Flight of the Navigator

Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, about David Freeman, a 12yearold boy who is abducted by an alien spaceship and finds himself caught in a world that has changed around him.

On the night of July 4, 1978 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12yearold David Scott Freeman walks through the woods to pick up his 8yearold younger brother Jeff from a friends house when he accidentally falls into a ravine and is knocked unconscious. When he comes to, he discovers that it is now the year 1986 his parents are middleaged and Jeff is nowyears old. Meanwhile, an alien spaceship crashes through some power lines and is promptly confiscated by NASA. David is taken to a hospital for some tests, but is sent to a NASA research facility when his brainwaves reveal mental images of the spaceship. Dr. Louis Faraday, who has been studying the spaceship since its arrival, discovers that Davids mind is filled with alien technical manuals and star charts covering expanses of the galaxy far exceeding anything humans have recorded. Davids subconscious mind tells the scientists that he was taken to a planet called Phaelon, 560 light years away, in just over 4.4 hours. They realize that David has experienced severe time dilation as a result of having traveled faster than the speed of light, explaining why eight years have passed on Earth, but not for him. David is unable to comprehend what Faraday tells him and flees the room, leaving Faraday muttering that 48 hours will be insufficient to finish his investigation.The next morning, following a telepathic communication from the ship, David secretly boards it and meets its robotic commander called a Trimaxion Drone Ship or Max for short, which refers to David as the Navigator. After they escape from the facility, Max tells David that its mission was to travel across the galaxy, collect biological specimens, take them to Phaelon for analysis, and then return them to their homes. Phaelons scientists discovered humans only useof their brain and, as an experiment, filled the remainder of his with miscellaneous information, including all of the star charts discovered by Phaelons astronomers, including the information that

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