Here is the video:
That was amazing and cool enough, but then I was reading the comments (the comments are often just as good, if not better than some posts, sometimes) and saw this written by AirShowFan:
It's ok, they built a second one in Hokkaido...
O M G!!
A few comments further down, The Strong Rope wrote:
#20. LOL!!! That is freaking hilarious. Where is Jodie when you need her?
Which is only funny if you WORKED ON THE VISUAL EFFECTS FOR THE MOVIE CONTACT!!
Sorry to shout but holy cow. NOBODY makes Contact references or jokes. I had to email Tom immediately and he wrote back:
"interstellar space travel machine...you're doing it wrong."
It's good to have a guy like Tom in my life. Just a few weeks ago, after cleaning out his closets in preparation to move, he brought me his Contact crew jacket (that he never wore) and some Contact props paraphernalia. Yowza. Old times! Good times! Thanks Tom!