Troodons are widely believed to have been the most intelligent of all dinosaurs, with a brain/body ratio higher than fellow reptiles as well as most mammals of the late Cretaceous. Our fascination with this small predator and its large brain has lead to many creative interpretations, including a Star Trek novel and the development of a “Dinosauroid” - a very anthropomorphic conceptualization of the evolutionary path the Troodon would have taken if it hadn’t been launched from its earthly haven into outer space by a rogue meteor.
As it happens, Troodons have shown humanity up to an astonishing degree. Once lauded only for their keen depth perception and mechanical intelligence, they are now by far superior to us technologically, scientifically and even philosophically (the Central Troodonian library is rumoured to encompass an entire planet). They have used the past 65 million years to build complex space stations and have colonized the better part of the Milky Way. We are told (by them) that we live in the worse part.
Soon after scientists began capturing photographic evidence of other paleocosmic communities, Troodons began sending JPEG files of their own space stations, colonies and communities to NASA employees’ assorted Smartphones. It would appear that the Troodons have been watching us for some time, and for whatever reason (no need to assume it’s nefarious!!!) have waited for us to discover their dinosaur brethren before getting in touch with us.
There’s no reason these photos should not be taken as a token of peace and brotherhood between species, even though we have no idea where their nearest base is, no indication of how they colonized the galaxy so thoroughly and no chance of avoiding our species’ collective shit getting kicked out of it if they ever decide to attack.
Nobody has any good reason to be desperately, pants-shittingly afraid of the Troodons.