Before we talk about Rommel & Patton (AKA The Hour of the Fox) I want everyone to acknowledge that I was right, and it was going to boil down to a last page decision to accept an offer or not.
(Kelly clicked the heels of his shiny boots together. Fools! Incompetents! Why didn't they listen to me!)
So yes, Richard Rohmer can reduce even the great tides of history to a series of meetings and an up-or-down from the head office. Richard Rohmer's Life of Jesus would be fifteen Last Suppers, followed by JC taking an offer to God, "What if this cup passed from me?" and God saying No.
I haven't even read the jacket copy on Starmageddon, but I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that Earth is running out of something (despite the best efforts of our wise, quasi-military planetwide government) so we have a war with aliens over space minerals, and after a while they send us a peace offer and a plan to merge technologies. Will we accept? Is it a trap?
Will Z'rk deposit 20 billion credits into our space account?