The crew of HMS Camden Lock make contact with the inhabitants of Queppu, a mostly desert planet. But first-contact does not go well and the crew are sentenced to a lingering death by the the despotic, borderline insane, Supreme Ruler. Princess Lavya (Montserrat Lombard) begs for their release. Princess Lavya is seen again in the second season where we learn that the Queppu gained a space-faring capability by selling half of their population as food to an insectoid species. It remains unclear as to why a people who live in a desert would wear red latex suits.