After the satellite opens fire on The Star Guard, there is genuine shock in the space cop’s reaction. This is a key early in the story that shows that somewhere, someone on Earth KNOWS that there are intergalactic threats out there. What we have is a situation that started routine for The Star Guard and escalated quickly.

“Well why didn’t the satellite attack the Reticulan ship?” is something you might ask. The answer is simple (or is it?) maybe The Star Guard was targeted…