and thank you, Earth!
The Milky Way
But this is how it started...
In 1977 the United States launched The Voyager Mission, carried out by scientific probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Officially designated to study just Jupiter and Saturn, the probes were able to continue their mission into the outer solar system, and are as of June 2011 approaching the edge of our solar system. Voyager 1 is currently the farthest human-made object from Earth. Both probes carry with them a golden record that contains pictures and sounds of Earth, along with symbolic directions for playing the record and data detailing the location of Earth. The record is intended as a combination time capsule and interstellar message to any civilization, alien or far-future human, that recovers either of the Voyager craft. "We cast this message into the cosmos. It is likely to survive a billion years into our future, when our civilization is profoundly altered and the surface of the Earth may be vastly changed. Of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some – perhaps many – may have inhabited planets and space faring civilizations. If one such civilization intercepts Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message:
"This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope someday, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome universe."
President of the United States of America
The White House, June 16, 1977
Meet Booba - the only citizen of star AC+793888 in the Ophiuchus constellation, 17.6 light-years away from the Solar System. Being at the right place at the right time can sometimes open up a whole new world in front of you, or at least that's what happened when Booba stumbled on the shiny, yellow disk in outer space. Strange things get thrown away, Booba thought. Something about this object made it look important. Important enough to take the time and effort to decipher the code. And oh, the images and sounds that poured out of it made Booba's little heart skip a beat! The lone inhabitant of AC+793888 always knew deep inside there was someone else out there in the vast sky. Booba could not be alone in the whole Universe! This was a call, and Booba was ready to respond!
New York City, 2000
As Booba set off on its journey, battling against the rush of solar winds and the sting of stardust, a clue from the capsule repeated in its head, steering it:
Go Johnny go
Armed with the knowledge and emotional charge of every sound and image from the disk, Booba arrives in the City Of Dreams to establish contact with the human race. On Booba’s quest through the mean streets of one of the biggest center of human civilization at the time of visit - The Big Apple, Booba crosses path with differen characters, one of which is Karl - a small time hustler and a Karl Lagerfeld wanna-be with a soft spot who, touched by the extraterrestrial's story (but mainly in a moment of boredom) decides to become a guide to Earth and life on it. After all, his expertise made him the most logical (and only) candidate for the job, or as Karl preferred to call it - the spiritual calling.
BOOBA IN AMERICA
LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES