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* '''Reconstructed''': The radical differences between the humans and the aliens are not unbridgeable thanks to convergent evolution, and so both species can gain [[OddFriendship great benefits from their interactions]].* '''Played For Laughs''': The aliens make a ridiculous ClicheStorm upon meeting humans.

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* '''Reconstructed''': The radical differences between the humans and the aliens are not unbridgeable thanks to convergent evolution, and so both species can gain [[OddFriendship great benefits from their interactions]].interactions]].
* '''Played For Laughs''': The aliens make a ridiculous ClicheStorm upon meeting humans.


* '''Reconstructed''': The radical differences between the humans and the aliens are not unbridgeable thanks to convergent evolution, and so both species can gain [[OddFriendship great benefits from their interactions]].

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* '''Reconstructed''': The radical differences between the humans and the aliens are not unbridgeable thanks to convergent evolution, and so both species can gain [[OddFriendship great benefits from their interactions]].* '''Played For Laughs''': The aliens make a ridiculous ClicheStorm upon meeting humans.
* '''Played For Drama''': The arrival of aliens threatens our place in the universe, leading to existential crises.



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* '''Justified''': [[{{Infodump}} The crew exobiologist explains]] that life is likely to evolve everywhere that human beings would find habitable in the universe.

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* '''Justified''': [[{{Infodump}} The crew exobiologist explains]] that life is likely to evolve everywhere that human beings would find habitable in the universe.[[note]]In RealLife, this is one of the many ideas that the UsefulNotes/FermiParadox calls into question.[[/note]]


* '''Inverted''': An alien species completely vanishes from the universe, never to be encountered again.

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An alien species completely vanishes from the universe, never to be encountered again.again.
** An intelligent alien species encounters humans for the first time.


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* '''Parodied''': A crew of geeks looking to see if intelligent life may be found in a biker bar after they get a response to a message they sent to there in a parody of SETI.

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A crew of geeks looking to see if intelligent life may be found in a biker bar after they get a response to a message they sent to there in a parody of SETI.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Two HumanSubspecies from long-separated lineages encounter for the first time.

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Two HumanSubspecies from long-separated lineages encounter for the first time.

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**The aliens turn out to be extremely stupid, not intelligent at all.
**It turns out that the humans have met these aliens several times before, but found them so boring they forgot about them.


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** The ''Lazarus'' finds out that the signals are an automatic message sent by machines, whose intelligent creators died out or moved unimaginably far away eons ago.


* '''Implied''': The future Earth in the story has an AlternativeCalendar based on years "Since Contact".



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* '''Exaggerated''': ...and then from another ... and another ... and another...

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* '''Exaggerated''': ...and And then from another ... and And another ... and And another...



* '''Double Subverted''': ...millions of years after WorldWarThree, when a new species has replaced humanity.

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...millions Millions of years after WorldWarThree, when a new species has replaced humanity.



* '''Deconstructed''': The alien species is [[StarfishAliens so radically different from humanity]] that no [[StarfishLanguage communication]] or [[BlueAndOrangeMorality understanding]] is possible.
* '''Reconstructed''': The radical differences between the humans and the aliens are not unbridgeable thanks to convergent evolution, and so both species can gain [[OddFriendship great benefits from their interactions]].



* '''Lampshaded''': "I don't believe it! To find extraterrestrial life on our first voyage out of the solar system ... it's fantastic!"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "I don't believe it! To find extraterrestrial life on our first voyage out of the solar system ... it's system... It's fantastic!"



* '''Deconstructed''': The alien species is [[StarfishAliens so radically different from humanity]] that no [[StarfishLanguage communication]] or [[BlueAndOrangeMorality understanding]] is possible.
* '''Reconstructed''': The radical differences between the humans and the aliens are not unbridgeable thanks to convergent evolution, and so both species can gain [[OddFriendship great benefits from their interactions]].



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* '''Parodied''': A crew of geeks looking to see if intelligent life may be found in a biker bar after they get a response to a message they sent to there in a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome parody of SETI]].

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* '''Parodied''': A crew of geeks looking to see if intelligent life may be found in a biker bar after they get a response to a message they sent to there in a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome parody of SETI]]. SETI.


* '''Parodied''': A crew of geeks wanders into a biker bar looking to see if intelligent life may be found there.
** ...After getting a response to a message they sent to the bar, in a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome parody of SETI]].

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* '''Parodied''': A crew of geeks wanders into a biker bar looking to see if intelligent life may be found there.
** ...After getting
in a biker bar after they get a response to a message they sent to the bar, there in a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome parody of SETI]].

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** ...After getting a response to a message they sent to the bar, in a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome parody of SETI]].


* '''Downplayed''': SETI picks up a radio signal from several light years away, and [[NoFTL starts sending radio signals in response]].

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* '''Downplayed''': SETI picks up a radio signal from several light years away, and [[NoFTL starts sending radio signals in response]].response.

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* '''Downplayed''': SETI picks up a radio signal from several light years away, and [[NoFTL starts sending radio signals in response]].


* '''Inverted''': The Aliens are the ones recieving the signals from the humans

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* '''Inverted''': The Aliens are the ones recieving the signals An alien species completely vanishes from the humansuniverse, never to be encountered again.

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