Films and books about alien accidents and their attempts to get off Earth form a one-sided view, that a human-shaped metamorph needs, only, to get to the ship or get some part, needed to fix it.
But I'll throw some more conspiracy theories and what, if in order, to go to the native desert-crater lands this creature needs to develop the entire space industry and in the end, still not to uncover itself. And you need to start this business not directly., which will spark a lot of talk, but in parallel with others, which a developed mind is building at ease.
And after a string of obligatory «failures» and, of course, успехов главный герой, как бы невзначай, говорит на встрече с общественностью: «It's time for us to become a multi-planetary species. We shouldn't be a species, surviving only on one planet! There must be a base on the moon, there are other planets…»
A large earth film studio will definitely undertake to make a film about this. And the main character will surely disappear from the radars one day, and grateful earthlings will think about theories for a long time, about what it was and how it turned out…