Meanwhile, something strange occurs in Bay 3, a hydroponics-type dome in the Academy.
At first, Loki refuses to steal from his friends, but then the alien, Vicron (now garbed in a green cape and hood, and played by Larry Dobkin), reveals his power to alter molecular structure.
"There's No Place Home" is a Space Academy episode that raises a few important questions of plausibility. For instance, if the alien needs to steal a Seeker to leave the Academy and return to his home planet (or "universe," according to the dialogue), how does he "transphase" successfully to the Academy in the first place?
It's also quite bizarre that during the rescue operation aboard the damaged Seeker, Chris and Tee-Gar wear no protective gear at all, even though the cabin is filled with gas and smoke and vapour...and Loki has warned them about it. I may have missed it, but I don't they mentioned their life support devices. Perhaps they are wearing them.