Independence Day

And risk turning
one dangerous falling object into many?

We don't yet know enough
to make any kind of intelligen tjudgments.

Luckily the press is making up
their own story for now.

But that's not gonna keep.
- We may need to upgrade to DEFCON 3.
- Absolutely.

General, tell NORAD we're on DEFCON 3.
- That's not what the President said.
- Isn't that a bit premature?

Over 50% of the armed forces
are on weekend leave.

Plus the commanders and troops
that are in town for the Fourth of July parade.

The object has settled into a stationary orbit.
- Well, that's good news.
- Not really, sir.

Part of it has broken off
into nearly three dozen pieces.

Smaller than the whole,
yet over 15 miles in width themselves.

Where are they heading?
They should be entering our atmosphere
within the next 25 minutes.

Take us to DEFCON 3.
- Please say we're gettin' somewhere.
- There's good and bad news.

- What's the bad news?
- There's a penalty for disturbing my lunch.

And the good news is you won't charge me.
No. The good news is that
the problem is not our equipment,

but a weird signal
embedded in the satellite feed.

That's the good news?
Yes. It has a sequential pattern.
Once I find the exact binary sequence,

I can calculate the phase reversal
and apply it.

We should be able to block it out.
And then we'll be the only guys in town
with a clear picture!

Yes! Yes! David! That's why I love you!
That's not necessary. Too kind.