An unhinged but brilliant chemist, Razeck is in command of the chemical engineering laboratory on his planet. While on an atmospheric mission, his crew are urged to abandon the assignment by ground control and escape. An unusual solar flare races towards the planet, spelling certain doom for the Skar'Deks! A miscalculation, however, leaves Razeck not only the surviving member of his crew, but now of his entire race. Amongst the vast emptiness of space, the Skar'Dek must now grapple with his own madness while searching for the nearest space port to seek answers for his questions -- like who or what could have caused the unprecedented solar flare that erased his species.