Independence Day

- How did you do that?
- I gave it a cold.

l gave it a virus. A computer virus.
Are you telling us you can send out a signal
that will disable all their shields?

Just like they used our satellites against us,
we can use their own signal against them.

lf we plant a virus into that mother ship,
it's gonna filter down
into all the corresponding ships below.

I'm sorry. I don't understand. How exactly
do we infect the mother ship with this virus?

We're... We're gonna
have to... fly their alien craft
out of our atmosphere and dock with it.

We can enter here,
as shown in these satellite photos.

We then upload the virus, set off
some kind of explosion which'll disable it.

That'll disorient the smaller ships below
and that could buy you some time to...

to take 'em... take 'em out. Take 'em down.
Do your... Do your stuff.
- This is ridiculous!
- How long would their shields be down?

Eh... I dunno. A matter of minutes.
You want us to coordinate a counterstrike
with a window of a few minutes?

- With shields down, it might be possible.
- Oh, please!

We don't have the manpower or the resources
to launch that kind of a campaign!

Not to mention
that this whole cockamamie plan

depends on a machine that no one
in this world is qualified to operate.

l wouldn't say that, sir.
I've seen them in action.
I'm aware of their manoeuvring capabilities.

With your permission, General,
I'd like the opportunity to try.

That thing is a wreck.
lt crash-landed in the '50s.
We don't even know if it's capable of flying!

Jim, remove the clamps.