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Needed to be edited DOWN


So many scenes just seem to drag. Like her telling everyone that they communicate in prime numbers, then explains what that is, then explains why mathematics is the only universial language, then argues about the national security of these “prime numbers.”

A very long scene that finally gets to the fact that they got the Berlin games broadcast bounced back.

There’s a lot of scenes with a lot of extras and I think “did nobody have oversight on spending?”

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Considering that we still have viewers who think Ellie's father was an alien, I think its safe to assume that you have to explain the prime numbers to the audience.

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He was an alien in their Pensacola meeting.

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So, prime numbers are integers divisible only by themselves and one. The sequence starts 1,3,5,7,11 ... :)

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I thought that was fine and, given the ignorance of so many politicians for anything the least bit mathematical or scientific, perfectly justifiable.

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