Biggs Aerospace, the billion-dollar space exploration corporation, has recently had one of its ships return with a green-skinned man with elf ears. Upon scanning him, the scientists discover that the alien shares DNA with Jack Adams, an old friend of the CEO, Alexander Biggs.
Biggs follows up on this and invited Jack and his daughter, Laura Lee, to his mansion with the offer of a trip for the both of them. Jack declines at first, but circumstances lead him to change his mind (though he leaves his daughter with her aunt and uncle and goes himself).
Soon, however, Jack discovers that the reason Alex invited him was because he wanted Jack to come with him into space, and that he may have some ulterior motive for going there.
Astro contains examples of:
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Alexander Biggs.
- Extremely Short Time Span: The events of the movie happen over the course of five days.
- Human Popsicle: Biggs Aerospace has technology that can freeze someone in a state of suspended animation. Subject A is put through this to transport him to Earth. It also happens to Charlie Biggs, and finally Jack.
- The Lost Lenore: Jack's Wife, Julie, who passed away from cancer.
- Luke, You Are My Father: As it turns out, Subject A is Adam's star child.
- News Broadcast: WWN has some of these throughout the movie.
- Next Sunday A.D.: The film is set in December of 2018, but released in June of 2018.
- Not Good with Rejection: As it turns out, if Alexander Biggs makes you an offer, and you reject it, he'll just make you do what he wants you to do by force.
- Sequel Hook: The film ends with Laura, being offered a stone that can control destiny by Vivian, and reaching to take it.