Aiming for the Skies: ‘Wow Signal’ Doc Finds Hope in the Stars (DVD Release)

Aiming for the Skies: ‘Wow Signal’ Doc Finds Hope in the Stars (DVD Release)

In 1977, another civilization may have been calling… and we were listening.

Los Angeles, CA – Feb 10, 2020 – Get your copy of ‘WOW SIGNAL’ on DVD today:

Directed by multi award-winning director, Bob Dawson (The Passion of Paul Ross, ABC: Extreme Home Makeover) and written by Michael Shaw, WOW SIGNAL is an engaging and thought-provoking documentary that uncovers the passion of scientists who do the work through interviews of radio astronomers like John D. Kraus, who built homemade radio telescopes and designed the building “Big Ear”.

“The film is balanced and tells a compelling story about this signal from the stars, along with the people and technology that found it; it features interviews with colorful, smart, and fascinating people, asks important questions about our universe, and pushes us into a discussion of some very hard concepts: are there other intelligent beings in the universe? How would we know if there were? What would a message from aliens look like?” wrote Reel World Theology.

On a late summer evening in 1977, Ohio radio astronomers discovered a strong, interstellar signal that is believed by many to be the best evidence of communication from an extraterrestrial civilization. Famously known as the ‘Wow! Signal’, its origins remain a mystery, and continue to intrigue. In today’s ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, there are those who think the Wow! Signal is the real thing, while others feel that actual evidence of intelligent life beyond our own is not within our grasp.

Though its origins remain a mystery and continue to intrigue, WOW SIGNAL explores today’s ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence and those who believe that actual evidence of intelligent life beyond our own, and outside our grasp. Thus, began the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

“Human beings love to wonder why…other beings out there in the universe is just so tantalizing, so exciting to think that there’s something else out there, we’re not alone.” — Karen O’Neil, Director, Green Bank Observatory.

WOW SIGNAL features informative interviews from Jerry Ehman (Astronomer at the University of Michigan), Karen O’Neil (Site Director National Radio Astronomy Observatory), Seth Shostak (Former director of SETI), Robert Gray (author of The Elusive Wow), Tom Burns (Director of the Perkins Observatory), Michael Holstine (Former Director National Radio Astronomy Observatory; Child of God, Angel’s Perch) and more.

“Interviewing believers and skeptics alike, the show deftly and simply explains the “Wow! Signal” not only the astronomical and mechanical science of its nature and detection, but the culture of listening for aliens that the signal jump-started in the late 1970s,” continued Reel World Theology.

Watch the trailer for WOW SIGNAL here:

TriCoast Entertainmenthas released WOW SIGNAL onto DVD and is also available on various digital streaming platforms (Amazon, iTunes, FlixFling, Vimeo on Demand, Google Play).

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WOW SIGNAL (2019, 88 min.) Directed by: Bob Dawson. Screenwriter: Michael Shaw. Producers: Michael Shaw and Bob Dawson. Film editor: Bob Dawson. Art direction: Eric Brown. USA, English. Next Feature Films. TriCoast Worldwide.

Production company: Next Feature Films.

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