Though they are light-years away from their home planet, the students aboard the university space station Ilea still find themselves dealing with the down-to-earth travails of friendship and romance amid the perils of deep-space travel. Cogs in the wheel of the ongoing Daedalus Project, Gabriella Tanzi (Fay Masterson) and her classmates struggle to find their own identity in the new frontier of interstellar space.
An American, Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr) goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world.
Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives.