Somewhere out there was a race of aliens as advanced as us and they tried to make contact with other races by sending out signals but they blew themselves to oblivion long ago and their signals passed Earth well before we were capable of intercepting them. They thought they were alone, too.

I’ve had the Night Court theme stuck in my head for a couple of days.

The same thing happened to me in the 80s. I hated it then and I hate it now.