'the edge of running water' + 'the lawrence crown affair' + snowy mountains
Bijou Thomas, scientist undercover. Celeste le Blanc, woman astronemtrist. They have to fix the machine the old man built before it does... whatever he was trying to do. Open the portal... somewhere in space...
Invisible bodies; astrometry is used to calculate the celestial bodies invisible to the eye by observing the movements of the visible bodies. the old man's machine is rendering visible and tangible very strange, galactic entities; coming into contact with them is extremely dangerous.
(The image is a screenshot from Gris.)