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10 Step Guide To Surviving First Contact With Alien Races
How to make it through those tricky first encounters with an extraterrestrial race

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10 Step Guide To Surviving First Contact With Alien Races | 7. Welcome aliens who visit for some benign reason
7. Welcome aliens who visit for some benign reason

For example: Cocoon, Transformers, Green Lantern, I Am Number Four, Men In Black, Outlander, Superman, The Man Who Fell to Earth

On a related note, there’s a fair chance that the visitors are here for reasons of their own that have nothing to do with conquest, theft or slaughter. They may be hiding out from enemies, hunting down enemies, or saving the Earth from enemies. They may simply be trying to live out the American dream, in which case you’ll need to set up a special sunglasses-wearing police force to keep an eye on them, but that's about it.

Heck, it could go even further than that. The alien visitor may be a selfless boy scout from a dying world, dedicated to saving us all from destruction with nothing but superpowers and a spit-curl. Or they may be here to rejuvenate senior citizens, and what kind of heartless grandchild would deny their dear old granny a second chance at romance with Don Ameche?
 

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1 Why no FIRST CONTACT?
Thought the absence of STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT was a bit odd given the theme. Clearly as we learn from its final sequences - you welcome the aliens, offer them refreshments and introduce them to rock music - us and them then live long and prosper! More

Posted by FirstContact on Saturday April 14, 2012, 10:00

2 RE: quick correction
L: CapCanuck a quick correction: there are no aliens of any sort in the film Outland. Otherwise, an amusing article :) amn, that was meant to be Outlander in both instances. It should now be corrected. More

Posted by Helen OHara on Friday April 13, 2012, 15:25

3 Or.....
They're here to kick start our evolution & only make us aware of this by a cult set up by a bad sci-fi writer & promoted by chief of propaganda Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. We can then use our latent alien knowledge to defeat 17ft turds when they invade! Travolta told us!!! & were you meaning OutlandER rather than Outland? More

Posted by Bleaz79 on Thursday April 12, 2012, 21:07

4 quick correction
a quick correction: there are no aliens of any sort in the film Outland. Otherwise, an amusing article :) More

Posted by CapCanuck on Thursday April 12, 2012, 13:09

5 11. Stay Away
For example: Alien, District 9, Promethius, Alien vs Predator, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial As your mother would say 'Don't touch what is not yours', or you might just have something jumping out of your chest or turn into a prawn. If science fiction films haven't told us something, it's that if you leave aliens alone they might leave you alone. Just don't trust any of them. Even that E.T. fella looks dangerious, would you let an alien take your son on a flying bike ride, even if he was the nicest alien you had ever met? What if Elliott had fallen off his bike in mid flight!?! STAY AWAY! More

Posted by jwhite83 on Wednesday April 11, 2012, 16:27

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