Veda finds herself on board of a huge spaceship heading towards a new world.
The only escape from boredom is the VR environment that its makers created to simulate the passengers' life on Earth. Vital for the system is that everybody disconnects before sleep sets in.
Veda is a rather cynic bookshop owner that is able to exploit the possibilities of the VR to its fullest. Her mentor on board is Rimmer, a stuck-up fighter pilot who takes life much too seriously. Kira is an engineer that is specialised in rocket propulsion and was forced to join the mission involuntarily. She is mentored by the peculiar commander of the ship, Zach, who never shows himself. Taylor and Tate are doctors and identical twins. They leapt at the opportunity of some new adventure and are dedicated to make the life of every male on board miserable.
All except Kira settle in quite nicely and simply continue their work and pleasures as they were before joining the space program. However, when the children on board show a rapid alteration in sleeping patterns in response to the VR, a series of events is set into action that threatens the life of everybody when their dream state forces the ship to alter its course to an unknown destination. Can our group reinstate the ships’ original course and avert catastrophe without killing one another?