For questions about the term "first contact", used to refer to humans interacting with an alien race for the first time in most science-fiction films, television, and literature. For the Star Trek movie, use [star-trek-first-contact].

The term "First Contact" is used to refer to humans interacting with an alien race for the first time in most Sci-Fi films and literature. It is theorized that the term originated from the book "First Contact" by Murray Leinster, published in 1955. However, the idea of alien contact and "First Contact" has been used in other literature forms spanning centuries.

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