Their planet in total collapse, 500 of the best and brightest launch into space to find a new home, Earth being their chosen destination. Annie embarks on an advance expedition, but her craft is forced down outside a small Iowa town. With the help of three teenagers, she tries to gain acceptance for her people. Frightened citizens, hostile military forces, the media, and the President of the United States, treat the gentle colonists and their advanced technology as a threatening alien invasion. The survival of their race rides on Annie’s ability to charm the Earthlings and establish a new home.