Space heroes are usually macho and clever enough to discover an alien's weak point before zapping him into oblivion. Stuart, on the other hand, is a school dropout destined to spend the rest of his life laying carpets. Until, that is, he stumbles across Brian and suddenly finds himself with a new job - exploring a distant galaxy! But will his adventures saving an alien race give him the courage he needs to overcome his inhibitions? And will he ever be able to tell Brian how he really feels about him?