The Poseidon Adventure…in space.
Slated for retirement, The Osiris is on its final mission to Prolla 19, where it will be decommissioned; spending its final days on display. But after discovering a faulty hyperdrive, Captain Sherk is given a direct order from Admiral Kahn to keep his mouth shut and continue the mission. There’s a celebratory dinner that night in the stateroom in honor of the Osiris. Before his speech, Captain Sherk is distracted by his crew on the bridge. Something has gone horribly wrong. The hyperdrive implodes, destroying part of the ship and setting off a chain reaction of safety measures that seals the vessel from all of the damaged areas. Only 25% of the craft remains. Air pressure is normal, but now they have only six hours before they run out of oxygen. Captain Sherk has identified a path to an escape pod on the other side of the ship, but it will be a perilous journey. He convinces a small group of survivors to accompany him, but most of the people stay behind in hopes of rescue.
Only a handful make it out of the stateroom before things go sideways. One of the survivors — a young strong-willed cadet named Drake — tries in vain to rescue a few more people, but his efforts are cut short when the ship automatically seals off the chamber and the stateroom is consumed by deep space. They face another seemingly insurmountable obstacle, but the captain sacrifices himself to give the others a chance. They make it past, but wonder if it’s all in vain as they begin to lose faith. After Sherk’s death, Drake Slaughter steps up and takes charge, infusing the remaining survivors with hope. They make it past the next obstacle. After a few more trials, and several more deaths, they arrive at the escape pod. But it’s already gone. They can still see it heading back towards their home planet.
They fire off every emergency space-flare available to no response. With only a couple of hours of oxygen left, they’ve been left behind. Two hours later, resigned to death, they wake to a loud, CLANG! as a rescue vessel latches on to the exterior. They’re almost out of air, but can hear the sound of cutting torches. The rescue team breaks through the hull of the escape pod filling it with oxygen. Out of one thousand souls only seven have survived. They’re taken away in the rescue vessel as the ghost ship continues on its final journey. One that will never end.