Excerpt from a conversation between Ellie Arroway (Contact) and Louise Banks (Arrival).
LOUISE: That's what we call them, yes.
ELLIE: I wonder if they came through the wormhole network.
LOUISE: I don't see why not. The primary gift they gave was their language. Which came with a non-linear perception of space-time.
ELLIE: I saw their starways, but I was forced to be the only one who had the experience. A lot changed between 1997 and 2016.
LOUISE: You had to claw your way past male colleagues who were doing everything possible to steal your thunder.
ELLIE: Including McConaughey.
COOPER: Hey gals, what are we talking about?
LOUISE: Oh, Christ.
ELLIE: Get out of here, Interstellar. Nobody wants to…