(Author's Note: This was written in an attempt to write an inexpensive alien planet story, using readily available props and locations, small cast [except for extras], and minimal CGI. I got tired of hearing alien planets cost too much. It is intended as a single 45 minute episode.)
"I thought you were going take me to another planet." Donna looked around at the ordinary suburban street. The Doctor turned from locking the Tardis door.
"I did. Welcome to the planet Lora."
"But, this just looks like Earth, a little bit in the future. What year is it?"
"2048. By your calendar."
Donna looked around at the quiet suburban scene. It looked normal enough, though the houses were spaced farther apart than she was used to and they all had an ergonomic look, the corners rounded off like a new computer.
"Not much different."
"You'd be surprised."
"So, where is this family you're wanting to visit?"
In the living room an athletic, ginger-haired man opened the door. "Doctor!"
"Padir! It's good to see you." The Doctor held out his hands and Padir pressed them between alternate palms, the local equivalent of a handshake.
"Miralee! Come see who's here!" The Doctor pressed hands with the attractive woman that entered from another room, obviously the kitchen, considering the tea towel she was holding.
"This is my friend, Donna." Donna held out her hands and had them pressed. "I was showing her the neighborhood and thought I'd drop in."
"It's wonderful to see you again, Doctor," Padir said. "I hope there's nothing wrong?"
"No, no. We were just..." The Doctor's eye was caught by a pedestal standing in pride of place in the living room. A domed, brass birdcage sat on top, with an egg inside, the size of an American football. The Doctor laid his hand on the cage studying the egg. He turned and looked up at Padir and Miralee, a huge grin on his face.
"Congratulations! Boy or girl?"
"Girl." Padir glowed with pride. "Jeson will have a little sister soon. It's fortunate you arrived today, Doctor. You're just in time for the blessing ceremony. A God has been born."