In the good old days of C64 the Thargoids really did ruin your day!
Really happy to see them come back... I have to start improving my dogfight skills to survive even a short time
Only until you had some nice equipment on your ship... from then on, Thargoid hunting was major fun. IIRC you could actually "call" the Thargoids out, by hitting the right key during hyperjump. Good ol' times