Info on the movie Out There
Ada programmer and
author Tom Strelich
put a plug for the Ada language in the upcoming movie, Out
- Out There
- Sunday, November 19, 1995
- 8:00 P.M.
- Time of the Plug:
- About 45 minutes into the movie.
Summary of the the Movie
Description: Mosley, a down-on-his-luck photographer, buys an old
Brownie camera at a yard-sale and notices that there is film inside.
He develops the film and finds 30 year-old photographic evidence of a
UFO landing and the abduction of two hunters by aliens. He teams up
with Paige, the daughter of one of the abducted hunters. Together,
they embark on a bizarre odyssey that involves flying saucers,
accordions, Nixon, musak, underground alien bases, and ultimately
reveals what the aliens are really here for.
Julie Brown and
Setup for the Ada Plug
Mosley and Paige seek out Joleen, a trailer-court queen and
computer-literate UFO-freak, who maintains an on-line UFO database and
BBS. As they wait for a database search to give them a new lead,
Paige compliments Joleen on the software...
Script of the Scene
What follows is the text of the Ada plug -- it's a
little different in the movie since the actress embellished it a bit!
Ok, almost got the search query ready.
(Typing at the keyboard)
(Continues typing, clicking)
You can't just go to a library and check out Project Blue Book, it
wasn't even a real book, just a bunch of classified reports, so the
only way to get'm is through the Freedom of Information Act, which
means writing letters back and forth to a buncha assholes in
Washington. And the only people who have time to do that are UFO
freaks living in trailer parks. We've got over ten thousand pages of
hyper-text Blue Book documents on-line.
(Last keystroke with a flourish)
There goes the query. There's a lotta network traffic tonight, so
this might take a minute.
Quite a system you've got here.
Programmed it myself in the D-O-D approved, MIL-STANDARD-1815A, Ada
programming language. It's the only language for serious software
engineering. C and C++ are for bed-wetting little hackers and
Somebody's watching us. In that trailer over there.
(Looking out the window)
Yeah, he just moved in. He's an alien. They sent him here to keep tabs on me.
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