ET was the first alien ambassador to Earth.Never forgetting his "connection" with the stars, Elliot eventually became an astronaut. His great-grandson will eventually be the first man on Mars, and his family will carry on a proud spacefaring tradition. Thousands of years later, with humanity dispersed to other planets in the galaxy, a distant descendant of his will briefly consider joining the space fleet of the central galactic military, until a certain moisture farmer from an obscure desert planet will convince him to take up the rebels' cause...
Elliot's FatherInstead of a certain archeologist suggested in the WMG above, Elliot's father is actually Mutt Williams aka Henry Jones III.
Keys is Elliot's fatherKeys is first shown listening to Elliot when he's talking about his dad and Keys seems to be emotional (the way his face looks in the shadow is similar to the way Elliot's mom looked when she thought of Elliot's dad). Then later when Elliot and ET are with the doctors, Keys talks to Elliot very warmly; while it's probably due to Keys just being a nice guy, he seems to be acting a little too close towards someone he's just met. He almost acts like he already knows Elliot and cares for him, such as if he were his father. Finally, he is the only one present when ET leaves who is not *officially* a member of the family. His being there could signify that he actually is a part of the family as the father. Not to mention the way he's standing next to Elliot's mom also seems a little close for someone who's more or less a stranger to these people. Star Wars exists in the E.T. universe. Towards the end when the house is quarantined and blocked off we see a crowd of people, including a news van. The story of an alien being found more than likely made the news, and pictures of E.T. were published. George Lucas used it as a background detail when he made another movie down the road.
The planet that E.T. came from actually is Uranus
ET didn't actually existIt was just an imaginary friend Elliott made up to cope with his loneliness. E.T. may've been a frog or lizard he found in the yard, or he pretended the dog was E.T. Elliott's mom never actually acknowledges E.T. except when Gertie asks if he's dead.
Eventually this happened.
ET was marooned deliberately.One question nobody ever seem to ask is why ET needed to phone home in the first place. I mean, you’d think that after accidentally abandoning one of his crew on an alien world, the first thing any decent space captain would do is turn around and start using all his ship’s space-sensors to find his guy so they can rescue him. Even if the space sensors couldn’t find the sad little turd-person, they should have picked up his phone home signal in, like, three minutes, and been there within the hour. Instead Elliott and ET waited all night, then had to spend, like, two more days being probed by the government and dying in ditches before getting the flying bicycle back to Spaceville. The conclusion of all this is obvious: ET wasn’t forgotten by his crewmates, he was marooned. They dumped him deliberately and then — as evidenced by the length of time it took them to get back — they flew off in a direction that was Away. So why did they come back at all? Well, clearly a ship that advanced would have a computerised log. And they couldn’t very well get back to their home planet and tell their glowy-fingered alien masters: “Yeah, we got a distress signal, but we decided to ignore it because screw that guy.” What they could tell their glowy-fingered alien masters, of course, is: “Yeah, we rescued him, but he turned out to be infected with weird Earth diseases, so we were forced to savagely beat him with our space-clubs, and then throw him out the airlock. It was really sad; we were forced to hold an awesome party to make ourselves feel better.” And now you know why there was never a sequel.
E.T. is related to BulbasaurBulbasaur is more of a plant than an animal and the two do make flowers bloom when they're at the top of their game.
E.T. was the captain of the ship that left him behind.Related to the above theory about being left behind deliberately. Even if the crew basically decided to say "sod that guy", there would still be questions about just how they managed to sustain casualties on a scouting mission, and judging by how they did it privately they wouldn't want to leave behind a body, meaning simply saying "a native animal mauled him" and any attack by a human would surely lead to war. Therefore, I propose that E.T. was the captain of a ship that decided to mutiny against him, leaving him behind on a backwater planet where he wouldn't be able to arrange rescue, giving the renegade ship time to escape. E.T. getting rescued means that things just got a lot worse for that crew now he's been rescued, and judging by the level of competence E.T. shows, they may not have been wholly unjustified in mutinying. Alternatively...
Earth is like a penal colony.E.T. managed to earn the ire of the government while appealing to the people, resulting in him being arrested and deported, preventing him from earning martyr status but hopefully stopping his cause. Unfortunately for the government and fortunately for the people, his message reached his fellow rebels, who tracked him down (hence why they took so long to arrive) and now it's time for a Rip Roaring Rampage Of Revenge.
This movie really is set in the Close Encounters of the Third Kind universe.Spielberg has said this was kind of a sequel, but it could stand there as one on its own merit. See, after first contact in the 1970's in the first movie, the government has been watching the skies. They detected ET's ship landing and sent a group to invstigate, this being the first time aliens have landed since the 1970's. ET, of course, is a completely different race from the other aliens and they may or may not know about each other. This explains why the humans were aware of the landing and why they already had devices to scan for alien traces, and all the stuff all ready to roll to close off a house with plastic for study. Keys said he's been dreaming about this since he was a kid - that's because he wasn't at the 1970's landing himself, so he's still never seen a real space alien. Humans want to study an alien because the 1970's crew didn't drop off a body of theirs for us to study.
ET is starving.Oh, yeah - he can eat earth food, but it's a chemical he usually gets in his normal food he's lacking. One of the injections they tried when trying to bring ET back was the stuff or close enough to give him and extra boost.