan the skies for possible signals coming from extraterrestrial civilizations. These Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) initiatives have been underway for more than fifty years. But only two percent of the radio spectrum has been scanned so far.

SETI efforts recently received a sweet $100 million cash infusion courtesy of billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner, prompting the launch of the Breakthrough Listen initiative–the “most powerful, comprehensive and intensive scientific search ever undertaken for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth.”

I created this video for “Deciphering Alien Transmissions” presenting a satirical view of humans as they attempt to interpret an alien transmission. Because humans are dicks with a proclivity for violence, naturally, they decide the best course of action is to launch an attack against the unknown visitors. The extraterrestrials respond in kind to their hostile reception.

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