Well done, Lieutenant. Another uninhabited planet is perfect for our overpopulation problem. I'll send an expedition to explore.
Well, 50 years ago Lieutenant whatchamacallit would have been right.But not anymore. By the way, our planet is called Earth and my name is Fredrick. Who are you and where are you from?
Lieutenant Fliclch tells queen Sylonieus about the new planet he discovered.
EEK! Who are you!? Lieutenant Fliclch said this planet was uninhabited!!
Well, you see, by 2100 there were nearly ten-billion people on Earth. We made homes for everyone, then a horrible virus called Pax-12 swept the population, and now only 1.2 billion are alive on Earth. The old cities had no one to take care of them, and so they eroded and became homes for rats.
The Queen chooses Zylon to explore Earth.
Soon, pollution leaked out of the cities and with no one to clean it up, it went into the environment, that is why our sky is gray.
I am from planet 77-cf, and my name is Zylon. The sky here is so dark, I don't think our sky is like this. At home the sky is always a nice orange, unless it rains.
Zylon reaches Earth and she wonders about the strange plant and the color of the sky.
Zylon meets a farmer named Fredrick who she quickly befriends.
Fredrick tells Zylon about why the sky is gray. Zylon says goodbye to go explore another part of Earth.
Zylon is sad and disappointed at what she sees, and decides to go back to 77-cf.