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'Independence Day: Resurgence' Video Profiles Brent Spiner's Dr. Okun

Twenty years ago it looked as if Dr. Brackish Okun had perished at the hands (or the tentacles) of an alien in "Independence Day," yet the trailers for "Independence Day: Resurgence" reveal he plays role in the upcoming sequel.

In this new video, "Earth Space Defense: Heroes of '96," we're given a bit of the backstory of "Einstein with a mood ring," who's spent the past 20 years in a coma following the attack. Like the rest of us, the video's narrator holds out hope that Okun will awake when the Earth needs a hero once again.

The man, the myth, the hero. ESD Films presents a never-before-seen look at Dr. Brackish Okun.https://t.co/l6TnR7L4qN

— Independence Day (@IndependenceDay) June 18, 2016

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Opening June 24, director Roland Emmerich's “Independence Day: Resurgence” stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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