Close Encounters of the Third Kind was an Earth movie directed by Steven Spielberg.
When John Crichton found himself on Moya for the first time, he said, "Boy, was Spielberg ever wrong. 'Close Encounters' - my ass." ("Premiere")
Crichton referred to "close encounters" again a cycle later while with Tocot saying "Critters. More close encounters." ("Die Me, Dichotomy")