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23rd Mar '16 9:26:48 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' had the main team be a pretty balanced collection in their team leaders. Also somewhat present in the ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' movie.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' had the main team be a pretty balanced collection in their team leaders.leaders: a military officer with sufficient authority to represent the United States to foreign powers, a physicist who can perform preliminary analysis of alien technology encountered, an anthropologist and linguist who can help with establishing friendly relations with any cultures they encounter, and an alien defector knowledgeable about the greater galaxy that Earth is stepping into. Also somewhat present in the ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' movie.
12th Mar '16 10:58:41 PM PaulA
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12th Mar '16 10:58:00 PM PaulA
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* In the ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' storyline "Take Me To Your Leader", a respected scientist and government advisor encounters what he believes is a first contact situation, and Sir Gerald Tarrant is given the job of selecting a small discreet first contact team. Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin are his first and only choices; their ability to sniff out a scam is an obvious qualification, but Tarrant suggests that he would have picked them even if he didn't suspect a hoax -- of all the people he knows, they have the broadest range of interests, solid grounding in the basics of many disciplines, and open and enquiring minds, which he considers more likely to be useful than any number of experts whose expertise might be about to be proven useless.
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14th Jan '16 6:56:48 PM Jake
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* Played with in ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier''; the [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram Kerbals]] can't send a full team of anthropologists, linguists and so on along on their first interstellar mission because the ship just isn't big enough, but thanks to the [[SubspaceAnsible FTL communications system]] they have the anthropology and linguistics departments of every university on Kerbin and Duna for MissionControl. The actual in-person contact team are three veteran astronauts, one engineer who helped create the AlcubierreDrive and one skilled CommunicationsOfficer who's supposed to [[AliensStealCable scan for radio and TV signals]] [[LearnedEnglishFromWatchingTelevision so they can start picking up the language]] if they ''do'' find some aliens.
22nd Oct '15 8:09:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Sphere}}'' by Michael Crichton, when an alien ship is discovered at the bottom of the ocean, the government sends a team composed of a psychologist, a mathematician, a biologist, and an astrophysicist.
** Later becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: the psychologist who wrote the "Emergency FirstContact Plan" admits that, after having been approached by the government to produce the plan, he thought it was so ridiculous that he lazily based all his recommendations on popular science fiction.

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* In ''Film/{{Sphere}}'' by Michael Crichton, when an alien ship is discovered at the bottom of the ocean, the government sends a team composed of a psychologist, a mathematician, a biologist, and an astrophysicist.
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astrophysicist. Later becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: the psychologist who wrote the "Emergency FirstContact Plan" admits that, after having been approached by the government to produce the plan, he thought it was so ridiculous that he lazily based all his recommendations on popular science fiction.
22nd Oct '15 8:09:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Sphere}}'' by Michael Crichton, when an alien ship is discovered at the bottom of the ocean, the government sends a team composed of a psychologist, a mathematician, a biologist, and an astrophysicist.

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* In ''{{Sphere}}'' ''Film/{{Sphere}}'' by Michael Crichton, when an alien ship is discovered at the bottom of the ocean, the government sends a team composed of a psychologist, a mathematician, a biologist, and an astrophysicist.
10th Sep '15 10:38:51 AM MarkLungo
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7th Sep '15 12:08:31 PM FordPrefect
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* Any diplomatic mission meant to travel beyond the sphere of a given ruler's sphere; to chase an interesting rumor for instance or to begin relations with a previously isolated people. These were usually sent for utilitarian rather then scientific purposes and some behaved quite brutally. Yet in fact they were a first contact team and may have been the inspiration for this Trope.

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* Any diplomatic mission meant to travel beyond the sphere of a given ruler's sphere; to chase an interesting rumor rumor, for instance instance, or to begin relations with a previously isolated people. These were usually sent for utilitarian rather then than scientific purposes and some behaved quite brutally. Yet in fact they were a first contact team and may have been the inspiration for this Trope.



** One of the first explorers in history was a Chinese courtier sent to an unmapped kingdom which was famous for horses(which the Chinese army was short on), and rumored to have a grudge against some of China's enemies.

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** One of the first explorers in history was a Chinese courtier sent to an unmapped kingdom which was famous for horses(which horses (which the Chinese army was short on), and rumored to have a grudge against some of China's enemies.
8th Jul '15 4:34:54 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/JohnHemry's ''TheLostFleet'' series, the fleet is sent into alien space with xenologists who had attempted to work out how to contact aliens if they ever found them. [[spoiler:They turn out to be much less useful than a general-turned-politican who had been sent along as an official ambassador, and who had many fewer preconceived notions.]]

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* In Creator/JohnHemry's ''TheLostFleet'' ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series, the fleet is sent into alien space with xenologists who had attempted to work out how to contact aliens if they ever found them. [[spoiler:They turn out to be much less useful than a general-turned-politican who had been sent along as an official ambassador, and who had many fewer preconceived notions.]]
14th Jun '15 5:38:32 PM nombretomado
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* In JackCampbell's ''TheLostFleet'' series, the fleet is sent into alien space with xenologists who had attempted to work out how to contact aliens if they ever found them. [[spoiler:They turn out to be much less useful than a general-turned-politican who had been sent along as an official ambassador, and who had many fewer preconceived notions.]]

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* In JackCampbell's Creator/JohnHemry's ''TheLostFleet'' series, the fleet is sent into alien space with xenologists who had attempted to work out how to contact aliens if they ever found them. [[spoiler:They turn out to be much less useful than a general-turned-politican who had been sent along as an official ambassador, and who had many fewer preconceived notions.]]
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