“In the year 2508 the mining vessel USG Ishimura , a “planetcracker” starship, sends out a distress signal to the Concordance Extraction Corporation (CEC) during a mining operation on the planet Aegis VII. The CEC dispatches the USG Kellion to investigate. After a guidance system malfunction crashes the Kellion into the Ishimura dock, the crew tries to seek other means of transport.
As they explore what appears to be an abandoned ship, they are attacked
by grotesque monsters, killing off all but ship systems engineer John Shepard, Commander David Anderson, and Computer Specialist Miranda Lawson. Anderson notices that many of the ship’s systems are failing; he and Miranda direct and assist Shepard in fixing them to keep them alive for