Made-for-TV sci-fi drama starring Kyle MacLachlan as Intelligence Officer Jesse Marcel, the original investigator of the crash-landing at Roswell believed by many to be the work of aliens. The film opens with Marcel as an old man. He attends a reunion of his US Air Force unit and attempts to use the event to get to the bottom of what really happened in New Mexico in the summer of 1947. Back then Marcel and his commanding officer, Colonel Blanchard (John M. Jackson), believed they had found evidence of an alien landing, but were convinced by the powers that be to change their story. Will Marcel manage to find an explanation that satisfies him at last?