||A genuinely interesting episode. I liked the concept, despite the odd flaw, and I found the situation interesting. It also brings up a point which is not addressed very often, why don't the locals notice when a starship is visible in orbit? Here, she was not only visible, she became a long-term fixture in the sky. I'm sure that physicists could pick holes in the science, but not the story itself. The locals' attitudes to the ship changed fast, but I suppose everything was fast. One minute, there was a space race to get there (and we never saw any of the other racers or any unmanned probes), the next, the ship was under attack. Still, the locals came through in the end. I would like to have seen something of the Doctor's time on the planet, and perhaps have the alien pilot deliver the message about his 'son' (if son he was) at the end. Still, Robert Picardo did very well in conveying the feel of those three years on the planet in a few minutes, neatly done. I also liked the little song to the 'Skyship', a very nice touch.