The Pitch

ET’s Return

About 39 years ago, E.T. the Extraterrestrial hit the big screen. I am weary of sequels, but I think there is a fun way to do this. Henry Thomas, who played Elliott as a kid, is 49 years old. He could reprise his role? Listening to Neil Diamond’s Heartlight got me thinking, what would the fallout of encountering aliens have on a family? Pretending E.T. was real, would our present world be any different? Would the family have been silenced by threats, mind wiped by Men in Black, or simply paid off? Could they ever go back to being a normal family?



I am a father, a counselor, and have been fortunate enough to have traveled the world. I enjoy writing, exploring consciousness, and listening to others.

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