The enemy was encoding secret messages in plant DNA, so they “captured” a greenhouse.
The first decoded messages were recipes for various dishes.
It was slow going: the greenhouse only grew savory herbs.
The Leader asked, “Have you found anything good, yet?”
The lab tech said, “Only thyme will tell.”
Two enemy pilots crashed onto an uninhabited planet while engaged.
They gradually learned to trust each other, and became good friends.
The alien pilot told the human he was pregnant (don’t ask) then died.
The human’s bittersweet joy at this event was interrupted when thousands of baby aliens devoured him.