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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: seeker1963
Well, with the colony ship idea, my thoughts tend to turn towards the movies "Alien Nation" and "District 9"
Of course there is another scenario that I thought of: they showed up to warn us of someone or something else on the way.
I could see them going: What? What do you mean you stopped spending money on your space programs? You don't have a way to escape? Well, we did warn you.......guess it sucks to be you guys when the alien Grey Goo shows up and destroys your world. Bye.
originally posted by: orionthehunter
We'd want to determine intent. Hostile or peaceful. Purpose of visit? Appearance of creatures. If they are hot ladies from the planet without men, they might have arrived and are looking for me and other men. I had a dream where I visited a planet full of hot women and they really liked me a lot.
If they are non humanoid, they may be hostile or simply think we are like rats in the sewer.
Another possibility is that they used to live here many thousands of years ago or even millions of years ago but left before an asteroid devastated the planet. In that case, we hope they are peaceful.
If they are a scout ship as in the movie Battleship, we do not want them communicating back to their home planet or fleet. We will need to neutralize them and prepare to fight future scouts or fleets building up our own fleets to fight back and defend our home world.
Suddenly the thing manifests a huge spaceship called USS Eldridge....
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: pheonix358
Also lovely. Or blue people with six arms with shivas grandson.
The ship is called "svarg ke dvaar"
originally posted by: madmac5150
Advanced societies tend to enslave/eliminate more primitive societies.
If advanced aliens show up... pray that you are cute enough to be a pet...
S&F for the Mars Attacks reference...
"We don't know much about aliens, but we know about humans. If you look at history, contact between humans and less intelligent organisms have often been disastrous from their point of view, and encounters between civilizations with advanced versus primitive technologies have gone badly for the less advanced. A civilization reading one of our messages could be billions of years ahead of us. If so, they will be vastly more powerful, and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria."