After First Contact has been established with a species, the process of Second Contact begins. During second contact, the representatives of the United Federation of Planets meet with the leaders of the newly-contacted species. According to Ensign Brad Boimler, this is when "we get all the paperwork signed, make sure we're spelling the name of the planet right, [and] get to know all the good places to eat," among other diplomatic tasks.
Notes and References
- Kadin, Heather and Katie Krentz, Alex Kurtzman, Mike McMahan, Eugene Roddenberry & Trevor Roth (Executive Producers). "Second Contact." Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 1, Episode 1. Co-Exceutive Produced by Aaron Baiers and Chris Kula. Supervising Production by Ben Kalina, Chris Prynowski, and Shannon Prynowski. Produced by Dave Ihlenfeld and David Wright. Co-Produced by Robyn Johnson and Brad Winters. Directed by Barry J. Kelly. Written by Mike McMahon. Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry. Created by Mike McMahan. CBS Entertainment, 6 August 2020.