It’s the melodramatic second episode, so there’s a bit of criticism. It could have been better (or at least more appealing to the podcasters) if it had focused less on Steven worrying about people we knew to be fine, and maybe if Steven had used his powers to stop the ship.
Of course space is big, so we have to bring that up. With the Milky Way galaxy being so large, taking only seventy years to reach the zoo (at sublight speeds) means it’s just a stone’s throw (metaphorically speaking) from Earth.
Also, if you met him online recently, GC13 says hi.